Summer safety camp returning to YMCA

At the end of the school year an annual program will be offered for kids to teach them summertime safety.

The Marshalltown Police Department and the YMCA-YWCA is hosting the 2014 Kids Safety Camp at 8 a.m., June 6, at the YMCA-YWCA campus.

The camp is for second, third and fourth-grade students and will teach them fire, railroad, water and farm safety in between playing games, swimming and other activities.

“It’s a good way to end the school year,” said Sgt. Rick Bellile of the Marshalltown Police Department. “We have a lot of fun. The kids learn a little bit, learn to interact with other kids and make friends; They have a good time.”

This will be the 11th year the Kids Safety Camp has been held.

“We’re going to have a magic show,” Bellile said. “We’ve never had one of those so we have that lined up for the end of the day, that should be fun.”

Registration for the event will start Thursday at the YMCA-YWCA. The cost is $10 and will cover lunch, snacks, beverages and any other items the child will receive including a T-shirt, certificate and team photo.

Registration forms will also be dropped off to area schools.

There will be a limit of 100 children to the event. The registration deadline is May 19.

Bellile can be contacted for questions at 641-754-5733.