ASHVILLE - Summer camp and classes at the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village begin this week.
The camp, which is on Route 394, will have a different theme each day, including fire, traffic and bike training, animal science and ZumbAtomics. In addition to classes, the children will also participate in team activities, including games, water balloon wars, crafts and an obstacle course.
The fire safety course involves hands-on training, including identifying fire hazards, learning how to call 911 and how to escape a burning building. The traffic and bike safety will, among other things, permit children to learn the rules of the road, sign recognition, proper helmet fitting and pedestrian crossing. Children will also have the opportunity to drive electric cars as they learn to obey traffic signs; learn how to ride a bike using the proper hand signals; and learn to obey the same rules as motor vehicles. All training is age appropriate.
Children will need to wear gym shoes and clothing that is appropriate for the weather, and bring a bag lunch with bottled water except for Fridays when a pizza party will be held. Activities will be outside unless there is a downpour or lightning.
The learn-to-ride class will be held on Tuesday (9 to 11 a.m.); July 10 (1 to 3 p.m.); July 12 (6 to 8 p.m.); July 17 (9 to 11 a.m.); Aug. 14 (1 to 3 p.m.); and Aug. 30 (1 to 3 p.m.). A group session is $40 per child, while a private session (two hours) is $50 per child.
The traffic/bike training, which is $6 per child, will be held July 10 (10 a.m. to noon); July 12 (6 to 8 p.m.); Aug. 7 (10 a.m. to noon); Aug. 8 (10 a.m. to noon); Aug. 14 (10 a.m. to noon); Aug. 15 (6 to 8 p.m.); and Aug. 30 (10 a.m. to noon).
Half-day camps will be held July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 5-8 and from noon to 3 p.m. for ages 9-12. The cost is $60.
The full-day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug 20-24. The cost is $90.
For questions or to schedule a child, contact Terri Kindberg, executive director, at 499-8138.