Badger Kids Urban Survival Academy


Summer Camp 2017 Announcement

Due to multiple circumstances - many of which are beyond our control - Spring Hill College Public Safety Division will not be hosting our annual Badger Kids Urban Survival Academy program this summer. We certainly enjoy being able to provide this program to children in our community and hope to see all our academy participants again next year. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact  Laury Rowland at (251) 380-4082 or Thank you 

 Badger Kids Urban Survival Safety Education Summer Camp Program

The Urban Survival Academy is  a community service project sponsored and hosted by Spring Hill College Department of Public Safety, in cooperation with  Mobile Fire-Rescue Department, Mobile Police Department, Sheriff’s Department Flotilla , and Lifeguard Ambulance District. The objective is to provide an early educational program for elementary school children (5-10). The program will teach children about personal safety, vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and fire safety. The skills taught at the Urban Survival Academy will empower children with the ability to avoid needless accidents and instill good safety habits at an early age.


The concept of the Urban Survival Academy is one of providing "hands-on" safety education within a child-size setting complete with buildings, paved streets , sidewalks, and traffic signs. Students receive classroom instruction in basic pedestrian, vehicular, bicycle and fire safety. Then, students are able to practice and demonstrate their safety skills through activities on the Urban Survival Academy site. Participatory instruction can include pedestrian exercises, traffic activities , bicycle and fire skills .


Goals of Urban Survival Academy

¨ To provide a creative and safe environment where elementary students will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle safety


¨ To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicular related crashes


¨ To reduce injuries and deaths resulting from fire


  •  To provide personal safety education through Personal Empowerment and Safety Education Programs
  • These Personal Empowerment and Safety Education Programs includes topics such as:
  • Strangers and their tricks
  • Good, bad , uncomfortable touch
  • 911
  • Bullying
  • Internet Safety
  • Out and About Safety


 For more information please contact:

Laury Rowland, Program Director