Safety Town Majors Camp (5-7 year olds)August 2020 Part of the Safety Town Camp Series
This camp is for ages 5-7 years. In order to register for this camp, your child must be between the ages of 5 and 7 at the time of camp, no exceptions.
Please note: in light of COVID-19, we are prepared to follow all government regulations in terms of adapting our camp to state regulations such as smaller groups, sanitation protocols, etc. We will keep you updated with any changes as things evolve.
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 August 11th through Friday the 14th 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 eighth 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 to answer any questions.
Who comes to Safety Town?
Children must be between the ages of five and seven years prior to September 1, 2020 in order to qualify for registration.
PLEASE NO REPEAT CAMPERS
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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 ten 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 wait list by calling the office at 847/234-6060. If a spot should open up, we will contact families in the order they were placed on the waiting list.