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Safety Town by Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Safety Town through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Disclosure: Safety Town through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed has sponsored this listing and provided information for the listing.

This information is from 2023. We will keep checking for Summer 2024 updates.

In the meantime, check out our 2024 Summer Camp Guide sponsored by Rocks & Robots for camps who have announced their 2024 offerings.


Safety Town through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Camp Details

Camp Categories: Public Safety

Camp Ages: Kindergarteners, Elementary School

Enrollment Types: Full Week, Full Day, Half Day

Earliest Drop-Off: 8:30 am

Latest Pick up: 5:30 pm

Price: $129 (Morning Safety Town), $149 (Afternoon Camp Add-on)

Financial Aid Available

Registration Opens: March 15, 2023

Availability: Available (subject to change)

Weeks: Week 02 – June 24-28, Week 03 – July 1-5, Week 05 – July 15-19, Week 06 – July 22-26


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About Safety Town through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed

Safety Town is one of Rec & Ed’s most popular summer educational programs. Your child entering Y5s, K, or 1st grade learns safety awareness in a fun and entertaining way using a child-sized mock Ann Arbor “town” explored on bikes. During the class they learn things like bike safety, how to call 911, and memorizing their phone numbers.

Safety Town Topics

Children at Safety Town learn valuable safety skills. They learn basic safety skills like pedestrian, bike, and car safety. All students leave with a t-shirt and a bike safety helmet. Students also learn how to call for help – 911 and a parent’s phone number. Special Guests include AAPS’s Buster the Talking School Bus, and local police. Ann Arbor Rec and Ed tries to group students with their future classmates and can be a great pre-Kindergarten experience.

Safety Town Memories

To this day (more than 40 years later), I still remember my Safety Town classes (in Illinois) and how excited I was for the class. The highlight that sticks in my mind is riding a trike through the little town and learning road safety. With such fond memories, when my daughter was transitioning from pre-school to kindergarten, the first activity that came to mind was Safety Town.

I was thrilled to find that Ann Arbor has a thriving program. My daughter attended Safety Town in 2011 before entering kindergarten and really enjoyed it. One of her highlights was getting to ride a school bus. My daughter attended the half-day session, but was able to be placed in a class with her friends who were enrolled in the full day Camp. She loved Safety Town and would come home telling me about what she learned.

Her only complaint was that she didn’t get to stay for the afternoon camp like her friends did. She would ask every morning if this was the day she got to stay. I also want to warn parents that (at least in 2011), Safety Town ended at 10:30a on Friday with a presentation made to parents on gun safety after drop-off and before graduation. Parents are encouraged to stay for the entire morning. Students enrolled in camp may stay for the entire camp day (until 5:30) or leave with a parent who attends the morning session.

2023 Safety Town Ann Arbor

For 2023 Safety Town will be held at Dicken Elementary School (it typically rotates around the district). The curriculum includes learning car safety, bicycle safety, fire safety, stranger danger, and much more. There have been several cases where lives have been saved by what children learned at Safety Town.

Register for Safety Town

Safety Town (half-day) costs $129 while the afternoon Camp add-on costs $149. Registration begins on March 15. Some sessions, particularly the full day, can reach capacity so register early for the most options.


Find more summer camps in our 2024 Ann Arbor Summer Camp Guide.

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