A Positive Youth Development Program of Newtown Youth & Family Services
Newtown Youth & Family Services’ Safety Town program is a one-week interactive safety education program developed to teach rising kindergartners and first graders important life-saving lessons on strangers, traffic, fire, pedestrian, poison, drug, playground, bus and water safety. This program began in 2013 and is a replica of the nationally recognized program founded in 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio by policeman Fred Boals.
Safety Town combines classroom instruction and the use of a miniature town designed to provide a complete hands-on experience. The miniature town has a fire house, police station, library, and even features the historic Newtown, CT flag pole. Within this town, there are working traffic lights, crosswalks, bicycle lanes and signs which create an environment for children to practice what they have learned through constructive play.
Four out of the five days, campers will head over to the Newtown Community Center for water safety and pool time. There will be 2 days of swim and 2 days of water safety for each camper.
Cost: $150 per child.
Financial assistance is available.
Safety Town is a one week program. You have three weeks to choose from.
Week 1: July 11-15
Week 2: July 18-22
Week 3: July 25-29
9:00 am to 1:15 pm, rain or shine.
Daily Schedule for Monday - Thursday. Friday is slightly different:
Camp will be split into 2 groups.
9:00am - Drop off at NYFS
9:00 to Lunch time - Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, activities and games at NYFS. Each day will feature a different group of specials guests from agencies like Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue, Newtown Police Department and more!
All safety topics will be taught in collaboration with local community and health agencies.
Around 11:25am - Group A Lunch (campers must bring their own lunch)
11:45am - Group A Transportation to Newtown Community Center
Around 11:50am - Group B Lunch (campers must bring their own lunch)
12:15pm - Group B Transportation to Newtown Community Center
12:10 - 1:10 pm - Group A Pool Time
12:30 - 1:15 pm - Group B Water Safety
1:15pm - Pick up at the Newtown Community Center
9:00am - Drop off at NYFS
9:00 - 11:45 am - Finish up classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, activities and games at NYFS.
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Graduation, parents and guardians are invited.
1:15pm - Pick-up at NYFS
NYFS - 15 Berkshire Drive, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
Newtown Community Center - 8 Simpson Street, Newtown, CT 06470
If you have any questions please contact Madison McColl at MMcColl@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or (203) 270-4335.
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