109. Friday 5: Five Reasons to Sign Up for Safety Town

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Safety Town walk-in registration for Kindergarteners and first graders opens tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at The Orchard Church, 1301 S. Grove Avenue in Barrington.  Run by the Barrington Junior Womens Club, Safety Town is a two-week educational summer program that teaches kids safety skills.  The setting is a permanent mini-town at the Orchard Church location that was built through community support back in 1997.  For this week’s Friday 5 list we’re sharing Five Reasons to Sign Up for Safety Town!

The "Friday 5" at 365Barrington.com
The “Friday 5” at 365Barrington.com

There are four Safety Town sessions being offered for 2014 and I hear the morning sessions fill up the fastest!  Here are the options:

Safety Town - LogoSession 1
June 16th through the 27th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Session 2
June 16th through the 27th from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 3
July 14th through the 25th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Session 4
July 14th through the 25th from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Safety Town has become a rite of passage for young campers in Barrington.

So we came up with a list of these 5 reasons why you should sign up for Safety Town tomorrow…

Five Reasons to Sign Up for Safety Town…

1. Hands-on Learning

This miniature town gives the children experience in using safety skills with hands-on activities and demonstrations, like learning how to stay safe while riding bikes and acting as pedestrians.

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Safety Town in Barrington, Illinois

2. Full Safety Spectrum

Safety topics covered include pedestrian, traffic, bicycle, water, poison, fire, electrical, animal and playground safety as well as stranger danger and how to use 911.

3. Happy Campers

Campers have fun learning from speakers, movies, songs, poems, art projects and activities that support the safety lessons.

Safety Town Camper in Barrington, Illinois
Safety Town Camper in Barrington, Illinois

4.  Police & Fire Field Trips

Field trips to the Barrington Police & Fire Department are also included in the program to help children enjoy and understand safety rules and lessons.

Safety Town in Barrington, Illinois
Safety Town in Barrington, Illinois

5. Volunteers in Action

All of the lessons are taught by camp directors and local middle and high-school volunteers with the help of local police and fire officials. They get the kids involved in demonstrations to help drive home the information kids need to avoid and react to safetu situations they may encounter.

Safety Town Volunteers
Safety Town Volunteers

Children living in Barrington and surrounding communities (Lake Zurich, Palatine, Fox River Grove, Cary, Carpentersville, etc.) who will be entering Kindergarten or first grade (must be 5 years old by 9/1/2014) will be able to participate as a Safety Town Camper.

For the Safety Town Camper Registration form, CLICK HERE.

For the Safety Town Volunteer Registration form, CLICK HERE.

The Safety Town enrollment fee is $100. Scholarships are available based on financial need. To request a scholarship, please email safetytown@bjwc.org by April 30th.  If you have additional questions, contact the Barrington Junior Women’s Club at safetytown@bjwc.org or (847) 809-1960.

Safety Town in Barrington, Illinois
Safety Town in Barrington, Illinois

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