Safety Town is designed to provide hands-on safety education for incoming kindergarten and first-grade students.
Safety Town is a one-week summer program offered to incoming kindergarten and first-grade students, to provide a realistic, child-sized town with miniature streets, buildings, crosswalks, and working traffic lights. Students will navigate the safety town setting on a provided bicycle while learning the importance of bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular safety.
The program is directed by YMCA staff members with assistance from local youth volunteers and features visits by police, firefighters, paramedics, and other local first responders and community members.
The mission of the Hopewell Valley Safety Town is to provide incoming kindergarten and first-grade students with an introduction to safety awareness in a safe, fun, and constructive play environment. This childhood safety education program is designed so children will have the tools to be able to create safe situations for themselves in everyday life, including social skills, traffic & pedestrian skills, safety in the community, and safety at home.
Dates: June 26 – June 30
Grades: Entering Kindergarten & Entering 1st grade in the fall of 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am or 12:00 am – 2:30 pm
Campers are encouraged to bring their own bike AND must bring their own helmet, to allow campers to become familiar with the bike they will be riding daily.
Location: Bear Tavern Elementary School
Safety Town cannot operate without the support of people willing to give their time and resources for the safety of our children. Volunteers are always needed to act as guides for the children, perform administrative tasks and assist with maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering at safety town, click on the following link to be taken to the volunteer application form.
Donations are always welcome to help pay for maintenance, new construction, and on-going costs of operating this facility. For more information contact the Hopewell Valley YMCA at 609-737-3048.