Program Aquatics Standards Resources - v. 2019

Many camps offer aquatic activities as a major program element for campers. Swimming and boating activities take place in and on pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, ocean fronts, and creeks. Safety is a central concern in all aquatic activities, and the purpose of the aquatic standards is to set an expectation for trained and certified supervision (scored in the Staff and Supervision section), appropriate safety precautions, and well-planned emergency procedures.

Administrators should consider the requirements of the standards when selecting vendors, activities, and locations.

The documents listed below are to be used as resources.  They may/may not be appropriate for your camp and/or program. Except for some of the checklists, these documents are not to be designed to be used “as is” yet are provided as to