If you have a child in elementary school, chances are you have heard about Safety Camp. Safety Camp is held in the Summer for children in Steele County who are entering 4th Grade in the Fall. This year, Safety Camp will be held on June 13th and 14th.

For two fun-filled days, the kids will learn all about fishing safety, boat and canoe safety, camping and hiking safety, bike safety, firearms safety, first aid, electrical safety, fire safety, outdoor equipment safety, and even more. Hence the name Safety Camp!

​The Owatonna Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation Departments, Steele County Sheriff’s and Attorney’s Offices along with Gold Cross Ambulance will host the Steele County Kid’s Safety Camp. In addition to all of the safety skills the kiddos are learning, they will also have ample opportunity to meet those men and women who keep them safe.

My daughter attended when she was that age, much too old now to go as a camper, and she had an absolute blast. I heard all about Safety Camp for at least a week. Well worth it, and it's very affordable, only $20 to attend the camp.

The Owatonna Parks & Rec website even has a countdown to Safety Camp, to the second. You can find out how to get registered as well as what the campers will need and a schedule of events.

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