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What are the dates for Safety Town and where will Safety Town be held?
The dates for the 2022 Safety Town camp sessions
June 6th - 16th and June 20th - 30th
AM Sessions 8:30am - 11:30am
PM Sessions 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Camp is held at the New Albany-Plain Local School Early Learning Center at 5101 Swickard Woods Boulevard New Albany OH 43054.
What are the age and grade requirements to attend Safety Town?
Children must be 5 years of age on or before August 1st and entering kindergarten or first grade in the Fall of the year attending camp. This two week camp is for children who are attending a safety town camp for the first time. If your child has already completed New Albany Safety Town, please register your child for the New Albany Safety Town Graduate Camp. In addition, children should be able to sit still and quietly for up to 20 minutes while the teachers provide instruction in a classroom and while community partners do their presentations. Children should also be able to pedal a small four-wheel bike. Children not able to do both should not attend this year.
How do I register my child and how much will it cost to participate?
Once registration opens you can visit our website at www.newalbanysafetytown.org and click on Register Now in the top right of the site navigation bar. You will be asked to create an account and create a profile for each of your children before you select the camp session or, you can login if you already have an account and either select the child you want to register for camp or add another child who is new to camp.
Cost of the camp is $95 and includes all instruction, class room materials, camp shirt, bike helmet, tote bag, water bottle, bike light and 2 filed trips.
Who is eligible to attend Safety Town camp this year?
Camp will be offered to any child who meets the age and grade requirements (5 years of age by August 1st and entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of the year they are attending camp). We will welcome all families in New Albany and surrounding cities for the 2022 camps.
Do I need to live in New Albany to attend?
We are once again welcoming all families who live in New Albany and cities within the greater Columbus area. Sessions fill up fast so please do not hesitate to register. We will close registration this year as planned and will not be able to accept registrations after the planned close date. There will be no exceptions this year so that we can plan accordingly for camp.
Do I drop off my child or do I need to stay for the duration of camp?
We ask that all campers be escorted into the Early Learning Center. You will enter the building from the side parking lot entrance and walk your child to the gymnasium where you will meet your child's teacher and sign in. You will then leave and return to pick up your child from the gymnasium and sign him/her out for the day. You will have the opportunity to designate who is authorized to pick up your child during the registration process.
Are there make-up classes?
Unfortunately, there are no make-up classes. If there are handouts from a missed class, your child will be given them on the day he/she returns.
What if I want to register my child for a session and do not see it online?
Once sessions are full, they will not be visible as a choice when registering. Camp fills up very fast and we encourage you to plan ahead and register as soon as possible. Our most popular sessions are the June AM Sessions so we encourage you not to wait if that is the session you want. In fact, the June AM sessions typically fill up the first or second day after registration opens!
May my child attend more than one session in the same year?
No. Your child may attend only 1 two-week session per Summer. Safety Town is an extremely popular program and each year all sessions fill to capacity. Moreover, we think that re- enforcement of the safety lessons taught during camp are best done the following year in Graduate Camp rather than in consecutive sessions the same year.