School may be out for summer, but potentially dangerous situations never take a break.
The 26th annual Youth Safety Camp put on by Woodbury Parks and Recreation was held July 16-17 at Carver Lake Park. Children entering grades 3-5 had the opportunity to learn about fire, water, playground and animal safety. Interactive sessions in canoeing, archery and martial arts took place alongside lessons about how to stay safe in various situations from firefighters, swim instructors and other professionals.
New this year is Half-Pint Safety Camp, a similar program geared toward children ages 4-7. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25 at the dry outdoor rink at HealthEast Sports Center. Lessons will include fire, water and stranger safety, how to call 911, and how to stay safe in the kitchen and while riding a bike.