A fun lesson in safety
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.