Summer camp is the birthplace of s'mores, sing-alongs, and adults who totally don't mind being called by their first names. Have supervised fun with this Groupon.
- $70 for a S.M.A.R.T. Safety Kids Camp August 6–9 (a $140 value)
During the four-day safety camp, held Tuesday–Friday, kids aged 4–8 learn about being safe in dangerous situations such as when lost in the woods or riding their bikes. Topics may also include traffic safety, fire and electrical safety, poison control, what to do when home alone, Internet safety, and animal safety. Lessons unfold through role-playing, riding kid-sized vehicles, playing games, and creating arts and crafts indoors and outdoors. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at Lakeview Public School.
Ottawa Safety Council
Ottawa Safety Council has enlightened citizens about safety through interactive and informative programs for more than half a century. Starting with a defensive driving course, the council's curriculum blossomed to focus on children's bus safety and then beyond, always keeping in mind the needs and desires of the community. Now, during children's safety programs, kids learn skills such as how to call 911, how to say "No," and how to sound like Clint Eastwood when answering the phone at home alone. Motorcycle rider training equips bikers with defensive tactics when careening along the open road, and the school crossing guards program trains participants on guiding children safely across the street.