Ramsey campers have fun while learning to be safe

For two days, 130 kids had fun at Ramsey Safety Camp. But the fun had a lesson: how to be safe.

Martha Herbert of Creature Encounters introduced the Ramsey safety campers to Fingers the Raccoon. Herbert also explained to the campers the type of environment raccoons live in and how to be carefully around them, including not to approach them. Photo by Tammy Sakry

Martha Herbert of Creature Encounters introduced the Ramsey safety campers to Fingers the Raccoon. Herbert also explained to the campers the type of environment raccoons live in and how to be carefully around them, including not to approach them. Photo by Tammy Sakry

During the June 19 and 20 camp, Ramsey children, entering the second- and third-grades explored what it would be like to live with a brain injury, how to be safe around dogs and wild animals, how drugs steal the magic and how to keep themselves safe on a bicycle.

They also learned how identify a bully and how to stop bullying with a Climb Theater skit.

Campers got to know their camp counselor, who where Ramsey police firefighters as well as Allina paramedics during the camp, but they did not know what the counselors do for a living until the June 20 awards ceremony.

The camp was organized by the Ramsey police and fire departments at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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