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Another collection of Blaine soon-to-be fourth graders now possess the knowledge and tools to live safe, healthy lives after the 21st Annual Blaine Safety Camp.
On July 11 and 12, 150 local children gathered at SBM Fire Station 3 for the comprehensive educational program. Organized by the Blaine Police, SBM Fire and Blaine Parks and Recreation departments, Safety Camp is designed to reduce the number of accidents and injuries among young children while providing the skills needed to manage emergency situations. The two-day Safety Camp went precisely as planned, instructing campers on a variety of safety-related topics ranging from first aid to brain injury prevention while mixing in enough fun and excitement to make the experience one the children will never forget!
Invaluable to the Safety Camp experience were our counselors who included:
In a fun twist, the professional identity of each counselor was withheld from the kids to set up a surprise reveal at the awards ceremony at the end of camp.
Safety Camp kicked off with three successive morning programs including:
After a hearty McDonalds of Blaine burger lunch and dancing off extra energy to music from a deejay, campers jumped right into four afternoon sessions.
Safety sessions continued in the afternoon with:
The next morning picked up where the previous day left off with:
After the two busy days of safety education, it was time to surprise the campers with the true identity of their counselors and for campers to relax and be rewarded for their dedication to keeping themselves and their families and friends safe. Campers were presented with a medal and certificate proclaiming successful completion of 2017 Blaine Safety Camp at an awards ceremony, emergency vehicle display, and ice cream social at Spring Lake Park High School.
Blaine Safety Services thanks the many employees, volunteers and sponsors for making 2017 Safety Camp an extraordinary success. A special thank you also goes out to all the campers for their enthusiastic participation.
Information about 2018 Safety Camp will be available in the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer 2018 Recreation Connection next March.
Safety Camp Video
Safety Camp Slideshow
Safety Camp Flickr Photo Recap