Safety Town – Register Now for 2017 Camps

The Santa Clarita Optimist Foundation’s “Safety Town” camp is a five-day (3 3/4 hours per day) safety education and awareness program for children ages 4 ½ to 6 years of age (Pre-K, TK, Kindergarten) in the Santa Clarita Valley. Camps will be held at North Park Elementary School on July 10 – 14 and July 17 – 21. 2017. Through repetitive and interactive play/practice the children will learn essential safety skills they will use in the everyday lives – at home and at school.

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. During “Town Time”, children learn how to safely cross the street and how to obey traffic signals while walking and while driving miniature cars, complete with safety belts.

Videos, craft projects, songs and games reinforce the safe conduct rules the children have learned.

In groups led by California credentialed teachers, staff and volunteer teen counselors, children learn and practice:

  • Earthquake and Disaster Safety

  • Fire Safety/9-1-1

  • Vehicle and passenger Safety

  • Pedestrian Safety

  • Animal Safety

  • Personal Safety

  • Stranger Danger Safety

  • Water Safety

  • Playground Safety

  • Bicycle Safety

On each day of the camp, safety professional from community agencies  talk and give safety demonstrations to the students. The agencies represented include:

  • Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department

  • Santa Clarita Fire Department & Paramedics

  • Santa Clarita Transit

  • Ekata Training Center (self defense)

  • Guide Dogs of America

  • California Highway Patrol

  • City of Santa Clarita Crossing Guards

  • City of Santa Clarita Lifeguards

  • American Red Cross

Child Registration

Download the flyer, information sheets and registration forms for the 2017 Camps!

Flyers & Information Sheets

Registration Forms


For information about scholarships, payment plans or paying by credit card, contact
Susan Russell, Executive Director – Safety Town at (661) 383-7453.

 Application for Youth Volunteers


Make a difference in a young child’s life! Youth volunteers enrolled in 7th-12th grade are needed to serve as “Counselors in Training” (CITs). CITs assist and teach safety education to pre-K, TK and kindergarteners, and earn community service hours. CITs must be mature and responsible youth who are willing to work daily with 2-3 children, ages 4 1/2 – 6 years of age. They will assist with safety and injury prevention instruction, craft projects, playground activities, Town Time and model appropriate safe behavior.

Download the flyer, Safety Town information and Application for the 2017 Camps!

Be a Safety Town Sponsor or Donor!

Go to this 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

For more information about Safety Town, contact:
Susan Russell, Executive Director
Safety Town – Santa Clarita
(661) 383-7453
23890 Copper Hill Dr. Suite #249
Valencia, CA 91354

Thank You!

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

  • SCV Auto Dealers Association

  • Inside SCV Magazine – SC Publishing, Inc.

  • City of Santa Clarita

  • Mission Valley Bank – Santa Clarita

  • Triple C Electric Company

  • A.V. Party Rentals

  • LA County Supr. Dist #5 Michael Antonovich

  • Galpin Subaru

  • RC Becker & Son

  • Bill Russell & The Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Sam’s Club, Santa Clarita

  • Valencia Nissan

  • Precision Hotel Interiors, Inc.

  • Bank of Santa Clarita

  • Gary’s Auto Collision Center

  • Oakridge Landscape, Inc.

  • Service One Company

  • SCV Oral Surgery

  • Thrivent Financial

  • Affordable Quality Moving & Storage

  • A Royal Suite Home Furnishings

  • Vallarta Market, Santa Clarita

  • Sam’s Club, Santa Clarita

  • Mike’s Tires

Photos from Safety Town – 2016

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



Photos from Safety Town – 2015

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) 383-7453
23890 Copper Hill Dr. Suite #249
Valencia, CA 91354