Safety Town participants learn important safety lessons through hands-on activities and demonstrations. The facility at Orchard Church in Barrington was built in 1997 through community support and is an integral part of the program. This miniature layout of a town was built to give children hands-on experience in using safety skills. Safety topics covered include pedestrian, motorist, fire, bicycle, water, poison, electrical, animal and playground safety as well as stranger danger. Movies, songs, poems, art and field trips to the Barrington Police & Fire Department are also included in the program to help children enjoy and understand safety rules and lessons.
Children residing 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 9/1/2015) will be able to participate as a Safety Town Camper.
They are also in need of Volunteers, students having finished 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as of this summer.
Online registration will open on Monday, April 20th. Visit www.bjwc.org for more information or to access our online registration form at that time.