Safe, Silly, & Charitable Swimming
At HCDC we take water safety very seriously. But we also have a ton of fun splashing around in the water too! Our 4 heated swimming pools are all enjoyed by our campers during instructional and free swim periods.
During instructional swim, small groups of campers are matched up with swim instructors to learn the American Red Cross “Learn-to-Swim” program, which teaches our campers how to swim skillfully and safely. It’s designed to give our campers a positive learning experience by teaching aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression.
When campers aren’t taking part in instructional swim, they also get to cool off & enjoy our pools during Free Swim – a great time for campers to have fun with their friends while practicing some of the skills they’re learning… and boy-oh-boy do they LOVE Free Swim!!!
Our campers also have the opportunity to be charitable while having fun in the water! They are currently preparing for next week’s “Morry’s Swim-a-thon” on July 30th, where our campers participate by either swimming or walking laps in our pools to raise money for less fortunate children to attend Morry’s Camp. We keep track of what our campers accomplish and send home a record of the number of laps our campers completed. Our Hampton Country Day Camp families have been incredibly generous summer after summer, and pledge various amounts per lap walked or swam.
Our objective during swim time is to teach our campers how to swim AND to be safe in, on, and around the water at all times – both during lessons and during play! See for yourself how much fun we have and why our campers also want to help give this same experience to other children just like them!