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A fun lesson in safety

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.1 / 13
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.2 / 13
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.3 / 13
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.4 / 13
Youth Safety Camp participants learned about fire safety, and how to react in the fact of a fire, by experiencing a smoke house where campers eventually had to escape through a window. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.5 / 13
Youth Safety Camp participants learned about fire safety, and how to react in the fact of a fire, by experiencing a smoke house where campers eventually had to escape through a window. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.6 / 13
Hemseler Orthodontics, from Woodbury, discussed mouth guard safety during the Youth Safety Camp on July 23. Representatives from Hemseler discussed why mouth guards important and what the different kinds are. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.7 / 13
Hemseler Orthodontics, from Woodbury, discussed mouth guard safety during the Youth Safety Camp on July 23. Representatives from Hemseler discussed why mouth guards important and what the different kinds are. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.8 / 13
Woodbury fire fighters demonstrated how passengers can be removed from a vehicle that has been involved in a accident during the Youth Safety Camp on July 23. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.9 / 13
A break in the afternoon during Youth Safety Camp, held July 23 at Carver Lake Beach, came in the form of campers being sprayed by a fire hose. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.10 / 13
A break in the afternoon during Youth Safety Camp, held July 23 at Carver Lake Beach, came in the form of campers being sprayed by a fire hose. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.11 / 13
A break in the afternoon during Youth Safety Camp, held July 23 at Carver Lake Beach, came in the form of campers being sprayed by a fire hose. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.12 / 13
A break in the afternoon during Youth Safety Camp, held July 23 at Carver Lake Beach, came in the form of campers being sprayed by a fire hose. Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith.13 / 13

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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