How often will my camper swim and how safe is your waterfront?

By January 26, 2015

LifeguardAt Camp Kintail we love to swim and we LOVE to stay safe! There are two senior staff members every summer, whose job involves ensuring that our waterfront is super fun and super safe for campers.

The Waterfront Director is in charge of afternoon swim times which happen every day. They must have a current National Lifesaving Service (NLS) certification, a current Standard First-Aid/CPR-C certification and must always take part in an annual Waterfront specific NLS course. Together with the Watercraft director, they ensure that our beach meets all of the Ontario Camps Association and Lifesaving Society’s regulations for a safe swim zone and they provide training for our guard staff specific for our Kintail beach.

The Watercraft Director is in charge of our canoeing and kayaking program, which our campers have a chance to participate in at least three times a week. They must have a current Bronze Cross Swimming Certification (preferably their NLS), a current Standard First-Aid/CPR-C certification and they will always take part in an Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association training course. Together with the Waterfront director, they ensure that our beach meets all of the Ontario Camping Association and Lifesaving Society’s regulations for a safe swim zone and they provide training for our guard staff specific for our Kintail beach.

All campers swim in a swim area marked with buoy-lines and guarded by several qualified NLS lifeguards. Campers take part in the Kintail Swim Challenge at the beginning of every week to ensure that campers and lifeguards are aware of campers’ abilities in the water and can provide the appropriate assistance where necessary.