Swim / Swim Lessons
Recreational swimming and water sports, with great emphasis on swimming instruction in full sized swimming pools, are a delightful element of the camp schedule. All aquatic activities are under constant careful supervision of trained, experienced and certified Red Cross Lifeguards. Safety is our primary concern.
At Camp Gan Israel, our philosophy and goal is for children to feel and be safe in the water. Our highly experienced Instructors use positive motivation and a gentle, caring method to foster self-confidence while building upon fundamental swim and water safety skills. Through the use of age-appropriate activities, the lessons introduce students to swimming and water safety skills in an interesting and enjoyable manner.
All aquatic activities are under the careful supervision of experienced and certified lifeguards. Lifeguards are trained in: American Red Cross lifeguard training and Community First Aid and Safety, as well as CPR for the Professional Rescuer. All In addition to many of our staff being First Aid/CPR certified. Safety is our primary concern.
Children swim at the County College of Morris. Swimming and swim instruction takes place every day except for trip days and Jewish public fast days.
Camp Gan Israel strives to maintain small manageable classes, individual attention and highly trained instructors. Lifeguards will be on duty during the class to monitor the area for the safety of each individual student.
● Every week will include at least one new skill or advancement
● Organized lesson program with goals and objectives for each individual session
● Three levels, Beginner, Intermediate and advanced.
● There will be an average of seven students per instructor.
The classes are approximately half of the swim session. The children have free swim for the other half hour that the camp is using the pool. During the free swim, there is a buddy system. (Please see our camp policy for more info).
Kids who attend camp for 4 weeks or more receive a certificate which lists the skills learned during the summer.
Gan Israel goes swimming at the YMCA of Randolph. YMCA is famous for their individual attention, quality and experienced staff. The Kiddie Division (kids from 3-5) will be swimming at YMCA of Randolph on Dover Chester Rd. Swimming takes place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. All other days the Kiddie division will be having water sports in the Pre-school playground behind the school building.
The 2-year-old group does not go to swim. They have water activities in the playground.
Swim lessons: Kids are placed in groups of a ration 2:5. Swim classes are for 40 minutes. Swim lessons are based on the child’s swimming level. Lessons start with basic skills such as learning how to float and go as far as teaching them basic swimming skills such as kicking, floating, paddling and swimming on their front and back. Swim lessons are introduced in a gentle caring and fun way.