Safety Village

Program Description


Safety Village is an exciting program that introduces youngsters to everyday safety concerns and preventative procedures. Children are split into groups according to ages and discuss daily topics that include stranger danger, fire, electric, water, animal and personal safety, and much more. Safety Village features a miniature replica of Northampton complete with streets and sidewalks. Children drive bicycles through the village and walk the sidewalks to learn traffic and pedestrian safety first hand. The Northampton Lions Club came through with much of the financial support to provide this very vital part of the Safety Village Program. Children must be toilet trained in order to participate in the program.

Sessions
Each day features a speaker on the topic of the day. The speakers include personnel from the Fire and Police Department, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, National Grid, Animal Control, and others.

The Session B (July 11- 22) of Safety Village is FULL. Please call the Parks & Rec Office at 587-1040 or email recreation@northamptonma.gov to be placed on the wait-list.

Anticipated 2016 Sessions:
  • Session A :  June 27 - July 8 (no program 7/4)
  • Session B: July 11 - July 22 (FULL)
  • Session C: July 25 - August 5

Session Speaker Calendar


Location
All sessions are held at the Arcanum Field. In the case of rain or bad weather, sessions will be held at the Leeds Elementary School.

Fees
A $25 non-refundable deposit is included in the camp registration fee for each session registered for.
All balances are due June 10, 2016.
Session  Resident Fee  Non-resident Fee
Session A (no program 7/4)
$140
$150
Session B and C $155
$165