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Safety Town Commanders Camp

Mon, August 5
12:30 pm
- Thu, August 8
4:00 pm

$120 – $140

For 8-10 Year Old Campers


Mon, August 05, 2024 12:30 pm - August 08, 2024 4:00 pm


Lake Forest/Lake Bluff residents-$120; non-residents-$140 (including processing fees/included in price listed)


Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045


Safety Town II registration is now closed.
Interested in being a Safety Town Counselor? Sign up here!
Limited to one camp registration per family online. Please call Gorton 847-234-6060 to register siblings and twins/triplets.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-4 pm. (August 5th, 6th, & 8th. No camp on Lake Forest Day)
  • This camp is for 8-10 year-olds only. In order to register for this camp, your child must be between the ages of 8-10 at the time of camp, with no exceptions.
  •  Have a 5-7 year old? Register for Safety Town Majors Camp 5-7 years here!
Our Safety Town Commanders Camp is 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!

Want to be a Safety Town sponsor? Contact Ann Wildman for more information.

We are proud to have the following experts teaching our camp:
Lake Forest Police Department: 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.

Image result for Lake Forest Fire Department  Lake Forest Fire Department:  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.
Operation Lifesaver: Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Operation Lifesaver will be providing our kids with rail safety education!




 Yoga with Areta: Our resident yoga instructor will teach about the importance of practicing mindfulness and grounding.





American Red Cross: The American Red Cross will be focusing on fire emergency preparedness and readiness at home.





Welcome Wellness with Mollie Lawniczak: Mollie from Welcome Wellness will be presenting on nutrition!





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

Fit2Defend Academy: This will involve an interactive session where kids learn about self-defense and get to practice moves with each other and an instructor.

At Gorton Center, we offer a wide range of classes for both youth and adults, ensuring there’s something for everyone. From art and yoga to acting and robotics, our diverse programs are designed to inspire and engage.

At Gorton Center, we believe in the transformative power of the arts. Our calendar is filled with a variety of offerings, ensuring there’s always something to captivate your interest. Our commitment to quality means you’ll be learning from the best instructors in their fields.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a visitor, there’s always something extraordinary waiting for you at Gorton Center. Join our vibrant community where every event is an opportunity to connect, get inspired, and learn. Come be a part of Gorton Center, where creativity and learning flourish together.

Gorton Center is a premier destination for outstanding cultural and performing arts experiences serving the residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and the surrounding region. As a proud nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we are dedicated to enriching our community through an array of exceptional events and programs.

At Gorton Center, we believe in the transformative power of the arts. Our vibrant calendar is brimming with diverse offerings, ensuring there's always something to captivate and inspire you. From live music performances that resonate with your soul to comedy nights that leave you in stitches, we curate events to suit all tastes and interests. Our dedication to quality and community engagement means you can expect only the best in cultural entertainment.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a visitor, there’s always something extraordinary waiting for you. Come be a part of our community, where every event is an opportunity to connect, enjoy, and be inspired.

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

*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.

Liability Waiver Form

I acknowledge that participation in Gorton Center programs may involve some risk of
physical injury due to the nature of the activities. In consideration for acceptance of these programs, I
do hereby release, waive and forever discharge, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, my child
or person for whom I am guardian, any and all claims, including but not limited to claims for damages
and any attorney fees, arising in connection with Gorton Center programs, against the
Gorton Center, the City of Lake Forest and their representatives, employees, independent
contractors, agents or officials, directors, sponsors, or any officials of these programs. This release,
waiver and discharge of claims includes, but is not limited to, any claims arising in connection with any
transportation related to Gorton Center programs. I further represent that I/my child is
possessed of such mental and physical capacity to participate in these programs. I am aware that this
waiver is valid for any program registrations received by the Gorton Center until a revised
form is required.
I understand that participants may be videotaped or photographed during Gorton Center
programs, activities and events. My photo, video and film likeness, and that of my child or ward, may be
used by the program, activity and event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and/or their assigns for
any legitimate purpose and I will hold the released parties harmless, on behalf of myself and my child or
ward and the parents, guardians and others as outlined above, for such use.
If the participant is a minor or otherwise legally incapacitated, the undersigned parent and natural
guardian or legal guardian of the participant represents and warrants that he/she is the parent or
natural guardian or legal guardian of the minor participant and that he/she possesses the authority to
act in such capacity and does so act by signing this Liability Waiver Form. The undersigned further
agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Gorton Center, the City of Lake Forest and their
representatives, employees, independent contractors, agents, officers, directors, sponsors, or any
officials of these programs from all claims, liabilities and costs as may be imposed upon such parties
because of any defect in, or lack of legal capacity to execute, this Liability Waiver Form.
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Mon, August 5<br>12:30 pm
Thu, August 8<br>4:00 pm
$120 – $140
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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(847) 234-6060