Safety Town &
Summer Camp Combination

Summer 2014
Now for entering K and 1st graders!

Parent Handbook

Download 2014 Application

 safetytown.jpgKids learn several fire safety skills and experience the "simulated smoke" smoke house.

Safety Town Program
Do you have a child ready to start kindergarten or first grade in the fall?  Then don't miss out on sending your youngster to Safety Town, a popular education program offered only during the summer. Your child learns safety awareness in a fun and entertaining way using a child-size mock Ann Arbor “town” explored on bikes.                                  


 ⇒  “Buster” the talking school bus
⇒   "Andy" the talking ambulance

⇒    "Louie the Lightning Bug"
⇒    Police officers
⇒    Firefighters
⇒    Health care workers 
⇒    Safety experts from the Washtenaw County

  • Each child receives a free Safety Town T-shirt!  
  • The curriculum covers using bike helmets and booster seats, stranger danger, fire safety, riding a school bus, pedestrian safety, etc. Songs, games, stories and art projects reinforce the lessons. 
  • Sponsored by Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education & Recreation Department and supported by Ann Arbor Police Department.
  • The goal of the program is to help kids evaluate “safe” from “unsafe” when confronted with potentially dangerous situations.  We are aware of 2 incidents when Safety Town training helped save the lives of past participants.
  • Children entering kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall of 2014 are eligible to attend Safety Town this summer.
  • The program is located at Dicken Elementary

Choose the session that fits your family schedule:

(Click on ID# for more information and to enroll.)


Safety Town

9:00am-12:00 noon

Safety Town & Camp Combination


June 23 - 27
ID# 8801.401  Full
ID# 8802.401 Full
July 7 - 11
ID# 8801.402
ID# 8802.402
July 14 - 18
ID# 8801.403 ID# 8802.403
July 21 - 25
ID# 8801.404 ID# 8802.404

Safety Town Program  

  • Scholarships are available for those who financially qualify. 
  • Students can be placed with friends as long as registration forms are submitted together and a special request is listed on form. 
  • In most cases we are able to place children with others attending their school.
  • Please plan on staying with your child for a few minutes the first day to find the location of the classroom and to meet the teacher. 
  • The last day of the session is a graduation ceremony. Parents are invited to attend the brief ceremony, after which children are dismissed.



Sign up for our Safety Town & Camp Combination which provides a wrap-around program
for your camper Monday thru Friday of each week from 7:30am to 5:30pm

Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation is happy to provide an exciting camp designed to wrap around Safety Town. This offering is in response to requests from parents who need a full day/full week program.

Safety Town Camp
⇒    Allows for an early morning drop off and evening pick up
⇒    Is held at the same location as Safety Town at Dicken School
⇒    Is available to all families who enroll in any session of Safety Town
⇒    Provides a fun-filled educational experience for your child
⇒    Directed by enthusiastic, experienced, CPR & First Aid certified staff
⇒    Provides opportunities for structured active play, plus arts & crafts.



Safety Town Camp Schedule

7:30am – 9:00am     Supervised play
9:00am -12:00   Safety Town
12:00pm - 1:00pm  
Lunch (Children bring their own lunch & beverage)
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Story or Quiet Time/Fun Arts/Recreation
3:00pm - 5:30pm   Supervised play

Registration is easy! 


By mail - download and print the registration form and send it to:

Safety Town Program
Community Education & Recreation
1515 S. Seventh St
Ann Arbor, Michigan48103

In person at Rec&Ed at 1515  S. Seventh St. during office hours or using our 24 hr. drop box.

Please make checks payable to: Ann Arbor Public Schools

Questions?  Please call Community Education & Recreation at (734) 994-2300, ext. 53106.