Safety Town

What is Safety Town?Safety Town

Safety Town is an early childhood education program designed to introduce a variety of safety conditions to children ages 5, 6 and 7. During the 10-day course, children learn safety behavior through their own involvement. They do this by role-playing in simulated and actual life situations under the guidance of a teacher and a police officer. Safety songs, poems, art projects, stories, movies, and a bus trip, combined with actual practice, make this program a fun learning experience that children eagerly look forward to attending!

Lessons and activities focus on:

  • Pedestrian and motor safety
  • Poison safety
  • Fire safety
  • Stranger danger
  • Water safety
  • Weather safety

Safety Town is sponsored by the National Safety Town Center in cooperation with the Brookings Police Department.

What age group is Safety Town for?

Safety Town is for children ages 5, 6 and 7. Children must have turned 5 years old by December 31, 2022, in order to attend.

Where does Safety Town take place?
Safety Town will take place at a NEW location this year: Camelot Intermediate School at 1401 15th St. S., Brookings.

What is the schedule? How much does it cost?

Safety Town takes place Monday through Friday for two weeks with a graduation program on the last day. Below is the schedule for the three different sessions. Attendees should register to attend either the morning or afternoon section. The cost is $25 plus tax for each section.

Session 1
June 5 - June 16 from 10:00 AM to 12 NOON
June 5 - June 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Session 2
June 19 - June 30 from 10:00 AM  to 12 NOON
June 19 - June 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Session 3
July 10 - July 21 from 10:00 AM to 12 NOON
July 10 - July 21 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

How do I register my child(ren) to attend? 

  • Registration will open at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. 
  • All registrations are handled online through the Brookings Parks and Recreation Online Registration.
  • Space is limited to 40 children per section. 
  • Registration will continue through Parks and Recreation until spots are filled. If all slots are filled, your child can be placed on a waitlist with no payment required at that time.
  • To have your child(ren) added to the waitlist, or if you are unable to register via the online registration, please:
  • Once registered, a schedule and other pertinent information will be mailed to you.

How can my older child(ren) help teach?

Students who wish to volunteer to help instruct Safety Town must be in Grades 6-8 for the 2023-24 school year. If interested, please:

  • Fill out and submit this form. (Note: This does not guarantee your child's spot.)
  • Or email
  • Or call Officer Schneider at 605-691-3040 or Officer Warkenthien at 605-691-3949.


For additional information: