Our activity schedule is designed to give campers an opportunity to try new experiences and have a great time!
Note: We strive to provide experiences that are fun and educational. Activities may teach a hard skill, a sense of community, sportsmanship, a sense of self-worth, or provide an outlet for creativity and energy. Some activities are weather permitting. Not all activities will be available during all weeks.
We love swimming at The Marsh! And we swim every day, so it is important to us that you are comfortable with and understand our expectations for swim time.
All campers will be evaluated and classified as to swimming ability on the first day of each week. Campers who can swim 25 yards and tread water for at least 1 minute without the use of any flotation device or other help (including goggles) will be allowed access to all areas of the pool. Campers who are unable to complete the swim test will be allowed only in the shallow areas of the pool as designated by pool ropes. Swimmers will be identified by wristbands and will not be allowed in the pool area without one. This is a voluntary assessment but a camper is not allowed beyond the shallow area ropes without completing the assessment.
Puddle jumpers are available to borrow and many of the younger campers wear them the entire time they are at the pool. All flotation help brought from home must be approved by the lifeguard on duty and The Marsh leadership staff. We do not allow water wings, arm bands, swimmies, or any tube type flotation devices in Perkins Pool.
Pool time is supervised to meet or exceed state standards with Red Cross certified Lifeguard staff, designated spotters, and counselors in the pool playing. Our state approved safety plans are available for review upon request.
Girls need a one-piece bathing suit or a suit that fully covers the torso. Boys need a board short style bathing suit, longer inseam and loose cut.
My kids both have told me no less than 178 times how much they love camp. You are certainly doing something very right with your amazing staff! Marsh camper parent
Your communication is great, it’s so helpful. Marsh camper parent
I asked her on a scale of 1-10 how much fun she had at The Marsh and she said 9. I was so happy because she was really reluctant to come. Marsh Camper Grandparent