Summer Camp Tip- Swim Assessment

Summer Camp Tip- Swim Assessment

Attention Camper Families: Did you know that campers can complete their Swim Assessment before check-in?  All campers must complete a swim assessment before using our swim lake.  This assessment is done during Sunday check-in; however, we have added the option of taking the Pre-Swim Assessment test before coming to Camp!  The assessment may be conducted at an off-site facility appropriate for lap swimming by an individual with at least one of the following certifications: Certified Lifeguard, Certified Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI), or Swim Coach.   Please have the individual conducting the assessment complete this form, and then you can return it to Camp via email to registration@ondessonk.com, fax it to 618-695-3593, or upload it to your camper’s account in the Forms/Upload Forms section.  Having the swim assessment done beforehand will make the check-in process easier and give you more time to help your camper set up their bunk.  We are looking forward to seeing you all this summer.  Heepwah!

Summer Camp Tip- Swim Assessment kids swimming at Camp Ondessonk

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Swim safety is of paramount importance as it plays a crucial role in preventing accidents and saving lives in and around bodies of water. Whether it’s a pool, lake, river, or ocean, understanding and adhering to proper swim safety guidelines can mean the difference between a joyful recreational experience and a tragic incident. Drowning remains a significant cause of unintentional deaths globally, particularly among children and inexperienced swimmers. By promoting swim safety practices, we not only reduce the risk of drowning but also foster a culture of responsible water recreation. Learning to swim, knowing one’s own limits, wearing appropriate safety gear, and being aware of water conditions are all essential components of swim safety. Moreover, being educated about CPR and basic water rescue techniques empowers individuals to respond effectively in emergencies. Ultimately, prioritizing swim safety ensures that people of all ages can enjoy water activities with confidence while also fostering a sense of respect for the water’s potential dangers.


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