Safety Camp

This two-day program provides youth entering 2nd thru 4th grade an opportunity to learn about safety in a camp setting.

  • Dates: 2023 dates are to be determined, typically the first week of July
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska, MN 55318 Get Directions
  • Ages: Youth entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade in fall
  • Cost: $40

Topics include:

  • Fire safety
  • Bike safety
  • Personal safety
  • Basic First Aid
  • And more!

Presenters include:

  • Chaska Police Department
  • Chaska Fire Department
  • Chaska Electric Department
  • Ridgeview Ambulance 
  • Chaska Community Center lifeguards
  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Canine demonstration
  • And more!

Fee includes:

  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Games & Activities
  • Safety Camp T-shirt

Camper Checklist


  • Check-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Please plan on being there between that time so we can get your child into their group. 
  • Drop off your child at the theater door at the Chaska Community Center. Our staff will take your child to their area. Please be patient. There may be a line for drop-off since we have 120 youth participating. Carpool if possible.
  • Be sure to wear tennis shoes. We will play safety games, run around a little bit, and spend some time sitting on the ground. Your child will receive a special Safety Camp t-shirt that they will need to wear both days. 
  • Parents, please have everything labeled and in a backpack or tote with your child's name. Girls should plan to wear tank tops, so that you can put your camp t-shirt over it without needing to change.
  • We will provide the children with lunch. We'll have pizza one day and hot dogs the next. Lunches will include chips, fruit, a cookie, and beverage. We will also provide a snack in the morning. If your child has special dietary needs, plan on bringing a bag lunch. We will also have plenty of water available. Since we have drinking fountains, you can pack a water bottle LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME. 
  • If your child has any special needs or will be taking medication during their time at camp, please contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200 before camp day.
  • Pick-up will be from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. We will be curbside with youth outside the Community Center theatre doors. On Thursday, you have the option to attend graduation at 3:30 p.m.
  • Questions before the event: Contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200
  • Safety Camp Emergency Contact: Officer Janke at 612-217-3517. Please call if your child is unable to attend one or both days.
Safety Camp State Patrol Helicopter Photos
Safety Camp K-9 Unit, EMT and Chemical Photos