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Safety Town Frequently Asked Questions

When is Safety Town Tualatin?

Safety Town Tualatin will take place July 15 - 19, 2024 and July 22-26, 2024. Daily camp runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Drop off begins at 8:45 AM. Pick up begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 12:15 PM. We are not able to accommodate any before or after care for campers this year.  Please be on time for both drop off and pick up. 

 

Where is Safety Town Tualatin?

Safety Town Tualatin will be hosted at Rolling Hills Community Church at 3550 SW Borland Rd. Tualatin, OR 97062.  Camp and camp content are not religiously affiliated.

 

Can I register my camper for just individual days rather than the whole week?

Due to the nature of Safety Town’s lessons campers will build on their learning each day throughout the week, therefore we do not allow individual day registrations. 

 

Can I register my camper for both weeks?

Due to the limited number of spots in Safety Town Tualatin we ask that families register their camper(s) for just one of the two sessions. 

 

Can my child who is not entering Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall attend?

Our lessons and group structures are specially designed for rising kindergarteners and 1st graders. Thank you for respecting our age parameters and only registering your camper if they are entering kindergarten (homeschool included) in fall 2024. 

 

Do you offer before or after care?

We are not able to accommodate any before or after care for campers this year.  Please be on time for both drop off and pick up. Drop off begins at 8:45 AM. Pick up begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 12:15 PM.

 

How much is registration for Safety Town Tualatin?

The cost to register a camper for Safety Town Tualatin is $175

 

I can’t afford to send my camper to camp, what should I do? 

Tualatin Together has reserved spots for campers to receive scholarships for Safety Town Tualatin. Email us at [email protected] with your request for a scholarship and we will work with you to find a rate that you can afford. 

 

There are no spots left! Do you have a waitlist? 

Safety Town Tualatin has space for 120 campers during our two weeks. We have a waitlist for folx to sign up for in the event that spaces open up.  Once added to the waitlist, if a spot opens up during one of our camp sessions, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for how to proceed. The last day that campers will be added from the waitlist is July 1.  

 

What does the registration cost include?

The registration costs for Safety Town Tualatin includes all of the following items for each camper

  • Daily camp care from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Daily lessons & guest speaker presentations about 10 safety topics
  • Daily crafts related to safety topics
  • Bus field trip to Nyberg Rivers
  • Safety Town Tualatin t-shirt
  • Safety Town Tualatin camper packet
  • Safety Town Tualatin certificate completion 

 

Who will be teaching my camper at Safety Town Tualatin?

Campers at Safety Town Tualatin will be overseen by a team of youth counselors, a camp teacher, and members of the Tualatin Together team. 

 

What is the ratio of counselor to campers at Safety Town Tualatin?

Each group of 10 campers will have 1 counselor and 1 junior counselor assigned to leading them. 

 

What topics are covered at camp? 

Safety Town Tualatin’s primary goal is to create basic safety habits  and support social skill development for your camper to use at home, school, and/or community spaces. During their time in Safety Town, your camper will learn about:

  • Their own basic safety information (name, address, parent/guardian name, phone number)
  • Who trusted adults are and how to use them to stay safe
  • How to use their own 5 senses to be a “Super Safe” 
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Bike Safety
  • School Bus Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Poison Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness

 

What happens during Safety Town Tualatin? 

Campers will be assigned to a small group with 9 other campers and led by one of our trained youth counselors. In their groups, they will get to be both pedestrians and drivers in our “Safety Town” getting hands on learning about bike and pedestrian safety! Groups will also learn from daily presentations by local experts such as firefighters and police officers, as well as from our on-site teacher. Campers will have time to complete a craft related to our core themes for the day and, of course, we’ll have time every day for a snack. Our last day of camp is special. First, all campers will take a field trip on a school bus to practice our safe pedestrian and school bus riding skills. Then, after we return from the field trip, all campers will perform for their friends and families in our Safety Town Closing Ceremony. 

 

What and when is the Safety Town Closing Ceremony? 

All campers will perform for their friends and families in our Safety Town Closing Ceremony at 11:30 AM on the final day of camp: July 19, 2024 for week 1 and July 26, 2024 for week 2. 

 

My camper has fear or negative associations with first responders, police officers, and/or fire fighters. What should we do?

We welcome campers with all levels of comfort with first responders, police officers, and/or fire fighters. Please note these concerns in your camper’s registration or email us at [email protected] so that we can adequately prepare to support your camper. 

