Summer Camp Swim Program
CCSC is located directly at the edge of the East Coast, on Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts. Swimming has always been an integral part of our camp program and developing strong swimmers has been part of our holistic philosophy since 1922. Campers are required to participate in summer swimming lessons until they pass their American Red Cross Level 5 test.
At each American Red Cross level, campers learn valuable swimming skills. From developing safe swimming habits to learning different swimming strokes, our learn to swim program helps children of all skill levels enjoy the water.
In 2009 CCSC opened a brand new swimming pool complex, South Pool, to accommodate all our swim programs. Lessons will be conducted in our heated South Pool, with recreational swim offered at the Bay, Long Pond and our North Bay Pool. In addition to swim lessons, campers may participate in swimming races offered throughout the summer, competing with other camps and local recreation programs. Instructors are American Red Cross certified and CCSC boasts six ARC Instructor Trainers on staff.
Christian’s Law – In accordance with Massachusetts Law, the Cape Cod Sea Camps screens campers for swim levels at their first swim session and provides Coast Guard approved swimming lifejackets at our non-pool venues for non-swimmers if they choose to wear them. You must inform the camp if you require your campers to wear lifejackets during open water swimming activities. If parents wish to send along their own swimming lifejackets they need to conform with the law as stated below. Note: Campers are usually screened in our pool and don’t wear a lifejacket during the screening.
MGL c 111 Section 127A1/2. (a) The department of public health shall adopt rules or regulations requiring municipal and recreational programs and camps for minor children under its jurisdiction to have a system in place to have Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices of Type I, II or III available to non-swimmers and at-risk swimmers who will be present in a swimming or diving area, excluding swimming pools, wading pools and other artificial bodies of water.
(b) A determination shall be made of each minor’s swimming ability at the first swimming session at municipal and recreational programs and camps in order to identify and classify non-swimmers and at-risk swimmers. Minors attending a municipal or recreational program or camp shall then be confined to swimming areas consistent with the limits of their swimming skills or to swimming areas requiring lesser skills than those for which they have been classified.
(c) No municipal or recreational program or camp for minor children shall refuse, decline or otherwise prohibit a parent, guardian or person with custody of a minor from providing a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device of Type I, II or III to such municipal or recreational program or camp to be used by the minor for the duration of the minor’s attendance at such camp.