Safety Town returns to Tualatin

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Tualatin Together is bringing Safety Town back to Tualatin this summer. Safety Town uses guest presentations from first responders, songs, dance, crafts, and hands-on experiences to teach rising kindergarten and 1st-grade students basic safe practices with fire, pedestrians, bikes, traffic, buses, water, poison, and emergency preparedness. Campers will get to ride their Kett cars through the camp’s scaled city to learn basics about traffic flow, helmet safety and pedestrian safety. Daily crafts and songs coincide with the lessons of the day to help every camper learn to be safe in their community. Camp will also include a field trip to New Season to teach young campers about bus safety.

Tualatin Together worked with local kindergarten teachers to create the curriculum to help students starting school in the fall transition to being young learners in a classroom. The curriculum is adapted from the National Safety Town Center to best serve the students in our community.

Tualatin Together Executive Director Cyndy Hillier commented, “The opportunity to collaborate with partners to bring this national program to our community for our youth is a dream come true. This could not be a better time in these young lives for us to come together to invest in safety as well as build healthy relationships with trusted adults such as first responders and teachers.”

Two Safety Town sessions will be offered:  July 15-19 and July 22-26

The sessions have identical content. Please register your child for just one session to ensure we have space for everyone interested in Safety Town. The camp runs daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Before—and after-camp care is not available for Safety Town. This camp is likely to fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended. 

Camp counselors and junior counselors are students from Tualatin High School and Hazelbrook Middle School. All student counselors go through an application and interview process before being hired. Once hired, student counselors will receive many hours of training as they prepare to teach their young campers. For many counselors, this will be their first job, and they will also benefit from the leadership training and experience that Safety Town will provide them. 

If you are interested in being a counselor, learn more on the Safety Town website:

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