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Safety camp offered in Chautauqua County

ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Village is offering a day camp the week of August 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Safety Village, located at 2695 Route 394 in Ashville.

Children who are in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate in team challenges, hands-on safety training, water safety, crafts, hiking, group sports and more.

Participants should register prior to Aug. 15. For more information or to obtain a registration form, visit the website at or contact Terri Kindberg at 499-8138 or by email at

Students ages 13-18 years of age may assist with camp and receive community service hours. 

The Safety Education Village is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1996.

The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and other structures found in an actual Village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety.

The goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and unfortunate fatalities by allowing children to experience hands-on lessons in a safe environment.