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Safety Town Commanders Camp 2021 From Tuesday, August 10 - Thursday, August 12

Safety Town Commanders Camp 2021 Part of the Safety Town Camp Series

Camp will run August 10-12 from 12:30-4:00pm.  This camp is for children between the ages of 8-10 and must be of age at time of camp.  Have a 5-7 year old?  Register for Safety Town Majors here!

We are excited to once again offer our Safety Town Commanders Camp-modeled after the original Safety Town, but with a curriculum built for the next level, ages 8-10.    The focus of this camp will include a review of the original Safety Town (Majors) and will go in-depth with experts in areas ranging from fire safety to internet safety and beyond.  Topics will cover many categories pertinent to this age group including what to do if your alarm goes off, gun safety, walking home alone, falls, poison/medicine safety, bullying/cyber bullying and mindfulness which includes yoga.
Camp is dynamic and interactive, with various what-if scenarios being played out and group discussions moderated by a certified teacher.   Children will learn everything from how to use a fire extinguisher to how to navigate safely in today’s cyber world and more!

We are proud to have the following experts teaching our camp:

Lake Forest Police Department: 
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LFPD will teach the kids safety awareness and self defense in a fun/interactive way!  They’ll creatively cover topics such as gun safety, bike and skateboard safety, what to do when you are home alone and cyber safety/online stranger danger.
Lake Forest Fire Department:  
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LFFD will teach kids about everything from fireworks safety to first aid, to even demonstrating a sprinkler system with a real-live fire in the safe confines of their smokehouse.  This prompts a discussion about home fire prevention and escape plannning.
K9 Reading Buddies of the Northshore:
K9 Reading Buddies of the Northshore will bring their therapy dogs on site and teach the campers all about pet safety!  Topics covered will include what to do if a scary or unknown dog approaches and the do’s and don’ts around dogs.
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LEAD is dedicated to the promotion of healthy family relationships and the prevention of alcohol, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth.  LEAD has served the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Knollwood community for over 30 years, and now conducts trainings, workshops and presentations for both youth and adults all over the country. During the 2017-2018 school year, LEAD has spoken face-to-face with more than 3,500 students and more than 3,000 parents and community leaders – the most in their history.  For Safety Town Commander, LEAD will run a fun/interactive program teaching 8-10 year olds about medicine safety.  We are so excited to have this highly regarded community organization involved in Safety Town!
Stephanie Bersh with Simply Bee Counseling :

Stephanie Bersh is the resident Yoga Teacher at Simply Bee.  She has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years and teaching the past four years and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

Stephanie will talk about mindfulness and how to handle bullying or witnessing bullying.  She’ll do a fun yoga session with the kids so they can learn about the mind/body connection and how important it is to our health.

LFOLA will teach our kids all about outdoor safety, tick safety, poisonous plants that are indigenous to our praries, and why it is so important to get off our screens and get outdoors!


Foss Swim School:

Foss will teach the campers all about safety around large bodies of water, at the beach, lakes as well as at the pool!  Always wear a life jacket!

Liz Tomaso/Teacher:
Liz Tomaso has taught Safety Town camp before, and we are thrilled to have her teaching our Safety Town Two camp!  She’ll review all the important lessons with the kids each day, with a formal curriculum that reinforces the lessons being taught by the experts.


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*SAFETY TOWN CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel your child’s Safety Town registration up to four weeks before the first day of camp. We are not able to give refunds for cancellations with less than four weeks notice. A 10 percent handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations. To cancel, please call 847-234-6060. If your child is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons, you may receive a refund (less the 10% processing fee) at any time prior to the start of camp by providing a doctor’s note. We are unable to refund for any missed days of camp.


*NO REPEAT CAMPERS: To ensure that many children in our community have the opportunity to go through camp between the ages of 5 and 7, once your child has graduated from Safety Town, they cannot attend camp again. Thank you for understanding.


*WAIT LIST POLICY: If Safety Town sells out, you can place your child on a waiting list from our website. If a spot should open up, we will contact families in the order they were placed on the waiting list.

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