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Safety Town Camp 2017

Day(s): Tuesday - Friday
Date(s): June 6-9
Time(s): 1 PM to 4 PM
Location: Gorton Community Center
Price: $105 Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Resident - $120 non-resident

SAFETY TOWN 2017 IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL ANN@GORTONCENTER.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, CHILD'S NAME AND AGE TO BE PUT ON A WAITLIST.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SAFETY TOWN!

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR SAFETY TOWN, A WAIVER IS MANDATORY FOR CAMP ATTENDANCE (BELOW) 


           

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 June 6-9 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.

We are excited to be celebrating our Fifth Anniversary of Safety Town this year! The response and enthusiasm from the community regarding this program each and every year has been overwhelmingly positive and has proved to us that this was a needed summer program. 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 afterwards in the town to answer any questions and to take pictures.

Who comes to Safety Town?

Children must be between the ages of five years 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 Tricia Sweet at ann@gortoncenter.org

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

 

                         

 

 

 

    

  

 

 








*SAFETY TOWN CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel your child’s Safety Town registration up to two weeks before the first day of camp. We are not able to give refunds for cancellations with less than two weeks notice. A $5 handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations. To cancel, please call 847-810-4113. If your child is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons, you may receive a refund (less the $5 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 from our website. If a spot should open up, we will contact families in the order they were placed on the wait list.

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.

 

 

 

 


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