BJWC Safety Town is a two-week educational summer program for children sponsored by the Barrington Junior Women’s Club. Safety Town participants learn important safety lessons through hands-on activities and demonstrations. The BJWC Safety Town permanent site, located at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Barrington (1301 S. Grove Ave.), was built in 1997 through community support and is an integral part of the program. This miniature town gives the children experience practicing their newly learned safety skills while riding bikes and acting as pedestrians. Speakers, movies, songs, poems and art projects that support safety lessons are completed in a classroom setting. A field trip to the Barrington Public Safety Building is also included in this program. The BJWC Safety Town program is designed to help children enjoy and understand safety rules and lessons.
BJWC Safety Town will be offering four sessions in 2017:
Session 1: June 12- 23 9:00am- 11:30am
Session 2: June 12- 23 12:30pm-3:00pm
Session 3: July 10- 21 9:00am- 11:30am
Session 4: July 10- 21 12:30pm- 3:00pm
During the two-week sessions, campers attend classes
Friday for two and a half hours each day.
*Volunteers, please see the Volunteer registration page for your sessions times, as your assistance is needed 15 minutes before and after the campers' sessions.
Barrington Junior Women’s Club is an 80- year-old philanthropic organization with 501(c) 3 status. Membership includes over 150 area women of all ages committed to community service. Through extensive fundraising, BJWC provides grants to over 25 area charitable and educational organizations as well as scholarships. In addition to Safety Town, BJWC operates and funds “Character Counts” and offers hands-on volunteerism to area organizations, seniors, and families.
For more information about BJWC Safety Town, visit us on Facebook at SafetyTownBarrington, go to www.bjwc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Magee BJWC Safety Town Site Director
Sara Morrell BJWC Safety Town Co-Chair
Jen Hopwood BJWC Safety Town Co-Chair