Kettering Safety Village

Mission Statement

To teach basic concepts of traffic safety, to provide injury prevention awareness and life safety skills for children entering the kindergarten grade level.

About Safety Village

Kettering Safety Village is a week-long program sponsored by the Dor-Wood Optimist Club. The City of Kettering’s Safety Section in collaboration with Kettering City Schools is proud to operate this program.  The program is designed to teach our youngest citizens how to be safe.

Safety Village instructors are joined by Kettering police, fire and school personnel to provide age-appropriate classroom instruction on a variety of safety topics to participants. Children get to practice and reinforce what they’ve learned at our indoor Safety Village, with child-size replicas of streets, intersections and buildings. Children also participate in a variety of additional activities, including a “Safe Walk” in a neighborhood.  Through classroom instruction and fun and exciting hands-on experience, young children will begin to develop safe habits for a lifetime.

2024 sessions

Location: Orchard Park Elementary School

3 sessions are available each week:
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

June 3-7, 2024 $20

June 10-14, 2024 $20

Safety Village 2024 Flyer


Registration opens March 1, 2024 for residents and April 1, 2024 for non-residents. Register early, space is limited!
If you need additional online registration assistance, please use this link or call (937) 296-2587.

Student Volunteers

Kettering Safety Village is seeking student volunteers to help with our summer program.  Student volunteers are responsible for many aspects of the program: assisting with safety lessons, supervising children during various safety skill activities, helping with class activities, and light clean up.  Most of all, volunteers must enjoy working with children and helping them grow and learn.  Interested individuals should submit an application, link below, to be considered.  Applicants must be rising 6th graders or above in August 2024.

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