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O’Fallon summer campers stay busy with rock climbing, helicopters

O'Fallon summer campers get lesson in touching the clouds

O'Fallon Parks and Recreation summer campers rock climbed, learned about Emergency Medical Services, as well as explored ambulances and a SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital helicopter in O'Fallon Community Park last Thursday.
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O'Fallon Parks and Recreation summer campers rock climbed, learned about Emergency Medical Services, as well as explored ambulances and a SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital helicopter in O'Fallon Community Park last Thursday.

O’Fallon summer campers didn’t have time to think about the heat with all the activities and visitors last Thursday.

O’Fallon Parks and Recreation summer campers were visited at O’Fallon Community Park by an Upper Limits rock climbing wall, O’Fallon-Shiloh EMS ambulances and an SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital helicopter with its Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Team before swimming at Memorial Community Pool.

The Summer Mini-Camp Outdoor Pursuits campers took turns climbing a rock wall in the shade at the park before lunch.

“I’ve climbed before. It’s a lot of fun,” Lukas Smith said.

Other summer campers were a part of the Choo Choo pre-K camp and the Camp Cavins first-sixth grade camp.

Kim Showalter, director of the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation summer camp program, said the kids were looking forward to the helicopter visit all week.

“They get to tour it, look inside and see all of the equipment involved with a medical transport for someone their age or younger. So it’s great to introduce them to it,” Showalter said.

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