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‘Camp Safe Kids’ offers free safety training

Published 11:10pm Tuesday, May 27, 2014

From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 16, the Cass County COA Lowe Center will once again present “Camp Safe Kids.”

The camp is free to any 9 through 11 year old in Cass County. It presents children a full day of safety activities presented in a fun and exciting format.

The program is limited to 32 children and includes lunch and a free bicycle helmet for every child.

Participants have fun learning basic first aid, Internet safety, abduction prevention plus safety lessons on boating, water, bicycle, traffic and fire safety.

“We have found that children learn life-long lessons on safety at this camp,” stated Deputy MaKenzie Kreiner of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. “So many accidents and unsafe behavior can be prevented if kids learn safety in a fun and engaging environment. This program presented by the Cass County COA is a fantastic opportunity.”

The day also includes a demonstration from the canine unit featuring dogs trained as official members of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. In addition the fire department will bring its Smokehouse to show how easily fires in the home can start and how to prevent them.

Participants in the program include the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Dowagiac Public Safety and Penn Township Fire Department.

This program fills quickly, so please call the Cass County COA today. Reservations are required.

Contact Sandi Hoger at (269) 445-8110.  The Lowe Center is located at 60525 Decatur Rd. and Highway 60 in Cassopolis.

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