ESF’s Aquatics Program

02.14.2018

ESF Aquatics Program

Boys & Girls, Rising PreK–10th Grades

“The swimming program was amazing! My son learned so much!”   – Rebecca B.

MAKE A SPLASH AT THE POOL!

Swimming is one of the most exciting parts of the camp day. Under the guidance and watchful eye of our American Red Cross certified lifeguards and instructors, campers develop life skills too valuable to measure while learning how to swim confidently in a safe and fun environment. We maintain a low staff to camper ratio.

We develop strong swimmers utilizing the latest teaching techniques and coaching methods. Beginning with water safety skills and basic fundamentals, we then move on to progressive stroke development and refinement of techniques. Our well-established program is designed to be compatible with the unique and ever-changing abilities and skill levels of each camper.

INSTRUCTION BY CAMP

DAY CAMP

Rising PreK-3rd Grades

  • Daily instructional swim.
  • Campers receive an initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.
  • Progress reports are sent home weekly.

SPORTS CAMP

Rising 1st-3rd Grades:

  • Daily instructional swim.
  • Campers receive an initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.
  • Progress reports are sent home weekly. 

Rising 4th Grade: NEW FOR 2019!

  • Instructional swim is offered 3 days per week.
  • Campers receive an initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.
  • Progress Reports offered upon request via ESF Camp Office, 718.432.1013 or riverdale@esfcamps.com.
  • Recreational swimming is offered 2 days per week. 

Rising 5th-9th Grades:

  • Recreational swim is offered daily. If campers choose to participate, they receive an initial deep water safety test to assess their skill level.
  • Optional instructional swim is offered 3 days per week upon request via ESF Camp Office, 718.432.1013 or riverdale@esfcamps.com.

SENIOR CAMP

Rising 4th Grade:

  • Instructional swim is offered 3 days per week.
  • Campers receive an initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.
  • Progress reports offered upon request via ESF Camp Office, 718.432.1013 or riverdale@esfcamps.com.
  • Recreational swimming is offered 2 days per week. 

Rising 5th-10th Grades:

  • Recreational swim is offered daily.  If campers choose to participate, they receive an initial deep water safety test to assess their skill level.
  • Optional instructional swim is also offered 3 days per week via ESF Camp Office, 718.432.1013 or riverdale@esfcamps.com.

TENNIS CAMP

Rising 1st-4th Grades:

  • Instructional swim is offered 2 days per week.
  • Campers receive an initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.
  • Recreational swim is offered 1 day per week.

Rising 5th – 9th Grades:

  • Recreational swim is offered 3 days per week. If campers choose to participate, they receive an initial deep-water safety test to assess their skill level.
  • Optional instructional swim is offered upon request via ESF Camp Office, 718.432.1013 or riverdale@esfcamps.com.

SPECIALTY MAJOR AND TECHNOLOGY CAMPS

Rising K-4th Grades:

  • Instructional swim is offered 2 days per week.
  • Campers receive and initial skill assessment and then progress at their own pace.

Rising 5th-9th Grades:

  • Recreational swim is offered 2 days per week.  If campers choose to participate, they receive an initial deep-water safety test to assess their skill level.

AFTER CAMP

PRIVATE SWIM INSTRUCTION

ESF also offers private swim instruction to campers who are interested in devoting more time to enhancing their skills. Available under the guidance and direction of our Red Cross certified Instructors and Lifeguards. Lessons are designed to be compatible with individual camper needs and skill levels. To enroll, please call the camp office, 718.432.1013. All lessons held at camp after 3:45pm. Bus Transportation is not available for our extended day programs. Parents must pick-up campers participating in private swim instruction.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Natatorium with state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool

• Certified Aquatics Staff

• Seasoned Aquatics Director

• Skill Level Progression

• Safety Testing

• Awards & Progress Reports

• Towel Service is provided (no extra charge)