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Safety Town is an exciting interactive
day camp for children ages 4 – 6 years old. This one week experience
gives children the confidence and knowledge they need to be safe at
home and during the beginning of their first years in school. Each
day introduces a new theme while building on skills through creative
hands on learning. Our trained counselors help solidify these
lessons by making safety fun and meaningful.
Deerfield Township residents are
eligible to register their children in any one of the four sessions
offered at no cost. For 2013, the dates for Safety Town are June
10-14 and June 17-21. Each session lasts one week and can be taken in
the A.M. from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
(AM Sessions Full) or the afternoon session from
1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The choice is yours.
Safety Town 2013 is now scheduled and
registration begins on May 1st. Applications
received after May 14th will be placed on a waiting list.
Confirmation placement letters will be sent within a week. You
are able to type in
your child's information directly into the form. However, you
cannot save the information; you must print it before you close the
application. Registration must either be mailed or done in person at
the Township Administration Offices (4900 Parkway Dr, Suite 150,
Mason, OH 45040). Confirmation letters will then be sent with detailed information.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda (513.701.6958;
email) or Lt. Strausbaugh
What Your Child Will Experience
Each day begins by getting the creative
energy flowing in the art room while we wait for everyone to arrive.
On the first day of the week the children are assigned counselors
and remain in the same group for the entire week building their
comfort and confidence. Once everyone is there all the groups are
escorted to the main room for a special guest speaker covering the
theme of the day. Themes include
Police Officers Are Our Friends, Bicycle Safety,
Pet and Animal Safety, Bus Safety and Fire Safety.
After listening to the guest speaker the
children rotate through five different stations. These stations
remain constant throughout the week except for Friday. Each station
usually lasts approximately 15 minutes and reinforces their skills
as well as a much needed energy outlet. Each group rotates through
every station once each day.
The day concludes when all of the groups
have rotated through each of the stations and we all meet in the
main room. Our helmets and snack bags are gathered and we talk about
what we learned from our guest speaker concerning the theme for that
day. Goodie bags are given out that contain a reward and information
focused on the theme of the day. Children are then released to their
parents as we eagerly await the next day of fun and learning about
Safety Town is held at the