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Posted on: March 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] STOP! LOOK! And LISTEN! Eugene Safety Town A Child Accident Prevention Program

What: Eugene Police child safety program for children entering kindergarten in the fall
When: Weekdays July 13 – July 24, either, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., or 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Eugene Christian School, 2895 Chad Dr. (Across from Costco), Eugene 97408

Safety Town is an incredible two-week comprehensive educational program that introduces pre-school children to safety awareness. This exceptional program teaches children entering kindergarten in the fall basic safety awareness and accident prevention through hands-on learning activities.

The life-saving lessons covering topics such as pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, poison, basic fire, gun, home and water safety are presented in age appropriate fashions through instruction, song and hands-on activities. Safety Town students will have an opportunity to explore a police car, police motorcycle, fire truck and school bus and will receive a T-shirt for participation in the program.

Camper registrations are accepted on first come, first served basis.The registration deadline is June 1st. The camp does fill, so sign up soon! http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15418

Safety Town also offers a unique volunteer opportunity for area teens, 13-19 years of age. The Teen volunteers are used as the camp “counselors”. Not only do they have the opportunity to help the pre-Kinder campers learn these important safety lessons, but they get to learn leadership, team-building and job skills. Teens will be required to pass an interview and background check.

The teen volunteer applications are due by May 1st. http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15420

Safety Town is not possible without generous donations/sponsorships by area businesses and residents. There are a variety of ways you can help make this great program happen. Please contact Debbie Janecek, 541-682-2746 or debbie.k.janecek@ci.eugene.or.us for more information.


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