Our paddling program offers campers the opportunity to develop essential whitewater skills in tandem canoes, solo canoes, and whitewater kayaks. Campers will begin by developing fundamental canoeing techniques on our very own Rockmont lake. Campers that participate in our new progression program will have the opportunity to take their fundamentals a step further by applying their skills to local rivers. Once a camper “passes” a certain section of the river in a canoe, they will be able to advance to a slightly more challenging river, and eventually into a whitewater kayak. Close-toed water shoes are required for off-camp trips!
In Water Sports, campers will strengthen their swimming ability through aquatic fun, such as water volleyball, water basketball, water polo, blobbing, turtle games, beach games, and challenges on the web. This skill is for campers of all ages and skill levels! Goggles are strongly recommended (sold in the camp store).
Swim Stroke Development
Whether a camper is new to swimming or considers themselves an expert, we’ve got something uniquely designed for each. Our lifeguards are trained to meet each camper where they are. Starting with beginner swimmers, lifeguards will work to increase confidence in the water by teaching foundational stroke form and basic self-rescue techniques. Intermediate or strong swimmers will work to improve form, balance, breathing, and propulsion in all strokes. For expert swimmers, our lifeguards will teach American Red Cross techniques such as water safety, accident prevention, rescue procedures, and many other skills necessary to be a future lifeguard.