MT. VERNON, Ill. - Rend Lake College still has openings in the new kids camp, BLAST! Babysitter's Club Camp. This camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 20-23 at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon.
RLC Instructor Leslie McKenzie will provide campers with training in Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST!), a program from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
According to McKenzie, campers will learn how to provide care and how to use activities to engage children of all ages. They will find out how to handle emergencies and learn pediatric first aid and CPR. They will also learn how to handle behavior problems and discipline, as well as bottle and spoon feeding.
Campers will bring home items such as the BLAST! Handbook, a Babysitter Busy Bag (full of ideas and activities to take along on babysitting jobs), and a CPR/First Aid certification card.
Campers need to bring a sack lunch and drinks to camp each day. This camp is for ages 10+. The cost is $85.
For more information or to register, contact RLC Community & Corporation Education at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1267 or 1714.