Welcome to Camp Bandage 2023
Camp Bandage – Grand Lake is an annual safety camp and kids’ fun fair focusing on safety awareness and educational activities.
Each year at Grand Lake RV Resort on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees since it began in 2017, the free outdoor one-day event provides safety, health, and first aid training for children of all ages.
Several groups and organizations across the Grand Lake community are on hand during the family-friendly event to educate children and demonstrate a wide variety of safety topics to them in a fun and diverse environment.
During Camp Bandage, children learn about safe outdoor recreation, water safety, health, first aid, weather, fire safety, injury and substance abuse prevention, and more. They also have the opportunity to meet and interact with first responders from the Grand Lake area, including fire, police, and EMTs, and explore helicopters, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, patrol boats, cranes, and a fire boat.
Each year, the event’s finale is a mock car crash demonstration. Presented by Grand Lake area law enforcement members and first responders, the mock crash allows those watching to learn how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real-time and see what their jobs entail.
In addition to the many safety classes, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, the fun includes karaoke, dancing, and games.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, everything is free at Camp Bandage – Grand Lake, including admission, prizes, hot dogs, and drinks. T-shirts are given away to the first 500 children as they arrive at Camp Bandage.
Open to the public, Camp Bandage – Grand Lake is organized by Grand Nation, a non-profit grassroots coalition that has been serving the Grand Lake area since 2012.