 

My camper has special needs, allergies, or medications that need to be administered during camp. What should we do?

Email us at [email protected] to share more about your camper’s special needs, allergies and/or medications that will need to be taken during camp so that we can make a plan to accommodate your camper at Safety Town Tualatin. 

 

What should my camper bring to Safety Town Tualatin?

Campers SHOULD bring all of the following items with them to camp each day:

  • Proper-fitting bike helmet labeled with their name
  • Nut-free snack labeled with their name 
  • Water bottle labeled with their name
  • Any medication that will need to be administered during camp hours labeled with their name and the completed camp medication administration form

 

What shouldn’t my camper bring to Safety Town Tualatin?

Campers SHOULD NOT bring any of the following items with them to camp:

  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • Cash 
  • Valuables 
  • Backpacks
  • Lunches
  • Bikes or tricycles

 

My camper doesn’t have a proper fitting bicycle helmet, and I can’t afford to purchase one. What should I do?

Email us at [email protected]  and we will arrange for a loaner bicycle helmet for your camper during camp.

 

I can’t afford to send my camper with a snack at camp. What should I do?

Email us at [email protected]  and we will arrange for a snack to be provided for your camper.

 

My camper doesn’t have a water bottle, and I can’t afford to purchase one. What should I do?

Email us at [email protected]  and we will arrange for a water bottle to be provided for your camper

 

What should we expect at check-in for Safety Town Tualatin? 

All campers must be accompanied into camp each day by a parent/guardian. When you and your camper arrive at camp on the first day we will ask you to confirm some of the information from your registration process: approved pickups, medical and special needs accommodations, and any waivers or permissions still outstanding.

 

Your camper will receive and be asked to put on their Safety Town Tualatin T-shirt. These shirts are color coded for each group and we ask that campers wear them each day during camp.  Your camper will also receive their Safety Town Tualatin name badge. The front of their badge includes their name. The back includes their home address, primary parent/guardian name and phone number. Once they are ready, your camper will say goodbye to you and walk with one of our counselors to their group’s tent to start the day with a quiet activity that prepares them for the day’s core themes. 

 

What should we expect at check-out for Safety Town Tualatin? 

All campers must be checked out each day by an approved person. Whoever is picking up your camper will check in at our registration table and present their identification to confirm they are on the approved pick up list. Once confirmed, they will receive your camper’s pick up token. They’ll take that token to your camper’s color group area and exchange the token for your camper. 

 

Your camper will take home crafts completed (and ready for transport) and handouts from our guest presenters from the day. Campers should also take home their water bottles and snack containers each day. We ask campers to leave their Safety Town Tualatin Color Group T-shirt and name tag  with their counselor so that they can have them ready for the next day at camp. Campers can opt to leave their bike helmets or bring it home and back each day, that is up to you. 

 

I need to change who is an approved pick up for my camper, how do I do that? 

List as many of the approved pick up people for your camper in their Safety Town Tualatin registration. After registration is complete, email us at [email protected] to add an approved pick up person. Include their full legal name and identification/license number. 

 

How can I prepare my camper for camp? 

Safety Town campers will be learning a lot of essential safety habits during camp. You can help them prepare to get the most out of camp by working with them to make sure they know their first and last name, a parent/guardian first and last name, a phone number to call in case of emergency, and their home address. You can use the Safety Town Tualatin pre-camp worksheets for campers and parents/guardians to help! And, don't worry, if you don't get to it before camp, we will be working on all of these things each day.

 

What is your refund policy?

It is our policy to refund 100% of summer camp registration fees (minus a $20 non-refundable service charge) if your withdrawal notice is given seven or more days before the start date of the program. A 50% refund will be given if withdrawal notice is given less than seven days before the start date of the program. Registration fees are not refunded for withdrawals less than 24 hours before the start of the program.

 

What should I do if my camper is sick?

Safety Town Tualatin uses the same When Can My Child Return to School policy as used by the Tigard Tualatin School District. 

 

If a camper develops a fever, throws up, or has other obvious symptoms of illness that develop at camp, we will call the parent/guardian and ask for them to promptly pick up their camper. 

 

Where do I park to access Safety Town Tualatin? 

Information about parking coming soon!

 

Where do I find check-in for Safety Town Tualatin? 

Information about where to find check-in coming soon!

 

I still have questions, who should I contact?

Contact us at [email protected] ATTN: Safety Town