All children entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall of 2022 and who will be five years old by September 1, 2022.
Parent/Guardian must attend a brief orientation meeting on Monday morning of the scheduled session at 8:30am.
All staff, teen volunteers (counselors-in-training) and other Safety Town volunteers are fully vaccinated.
Monitor the daily health of your family and child to ensure everyone’s well-being.
Check your child’s temperature each morning. No one is permitted with a temperature of 100 degrees or COVID-19 related symptoms. Children, staff, and volunteers have temperature checks taken daily.
If your child has allergies, ensure that your child takes the necessary allergy medication. Children who are coughing or sneezing repeatedly will be sent home.
If a child becomes sick while at Safety Town,the child will be moved to an outdoor isolation area, and we will call the parent/guardian for immediate pick up.
Following a pick up, please provide us with an update onthe status of your child’s health.If your child or family member tests positive for COVID-19, we will follow the policies outlined in our Safety Plan Summer 2022.
Frequent hand washing/sanitizing.
Disinfecting tables at start of each day, between camper rotations in the Art Room, at end of each day.
Classroom doors/windows to the outside will be left open to ensure air circulation. Each classroom have air sanitizing machine operating during camp.
Protocols will be updated as needed to follow all CDC and Santa Barbara Public Health's requirements.
Safety Town introduces pre- and post-kindergarten children to a wide variety of personal and public safety topics, including: vehicle safety belts, bus riding, bicycle and pedestrian rules of the road, playground and water safety, domestic violence, verbal and sexual child abuse, and gun and fire hazards. The children learn how to dial 9-1-1 for emergency help and memorize their home address and an important family phone number. The five-day, 17.5-hour program is offered each summer at various elementary school-based locations.
At Safety Town, the serious subject of safety is combined with arts and craft activities and songs to reinforce learning, making the experience lots of fun! Community safety professionals, including police officers, firefighters, and forest rangers, visit Safety Town to present safety lessons. Safety Town professionals continue to modify and enhance the curriculum to keep it relevant and follow the current best practices.
Safety Town's lead instructors are certificated teachers from local elementary schools. Two teen counselors-in-training are assigned to a group of four children. All teen counselors are students from local high schools, providing over 6,000 hours of volunteer community service per year.
Parent at El Camino School
"I appreciate having so many important safety topics covered in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way. It opened doors for good conversation at home and gave my child some practical tools for facing some of his fears-(like fire)."
Parent at Foothill School
"We appreciated the impressive variety of safety topics, handouts that inspired us as a family to discuss the topics, and the interactivity of the program. A truly remarkable program that he loved."