FAQ

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What is the difference between Safety Town Camp and the Safety Town First Grade Camp?

Both camps will explore the same safety topics and complete the same activities. Campers will go to field trips to the New Albany Police Department, the Plain Township Fire Department, and the Plain Township Aquatic Center.

What are the requirements to attend Safety Town Camp?

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 a Safety Town program, please register your child for the New Albany 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.

Who is eligible to attend Safety Town camp?

Camp will be offered to any child who meets the age and grade requirements of being 5 years of age by August 1st and entering kindergarten or first grade in the fall of the year they are attending camp.

Camp registration will open for New Albany residents and New Albany Plain Local School District (NAPLS) families on Saturday, March 2nd 2024 at 9am.

We will then open registration to all residents in neighboring cities on Saturday, March 16th 2024 at 9am.

Registration will remain open to everyone until Monday, April 1st, 2024.

Do I need to live in New Albany to attend?

No, however New Albany residents and New Albany Plain Local School District (NAPLS) families will have the first opportunity to register. Camp registration will open for those families on March 2nd, 2024 at 9am.

We will then open registration to all residents in neighboring cities on Saturday March 16, 2024 at 9am. Registration will remain open to everyone until Monday April 1st, 2024.

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 so that we can prepare to welcome campers in June!

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 $105 for New Albany residents and NAPLS District families and $120 for all families not residing in New Albany or who do not attend a New Albany school. The cost includes all instruction, classroom materials, camp shirt, bike helmet, tote bag, water bottle, bike light and 2 field trips.

What are the dates for Safety Town Camp sessions and where will camp be held?

Camp is typically held Monday through Thursday over a two-week period however, due to holidays the schedules have changed.

Please review the dates carefully before registering your child.

Session 1AM & 2PM:

June 3 - 13 (Monday - Thursday)

AM Session- 8:30-11:30/ PM Session- 12:30-3:30

Graduate Camp

June 17-21 (No camp on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.)

8:30-12:30

Safety Town First Grade Camp

June 24-28 (Monday-Friday)

8:30-1:30

Camp is held at the New Albany-Plain Local School Early Learning Center at 5101 Swickard Woods Boulevard New Albany OH 43054.

What should I do if I register for the wrong camp session?

Please contact the camp director at safetytown@newalbanypolice.org to request to have the registration moved.

Please Do Not sign up for multiple sessions as we do not provide refunds for duplicate registrations.

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 drop your child off in their classroom. You will meet your child's teacher in the classroom. You will then leave and return to pick up your child from the classroom. You will 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 Safety Town Camp 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.

May my child attend more than one session in the same year?

No. Your child may attend only 1 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.