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Participants in this year's Youth Safety Camp learned lessons in bike safety through riding their bikes around Carver Lake Park. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.

A fun lesson in safety

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A fun lesson in safety
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Safety. It's a lesson that children hear time and time again. But do they really take the lessons to heart?

Woodbury Public Safety officers hammered home the importance of safety last week in a fun, interactive way during the annual Youth Safety Camp held July 23-24 at Carver Lake Park.

During the Woodbury Parks and Recreation-sponsored camp, counselors - made up of police officers, firefighters and recreation specialists - taught campers a variety of different safety tips through various activities.

Some of the safety lessons campers were able to participate in included bike and traffic safety, through bike rides; fire safety, by interacting with a smoke house and watching a kitchen fire safety demonstration; bully prevention, through martial arts demonstrations and skits; swim safety, by swimming in Carver Lake; science safety through demonstrations from the 3M Visiting Wizards; animal safety with a presentation from the Animal Humane Society; and lessons in sports and mouth guard safety.

A few other fun demonstrations were thrown into the mix with a Woodbury K-9 unit demonstration and a demonstration of how firefighters are able to remove accident victims from a damaged vehicle.

Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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