We have two pools here at Arrowhead our largest is 10 feet at its deepest point and 3.5 feet at its shallowest, our small pool ranges from 2.5 – 3.5 feet.
Having both pools is a great advantage and weapon against some of those hot, sunny Delaware days. Campers can attend a range of swim times throughout the day, we have swim blocks, free swim, monk swim and polar bear swim.
Free swim is offered to campers as an optional choice and allows them to socialise with others outside of their unit.
Each unit attend one swim block a day, which involves structured activities provided by our lifeguarding team. These include, water aerobics and numerous games such as, Sharks and Minnows, Water Basketball, Water Volleyball and Water Relays. One of the most popular of these is Sharks and Minnows, to explain it’s essentially a game of tag with a twist. A player may only be tagged while above water but are safe below the water line…the aim is to get to the other side of the pool without being converted into a deadly shark. Minnows for life!
Our Monk Swim and Polar Bear Swim are poles apart, excuse the pun! Polar Bear Swim occurs at 7am and gives campers a chance to swim before breakfast. Monk Swim runs at 8:15pm for Homestead and 8:45pm for Pioneer. The first 10 minutes is a silent swim time and recently this has been followed by a lively sing-a-long. It’s a great way to end the day and proves to be very popular amongst our campers.
Ciao Ciao for now
Whit your Brit
(aka Whitty, Office Manager)