SAFETY is always our first priority at SRDC!

Summit Ridge Day Camp's Pool Safety Rules and Protocols are as follows:

  • There will be at least four Red Cross-certified lifeguards on duty at all times.

  • Lifeguards will review the pool rules and the whistle signals with the campers before each swim block.

  • All K - 8th grade campers must complete a swim test before they may participate in "Free Swim" for the first time. Our team of certified lifeguards individually assess each camper’s swimming abilities and indicate their level of safety with one of two colored wristbands. The swim test will require a camper to swim 25 yards with confidence, without touching the bottom and taking at least 1 breath while swimming, and to tread water for one minute.

  • Campers who do not pass the swim test with confidence will receive a RED colored swim band and will only be permitted to swim in the shallow end. Campers can choose to be retested throughout the summer.

  • We will provide a Coast Guard-certified life vest for swimmers who are going into K and 1st grade. PreK campers will not swim and instead participate in water play on most camp days.

  • There will be platforms in the shallow end to serve as “islands” where campers can play and feel safe.

  • We do not provide swim instruction during the pool block. Campers enjoy 40 minutes of Free Swim time.

*The pool schedule is subject to change.