UNFORTUNATELY, OUR SWIM PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OFFERED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017. SORRY! HOPING TO HAVE SWIMMING BACK UP AND RUNNING FOR THE SUMMER OF 2018.
Typically, however, our program looks like this:
Recreational swimming is offered each week to both the boys and girls. Swimming is always optional. Supervised Ping Pong, foosball, board games and handball are offered to those children who choose not to swim.
Campers have the option of swimming everyday, Monday thru Thursday. Boys and girls swim separately. Older campers swim separately from the younger campers.
We swim at the beautiful pool onsite at Woodside High School
The are 2 certified lifeguards on duty each day. Additionally, camp staff are either watching from the deck or in the water playing with and supervising the campers. There is approximately 1 staff member per each 7 campers at the pool.
All campers who wish to use the deep end of the pool will be required to take a very simple swim test their first day at the pool. They will be asked, one at a time, to swim the width of the shallow end of the pool using any stroke they desire. Camp staff and lifeguards are in the pool during the test to grab any camper who might flounder. Very weak swimmers will be identified and will be restricted to a shallow area reserved for them. If you know that your child will not be able to pass this test please notify us in advance by adding a note on the registration form. We can save your child from the anxiety and possible embarassment of the test and pre-place them into our shallow area reserved for weak swimmers.
SPECIAL AREA OF THE POOL FOR WEAK OR NON-SWIMMERS
Campers who are unable to swim or who are weak swimmers are identified with neon wrist bands and restricted to the shallow area of the pool. There is a lifeguard watching that area as well as an appropriate number of camp staff in the water. Additionally, flotation devices such as kickboards and "noodles" are available. We use a lane line to delineate that area and the campers can also use that line to hold onto if necessary.
The campers who use this area always have a great time there.
NUMBER OF SWIMMERS IN THE POOL
We average approximately 40 campers at a time in the water. The pool is not open to the public. The pool is very large and uncrowded. Please note that we schedule the younger boys and older boys into the pool at separate times. That way there is never any danger that our younger boys might be caught up in or intimidated by any of the more energetic and physical play of the older boys.
Our swim program is primarily recreational. However, some very basic instruction is offered to the weak/non-swimmers. The instruction we provide should not be considered a replacement for professional lessons.
We provide numerous changing "cabanas" right on the pool deck. Campers can change quickly and easily before and after their swim period.