Owls Nest Swimming Program
Certified swimming instructors work with each child, based on their ability, to develop their individual swimming skills. Campers are divided into small groups to provide a teaching ratio often as small as 1:5 and never larger than 1:9. Group counselors also provide assistance in the water.
All Owls Nest Campers participate in a daily instructional swim lesson. Our 9am – 4pm campers receive an additional free swim period. Read more about the Owls Swim Program.
Nobles Day Camp Swimming Program
Certified swimming instruction is provided daily to groups entering 1st – 7th grade. Campers swim twice per day, in the morning and in the afternoon. One swim period is instructional and the other is for free swim.
Campers in 1st through 7th grade receive American Red Cross swimming instruction. To determine their swimming ability, campers are tested and placed in the appropriate level (Level 1 – 6) based on their ability.
We offer our campers entering 1st – 6th grades the option of a 9 am –2 pm schedule. Campers who pick this schedule may not have a free swim block and will miss an afternoon activity.
Since older campers take frequent field trips, instructional swim is not provided for the Eights and Nines. When they are at camp, they will follow a typical camp schedule. They can choose from a variety of activities and will have a block of free swim time.
Read more about the Nobles Day Camp Swim Program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Nobles Day Camp office.
1A / 1B / 1C
- The 1s swim at the U-Pool during free swim. Campers in ARC Level 2 or higher may swim under the rope and in the 4½ feet. This section is called the “deep end” of the U-Pool. Each camper receives a BLUE bracelet to indicate they are allowed to swim under the rope.
- Once a week, each section swims at the L-Pool during free swim. Campers in ARC Level 3 or higher may swim in the 9 foot end of the pool. This section is called the “deep end” of the L-Pool. Each camper receives a GREEN bracelet to indicate they are allowed to swim in the 9 foot end. During this time, they are swimming with the 8s and 9s and we are very careful and closely monitor the 1s.
2A / 2B / 2C & 3A / 3B
- Once a week, each section swims at the L-Pool during free swim. Campers in ARC Level 3 or higher may swim in the 9 foot end. This section is called the “deep end” of the L-Pool. Each camper receives a GREEN bracelet to indicate they are allowed to swim in the 9 foot end.
4A / 4B, 5A / 5B, JRS, SRS, 8s, & 9s
- All campers are allowed to swim in all sections of both the L-Pool and Lap Pool.