Camp Downer offers a certified American Red Cross swimming program for
all campers who wish to learn new swimming strokes, practice
and improve the strokes that they already know, or achieve a more
All campers who wish to take swimming lessons must be tested at the
pool on Sunday. The purpose of the testing is to determine the
camper's current swimming level. If a camper presents a current Red
Cross Swimming card indicating their level they may fore go the test.
Campers who arrive at camp after 4:00p.m. on the Sunday arrival date
will be given a dry land test.
During daily lessons a Red Cross certified life guard will be at pool
side while a trained swimming instructor will work with individuals or
small groups to help them learn new skills or improve on skills that
they already possess.
Note: All campers will be offered an opportunity for "free swim"
during daily free time activity periods.