Date & Time

July 24-26, 2017
Monday-Wednesday: 9 am-4:30 pm
Parents/guardians are invited to join their camper for lunch on July 26, noon-1 pm.

Thursday, July 27
Optional Field Trip 9 am-4:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: You must be registered for Safety Camp in order to register for the field trip

Address

Theodore Wirth Regional Park
3200 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Registration

Safety Camp registration fees are listed below and include transportation, snacks, t-shirt, bike helmet, and tons of fun!

  • $65 Resident
  • $88 Non-Resident

 

About

Minneapolis Safety Camp is a three-day program for youth going into 2nd grade through 5th grade. Minneapolis Police Officers, Firefighters, and recreation staff serve as counselors, teaching campers personal and social safety skills in a fun and exciting environment.

Program Information

Safety Camp teaches participants safety education through games, demonstrations and hands-on activities in a fun camp setting. Camp is action packed, and safety topics include water, bike, animal, bus, fire safety and more. Police, firefighters, and recreation staff serve as camp counselors. Parents/guardians are invited to join their camper for BBQ picnic lunch on Wednesday, July 26, noon-1 pm. Camp includes: drinks, snacks, t-shirt and awards ceremony.

Camp Expectations

Campers are expected to exhibit behavior that shows respect for themselves and others. If behavior becomes a problem parents will be asked to pick up their child.

Canoeing Waiver

To go canoeing waivers are required. Staff will distribute on Monday at pick up and drop off times.

 

What to bring

(label all items)

  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Bug spray
  • Wear safety camp shirt everyday
  • Wear good walking shoes

Swimming day (Tuesday)

  • Swimming suit—come with suit on
  • Sandals
  • Towel

What not to bring

  • Money
  • Candy
  • Electronics

Transportation

Parent/Guardian Pick Up and Drop Off

Parent/guardians who pick up their child will be asked to show their ID. If you will not be picking up your child from camp let staff know who will be coming to pick up the camper.

Bussing

Bus pick up and drop off locations are listed below. Times listed after the first stop are estimated and may vary from listed time. You are responsible for your child until the bus arrives to pick them up. Buses will leave Theodore Wirth at 4:30 pm return to the parks in reverse order, and complete all drop offs by approximately 5:45 pm.

Bus #1 Pick Up Time Drop Off Time
Audubon 8 am 5:25 pm
Webber 8:20 am 5:05 pm
North Commons 8:40 am 4:45 pm
Bus #2 Pick Up Time Drop Off Time
Nokomis 8 am 5:25 pm
Hiawatha School Park 8:10 am 5:15 pm
Sibley 8:25 am 5 pm
East Phillips 8:40 am 4:45 pm
Bus #3 Pick Up Time Drop Off Time
Armatage 7:40 am 5:45 pm
Pershing 7:55 am 5:30 pm
Fuller 8:10 am 5:15 pm
Bryant Square 8:25 am 5 pm
Kenwood 8:40 am 4:45 pm

 

A camp newsletter will be sent out one week prior to camp. If you do not receive a newsletter, please call 612-230-6415.

Get Involved

Support youth in our community by sponsoring Minneapolis Safety Camp. A Minneapolis Safety Camp sponsorship will provide your business or organization prominent exposure to hundreds of Twin Cities’ families while showing its commitment to keeping youth safe. There are multiple ways to be involved as a sponsor from in-kind donations, monetary sponsorships or by presenting a safety presentation. Safety Camp is also a great volunteer project and team-building activity for your employees. Help keep our youth safe and become a sponsor today!

Interested in becoming a sponsor or presenting at Minneapolis Safety Camp?
Contact Ann Heath at aheath@minneapolisparks.org or 612-230-6534.

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Directions

Parent/guardian drop off: The parking lot at Wirth Beach is closed to the public but parents can pull into the lot to pick up and drop off campers.