Registration has closed for this year's Safety Camp. If you have registered your child, please view the Camper Checklist.
This two-day program provides youth entering 2nd thru 4th grade an opportunity to learn about safety in a camp setting.
- Dates: July 6 to 7, 2021
- Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Where: Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska, MN 55318 Get Directions
- Ages: Youth entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade in fall
- Cost: $40
- Fire safety
- Bike safety
- Personal safety
- Basic First Aid
- And many more!
- Chaska Police Department
- Chaska Fire Department
- Ridgeview Ambulance
- Chaska Community Center lifeguards
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
- Canine demonstration
- And many more!
- Lunch & Snacks
- Games & Activities
- Safety Camp T-shirt
- Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Please plan on being there between that time so we can get your child into their group. Please drop off your child at the theater door at the Chaska Community Center. We will have staff available to take your child to their area. Please be patient. There may be a line for drop-off since we have 120 youth participating. Please carpool if possible.
- Be sure to wear tennis shoes. We will play safety games, run around a little bit, and spend some time sitting on the ground. Your child will receive a special Safety Camp t-shirt that they will need to wear both days. Parents, please have everything labeled and in a backpack or tote with your child's name. Girls should plan to wear tank tops, so that you can put your camp t-shirt over it without needing to change.
- We will provide the children with lunch on both days. We'll have pizza one day and turkey sandwiches the next. Lunches will include chips, fruit, a cookie, and beverage. We will also provide a snack in the morning. If your child has special dietary needs, please plan on bringing a bag lunch. We will also have plenty of water available. Since we have drinking fountains, you can pack a water bottle LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME. If your child has any special needs or will be taking medication during their time at camp, please contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200 before camp day.
- Pick-up will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. We will be curbside with youth outside the Community Center theatre doors. On Wednesday, you have the option to attend graduation at 3:30 p.m.
- Questions before the event: Contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200
- Safety Camp Emergency Contact: Officer Janke at 612-217-3517. Please call if for some reason your child is unable to attend one or both days.
As we continue to follow public health guidelines, here is an outline of safety measures and prevention strategies that will be implemented to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We will provide the safest environment possible while creating a fun and engaging experience for all program participants.
- Employees will complete a self-screening for temperature and symptoms prior to starting each shift. For any fever or acknowledgement of symptoms, employee will notify supervisor and stay home for the recommended exclusion period.
- Employees will wash hands and use sanitizer often. If soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer will be used that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Participant and Parent Guidelines
- Parents or guardians are responsible for pre-screening the program participant before bringing them to the program. This should include a temperature check (less than 100.4) and symptom check for the following:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- Congestion or runny nose
- Muscle aches or headache
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- If the participant displays any of the above symptoms, they should not attend the program.
- Participants have the option to wear a face covering if they choose. Masks will be available in case anyone wants to wear one.
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
- Curbside drop off and pick up will be implemented to limit visitors to the facility.
- Staff will be at drop-off and pick-up locations.
- Indoor spaces will be cleaned with disinfectants prior to the arrival of participants and after their departure.
- High touch surfaces (tables, chairs, etc.) will be disinfected regularly throughout the program.
- When possible, hand washing is encouraged on arrival, before and after activity, before and after meals and prior to leaving for the day.
- At any time, sneezing, coughing, wiping or blowing the nose or bathroom use, handwashing is also reinforced.
- Hand sanitizer and tissues readily available for use.
Meals and Snacks
- Whenever possible, lunch and snacks will be consumed outside. If this is not possible, eating areas (table, chairs) will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each use.
Plan for Sick Participants or Employees
- We will follow public health guidance and make sure children and staff stay home when sick.
- If a staff person becomes sick during a program, they will immediately go home. They will not return to work until being cleared to do so by the City of Chaska Human Resources Department.
- If a participant becomes sick or is showing symptoms of COVID-19 during the program, the participant will be distanced from the group with appropriate staff supervision. A parent or guardian will be contacted to pick up the participant. They will then follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance before returning.