21st Annual Blaine Safety Camp a Success Two-day camp focuses on reducing the number of...
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July 11 & 12, 2017
Blaine Safety Camp
- The Blaine Police Department, Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View Fire Department, and the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor an exciting program to teach kids, through a variety of fun activities, how to be safe in their daily lives.
- Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and disabling injury for children ages birth to 14. The goal of Safety Camp is to help reduce the number of these incidents. Students will spend two days learning skills necessary to avoid injury and cope with emergency situations.
- Safety Camp is open to incoming 4th grade children residing in the Blaine area. It is a two-day (not overnight) event held each year in July, rain or shine.
- The $40 fee to attend Safety Camp includes lunch, snacks, adult leadership, supplies, fitted bike helmet, t-shirt, and an evening Awards Ceremony held the second evening of camp.
Play As You Learn
Blaine Safety Camp covers a variety of child-specific safety topics and trends.
Learn about fire hazards in and around your home.
Learn to be an active bystander and avoid being the target.
Learn about how to stay safe while swimming.
Learn about sharing TOO MUCH information, cyber-bullying, and online predators.
Learn about electrical dangers in and around the house.
Learn to respect and safety tips around animals in the home or in the wild.
Learn about the importance of wearing a helmet, sports injuries, injury treatment, and what life would be like if you suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Learn to use the buddy system, and check first versus secrets and surprises.
A “Safety Magician” performs an entertaining and thought provoking presentation on the importance of making good decisions regarding drugs and alcohol.
Don Bania, Jr, talks about his life and the changes he had to make as the result of being struck by a drunk driver in a motorcycle accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. His message is about how important it is to follow the rules given to us by our parents and those people who are trying to protect us and the importance of perseverance.