Safety City U.S.A. to host summer camp for kids

Safety City U.S.A., the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan, is hosting a summer camp program for children ages 6 to 9 in Royal Oak. Three one-week camp sessions are available. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is $125 per camper. The camp fee includes all activities, a T-shirt and a daily snack.

Camp programs will include fire, water, bike, police and animal safety. A "police day" will address stranger danger, Internet safety and bullying. An "animal safety day" will take place at the Detroit Zoo. All activities are led by health care professionals from Beaumont Health System, as well as fire/police personnel and trained volunteers.

2013 Safety City U.S.A. Summer Camp dates:

  • June 24 - 28 (Session 1)
  • July 8 - 12 (Session 2)
  • Aug. 19 - 23 (Session 3)

Safety City U.S.A. is now accepting camp registrants. For more information, call 248-551-0100. Online registration is available at https://classes.beaumont.edu/.

"It's great to combine a week of fun with potentially life-saving lessons," says Donna Bucciarelli, R.N., trauma prevention coordinator, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and program manager, Safety City U.S.A.

The year-round, safety center in Royal Oak is an injury prevention education program of Beaumont's Level I Trauma Center. The emphasis is on "hands-on" safety education to reduce injuries and save lives.

While most of the safety education activities at Safety City U.S.A. are aimed at school children ages 5 to 12, afternoon and evening programs are also offered to teens, parents and seniors living in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

According to the National Safety Council, preventable injuries send 27 million Americans to hospital emergency centers each year. Unintentional injury remains the No. 1 killer of children ages 1 to 14 in the United States.

Safety City U.S.A. is the first nonprofit, injury prevention/safety education center in Michigan. It is a program of the Level I Trauma Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Beaumont Children's Hospital. The emphasis is on "hands-on" safety education to reduce injuries and save lives among children, teens, parents and seniors in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. Safety City U.S.A. is supported by donations from Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and is located in the Northwood Shopping Center in Royal Oak. The center includes replicas of a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room and an indoor park setting. Find out more at http://www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com/safety-city.

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