Session 1: June 25 – 29

Session 2: July 9 – 13

Session 3: July 16 – 20

Applications for children and teen volunteers will be available mid Feb.


The Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation’s “Safety Town” camp is a fun, week-long (3 1/2 hours per day) safety education and awareness program for children ages 4 ½ to 6 years of age who live in the Santa Clarita Valley. Three camps will be held at Helmers Elementary School on June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13 and July 16 – 20. 2018.

Safety Town is a miniature city built to the scale of a small child, that will be assembled within a secured playground, with traffic light, street and stop signs, striped walkways, crosswalks and streets. Under the guidance of California credentialed teacher, trained volunteer counselors, and local community safety professionals, 40 children at each camp will learn and practice essential safety skills they will use in their everyday lives – at home, at school, in the community and in the future. Multimedia craft projects, songs and interactive play reinforce the safe conduct rules the children have learned.

Topics discussed during the week include:

  • Pedestrian safety

  • Personal and Home safety

  • Fire safety / 9-1-1

  • Strangers

  • Animal safety

  • Water safety

  • Earthquake and Disaster safety

  • Playground safety

  • Bicycle & Wheel safety

  • Vehicle and Passenger safety

  • Medicine & Drugs

On each day of the camp, children are visited by safety professionals from community agencies; they talk and give demonstrations to the students. Local agencies represented have included, the

  • Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department

  • Santa Clarita Fire Department

  • Santa Clarita Transit

  • Ekata Training Center (self defense)

  • California Highway Patrol

  • City of Santa Clarita Crossing Guards

  • City of Santa Clarita Lifeguards

  • American Red Cross

  • Guide Dogs of America

  • Child Passenger Safety Technician

Daily, parents receive safety topic information; at camp’s end, parents receive an assessment of their children’s learning of safety rules and skills and those needing continued reinforcement. A parent/guardian must attend the orientation meeting on Monday of the scheduled session.

Please be aware, Safety Town – Santa Clarita reserves the right to cancel sessions dependent upon enrollment. If this occurs, you will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the beginning fo the session date to revise your session selection if space permits. Child campers who have participated in Safety Town in previous sessions are not eligible to participate. We must allow all eligible children in the SCV the opportunity to take advantage of this important, fun and educational program.

Applications for children and teen volunteers will be available mid Feb.

For more information about Safety Town, contact

Susan Russell, Exec. Director Safety Town – Santa Clarita
23890 Copper Hill Dr. Suite #249
Valencia, CA 91354

Thank You!

We would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their support of our program through grants, sponsorships and donations.

  • SCV Auto Dealers Association

  • City of Santa Clarita Community Services

  • Bank of the Sierra – Santa Clarita

  • Thrivent Financial

  • Oakridge Landscape, Inc.

  • Inside SCV Magazine

  • The Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper

  • Precision Hotel Interiors, Inc.

  • A Royal Suite Home Furnishings

  • Galpin Subaru

  • Triple C Electric

  • Bank of Santa Clarita


  • LA County Supervisor, Dist # 5, Kathryn Barger

Be a Safety Town Sponsor or Donor!

We’ll soon have a link to see/learn about Safety Town sponsorships and how to make a donation toward the purchase of Safety Town snacks, camp supplies and equipment

Photos from Safety Town

Safety Towner – Ready to Roll!

Applauding their Brave Fire Fighters

Hi Fives for our Fire Fighters

Crawling under the Smoke (grey fabric)

California Highway Patrol

Making friends at snack time










Our Optimist Volunteers Make the Snacks Each Day!

Canyon Country Optimists (left to right): Linda Celaya, Jesse Toral, Vivian Lawrence

Safety Arts & Crafts

Playground Safety

Town Time




Learning from The American Red Cross about Disaster Preparedness and Earthquake Safety

Santa Clarita Valley Transit – Getting on the bus

Guide Dogs of America and Service Dogs

U.S Forest Service



This little girl’s brave fire fighter and his rig!

A Safety Town Fire Station – Thanks Hotel Precision Interiors

Trying out some Firefighter gear

Driving in Safety Town

  Campers with California Highway Patrol Officer

Learning to cross streets safely


Firefighter in full gear


Camper with Counselor and SCV Sheriff patrol car

Campers with Smokey Bear

Campers with Santa Clarita Transit

How to help!

Click here to learn how you can help to meet the costs of producing Safety Town and earn important tax benefits at the same time.


Susan Russell, Executive Director
Safety Town – Santa Clarita
(661) 360-6457
23890 Copper Hill Dr. Suite #249
Valencia, CA 91354