Date & Time

July 23-25, 2018
Monday-Wednesday: 9 am-4:30 pm
Parents/grandparents/guardians are invited to join their camper for lunch on July 25, noon-1 pm.

Thursday, July 26
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


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

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

Registration for 2018 is now closed.

  • $65 Resident
  • $88 Non-Resident


Minneapolis Safety Camp is a three-day program for youth entering 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.

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Safety Camp teaches participants safety education through games, demonstrations and hands-on activities in a fun camp setting. Recreation staff serve as camp counselors. Camp includes: t-shirt, water bottle, snacks and a goodie bag. Bring a lunch Monday and Tuesday. Parents/grandparents/guardians are invited to join their camper for BBQ picnic lunch on Wednesday, July 25, noon-1 pm. 

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

Canoeing Waiver [PDF]

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

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 is available from local park sites.

The bus schedule and pick up sites are subject to change based on enrollment numbers. Bus pick up times will begin at approximately 7:30 am and will leave Theodore Wirth at approximately 4 pm and complete all drop offs by 5:30 pm.

A camp newsletter will be sent out one week prior to camp. If you do not receive a newsletter call 612-230-6534.

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 or 612-230-6534.

Minneapolis Safety Camp Sponsors

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.