Our Aquatics Program
Our campers swim at the prestigious Cedar Hill Swim Club which is adjacent our camp. The 18 acre facility consisting of two swimming pools, a dressing room complex with hot showers, pool side furniture, picnic area, snack bar with enclosed pavilion, and an athletic area with 6 regulation sized tennis courts, as well as volleyball, sand volleyball, handball, basketball, shuffleboard, and softball facilities.
Cedar Hill's main pool is T-shaped with 5,225 square feet of swimming area containing 180,000 gallons of sparkling, artesian well-water drawn from our own 320 foot wells. The main part of the pool is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide with a depth ranging from 3 to 5 feet. The remainder is a 35 X 35 foot area for diving only.
Children 7 and under enjoy their own 40 X 20 foot kiddie pool which slopes from a depth of 6 inches to 18 inches at the center.
The Cedar Hill Pool Club is located adjacent to camp; it is a short 2 minute walk to take a dip in the pool.
Splash Park & Water Slides: We also have a splash park, and giant 100 foot slip & slide for hours of summer fun for the campers. Daily campers are in the water, either the pool, splash park, or water slide.
Canoeing: Campers (3rd-9th grade) also utilize the 70-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal at Colonial Park in Somerset for canoeing. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System. Our lake staff helps campers put on life jackets and instruct them how to safely and effectively utilize the canoes. Campers are always supervised by the lake staff, while they enjoy casual trips back and forth on the tranquil canal daily.
Instructional Swim: Daily swim instruction is offered in small swim groups for a nominal fee. Instructional swim takes place in appropriate pool areas, which promote personalized instruction, encouragement and ongoing skills assessments . Campers are evaluated on their first day of camp and placed into swim groups according to comfort and ability. They progress to the next level of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program once they complete the skills necessary for each swim level. Our pools are designed with water depths to accommodate all swim levels, from shallow to deep water swim.