HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- There are songs and fun, but Safety Town is a different kind of camp; the leaders are all Huntersville Police Officers.
Safety Town is four days of important life lessons.
"How to approach an animal you don't know to how to get on and off the bus," said Sgt. Brad Habenicht. "We hope that they learn general safety tips. We hope that they learn there's a lot of things out there they shouldn't do and should notify an adult."
Kids are taught what to do if they find a gun through a song, "Stop! Don't touch! Leave the area! Tell an adult!"
Parent Jessica Wagner wanted her daughter to take part.
"She's very, very friendly, and that's something we've been cautious about. We want her to be outgoing, but we want her to understand how to know when it's appropriate to talk to grown ups and when it's not," said Wagner.
"This is a great opportunity for them to learn how to be safe, how to take proper precautions. Safety Town makes me feel a little better as a parent."
At the end of Safety Town, parents are given a packet of information to review with their children. The Huntersville Police Department hopes to increase the number of kids to Safety Town every year.