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Safety Town Camp June 12-15 Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Safety Town Camp June 12-15

  • Date: June 12
  • Time:
    1:00 pm TO 4:00 pm
  • Price: $120 - $140
    $120/Lake Forest Lake Bluff Residents $140/Non residents
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045


Safety Town is an interactive safety awareness program for children 5-7 years of age. Each day the children will be introduced to various safety issues in a fun and safe environment. The program is taught by certified teachers with hands-on topics led by community guest speakers as well as visits from the Lake Forest Police Department and Lake Forest Fire Department. Teen volunteers lead the children through camp every day and receive valuable training along with obtaining community service hours. Campers learn about pedestrian safety by tricycling about a miniature town complete with streets, sidewalks, buildings, stop signs and a working traffic signal. Importance is placed on having the children memorize a cell phone number to call if they should ever become lost. We use fun songs to reinforce all of these principles and the children memorize our very own Safety Town Pledge!

Safety Town will be held at Gorton Community Center from Tuesday June 12th through Friday the15th from 1 to 4pm, rain or shine. A t-shirt and water bottle will be handed out on the first day of camp. It is up to the child if they would like to wear their t-shirt every day—most children do because it is more fun! We ask that children bring their own helmets every day. We will provide the tricycles.

This is Safety Town’s sixth year running at Gorton!  We hope you will join us!


What do Children learn at Safety Town?

Safety Town students learn about a variety of situations and what they should do to remain safe, including:

  • Pedestrian, Railroad and Traffic Safety
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Water, Beach and Playground Safety
  • Fire Prevention
  • Personal Safety
  • Pet and Wildlife Safety
  • Stranger Safety

There will be a graduation ceremony on the last day of the program. Certificates of Achievement will be given to all who go through the program. All family members are welcome!  A police and fire representative will be on hand afterwads to answer any questions.

Who comes to Safety Town?

Children must be between the ages of five and seven years prior to September 30, 2016 in order to qualify for registration. Please no repeat campers.

Want to sponsor a building or street sign?  Contact Ann Wildman at  ann@gortoncenter.org


If you have any additional questions, are interested in sponsorship, or would like to help on a Safety Town committee, please contact Ann Wildman at ann@gortoncenter.org

If you are entering the 7th-12th grades this fall and are interested in volunteering at Safety Town, click here.

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.