Much of the fun at summer camp is spent around water, from swimming lessons to sailing races, kayaking expeditions and waterskiing thrills. All this splashy fun is fantastic but summer camp staff is always mindful of the importance of kids learning and following the rules of water sports safety, whether it’s instructions on how to right an overturned kayak or using the buddy system while swimming. So, parents can rest assured that camps do their utmost to ensure that all children are knowledgeable about water safety.
Wonderful Water Sports
Today’s summer camps feature tried-and-true traditional favorites like canoeing, kayaking, sailing and water skiing as well as newer activities like kite boarding, tubing and jet skiing. Kids not only learn a lot of amazing new skills but they also learn to respect water whether it’s in a pool, a lake or the ocean. Camps teach swimming and boating safety and make sure properly fitting life vests are worn and rules are followed at all times.
In the Swim
From swimming lessons to friendly races, pool games and free swim, kids love to stay cool and wet at camp, often basically living in bathing suits and t-shirts. At camp, qualified water sports instructors, lifeguards and coaches make sure every child has a chance to excel and have fun while staying safe. And, of course, knowing how to swim is one of the very basics of water safety.
Generally, summer camp staff members are CPR and First-Aid certified and well versed in safety rules on and around the water. And the kids are well supervised at all times.