Swimming Program for kids with 4 Heated Swimming Pools!
Four heated swimming pools, two swims a day, qualified swim staff, a new sun shelter and a waterslide make for one super swim program!
Teaching Safety and Independence in the Water for over 50 Years
Swimming has always and will always be a hallmark of Camp Robin Hood. Learning to swim is a critical life skill. Once learned, it helps to give your child the confidence and skills to be safe around and in the water.
Our unique, swim camp program developed by our founder Larry Bell has continually evolved to exceed both the Ontario Camps Association and the Lifesaving Society Guidelines. This year, with our friend and new swim partner, Eric Shendelman of Shendy’s Swim School, we are excited to take our leading swim program and make it even better! Robin Hood uses an amazing 10-level Learn To Swim program developed by Eric and endorsed by the Lifesaving Society. Eric has over 30 years experience designing swim programs and is the current President of the Ontario Camps Association and founder of the Shendy’s Swim School.
Safety In and Around the Water
Our swim staff, all qualified and certified instructors and lifeguards, ensure that our campers not only learn the important life skill of swimming but are also safe in and around the water. Each swimmer is also monitored by responsible counsellors from their section at camp to provide extra support around the pool, providing a familiar face and extra supervision in the pool area.
Our youngest campers (completed Nursery/Junior Kindergarten) are often grouped with their own counsellors from their cabin group, their cabin mates in addition to their swim instructor. For extra safety for these campers, their swim instructor meets them outside the pool area and escorts the group to their swim area so they are not on their own. During free swims on Friday afternoons these campers will have a more structured experience that takes place within their regular swimming group.
All campers are in the pool twice a day, providing added skill building time, increased comfort in the water, and a great cool down on those hot summer days. Our campers learn to swim in a safe and fun environment.
All campers receive daily swim instruction following the Lifesaving Society or Pre-School Swim Kids programs. Camp Robin Hood summer campers who have completed Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 will receive two instructional swim lessons each day while campers who have completed Grades 4 through 7 and all Robin Hood Sports Academy campers will receive one instructional and one recreational (free) swim each day. Each Friday all campers will be provided with one recreational swim period.
Using our 10 level Learn to Swim Program, swim staff continually evaluate campers so they are grouped with the appropriate skill level and age group. Staff are well versed in the various swim programs and can easily translate levels to the corresponding Lifesaving Society levels used at Camp.
Sports Academy Campers too, receive two daily swims including one instructional swim and one free swim.
Offering two swims a day, parents appreciate how independent, capable and confident their children become after participating in our swim program.
You can’t put a price tag on the skills you have provided to our children.
- Elaine T
With 4 heated pools, an updated pool deck and a newly built Sun Shelter – our waterfront is ready to teach, protect and support our Toronto area campers
Jacquelyn is so thrilled to be returning as Robin Hood’s Swim Coordinator ! This will be Jacquelyn’s fourth summer in that role and fifth summer at Robin Hood. During the winter, she works as an Educational Assistant for the Waterloo Region DSB. After last summer, Jacquelyn got engaged to her long-time boyfriend Brian (former Robin Hood Leadership Centre staff member) and looks forward to getting married! Like many Robin Hood Senior Staff members, Jacquelyn is a certified teacher who looks forward to a career working with children through professional education. Jacquelyn is really looking forward to another wonderful summer with her Robin Hood family!
Returning for his 6th year on staff, Michael is currently in his 3rd year of Concurrent Education at Queen’s University with a focus on physics and mathematics at the Intermediate/Senior level. Michael has spent most of his time at Robin Hood working in our Interboys section and as a Home & Away counsellor. This past year, Mike joined Rebecca Unger (Leppies Section Head) as an executive member of the Orientation Week planning committee. When he’s has some free time, he loves to play “innertube” water polo with his friends.