MERRILL - Some parents start to leave their kids home alone around nine years old, but that can make parents very nervous.
Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center held its 21st Lincoln County Safety Day Camp for Kids today in Merrill to help ease those fears.
The camp is specifically geared toward children that are ages 8-11 years old.
"When a child gets to be nine, ten years old you're starting to let the kid be home alone for a few minutes while you run and do something or they start to cook for themselves a little bit. Just to stay safer when there isn't a parent around to tell them what to do," explained Ministry Good Samaritan R.N. Heidi Duley.
The activities focused on keeping kids safe when they are on their own. The day camp tried to drive home what the kids have already learned from school and parents.
"Parents try to tell their kids all the time the safety of why you do this, why don't, but when there is someone in a uniform or someone that's an expert in this, they'll listen to them and hopefully kids safe through the years," said Duley.
The kids rotated through stations that go over fire safety, gun safety, dental care, and many other topics.