Newtown Youth and Family Services

Safety Town

A Positive Youth Development Program of
Newtown Youth & Family Services

Safety Town is made possible
in part the M & T Bank charitable
foundation, Meserve Memorial
Foundation and Walmart Spark
Good local grants. It is because
of grants like these that NYFS
is able to provide such valuable
programs to our youth.

Newtown Youth & Family Services’ Safety Town program is a one-week interactive safety education camp 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. 

We are so thankful for the support of this program!



Safety Town

Safety Town
Operates on a weekly schedule.

Safety Town: For Children 4 - 7 years old, meets Monday - Thursday from 
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. 


Week 1: July 8th - 12th
Week 2: July 15th - 19th
Week 3: July 22nd - 26th
Week 4: July 29th - August 2nd

Cost: $150

For more information, please contact Madison McColl, Youth Coordinator at or (203) 270 - 4335.


2024 Program Information

Daily Schedule for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday are slightly different:
9:00 AM - Drop off at NYFS.
9:00 AM 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 12:00 PM - Lunch (campers must bring their own lunch).
12:00 PM and on - Finish up classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, activities and games at NYFS.
1:15 PM - Pick-up at NYFS.

Thursday Schedule:
9:00 AM - Drop off at the Newtown Community Center.
9:00 - 10:45 AM - Water safety lessons with classroom instruction and hands-on experiences.
10:45 - 11:45 AM - Group 1 swim. Group 2 activities, games and lunch.
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Group 2 swim. Group 1 activities, games and lunch.
12:45 - 1:15 PM - Review.
1:15 PM - Pick up at the Newtown Community Center.

Friday Schedule:
9:00 AM - Drop off at NYFS.
9:00 - 11:45 AM - Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences, activities and games at NYFS. We will also eat lunch before graduation.
12:00 PM - Graduation, parents and guardians are invited to attend.
12:30 PM - Pick up at NYFS.


Photos from 2023: