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Swimming, Snorkeling, Water Polo, & Water Games

With waterfront activities so ingrained in the North Star Camp for Boys program, swimming is essential. With safety as a camp essential, we need to ensure that every camper has the swimming skills to ensure that it is appropriate for them to participate in our water activities. Along with their cabinmates and counselors, each camper will take a camp advanced swim test the day after they arrive at camp. For those guys that need a bit of extra help, we schedule campers into swim lessons to help them refine their strokes and build up their swimming skills. For those campers who are skilled swimmers and wish to further develop their swimming technique, we offer swimming lessons during our instructional project periods.

Of course swimming is much more than lessons. We take advantage of our sandy swim point by offering many activities throughout the day. Water games, blobbing on our trampoline / aqua launch and snorkeling are amongst the many popular activities on a hot summer day. We also offer log rolling, water polo, advanced swim and other electives. During our fifth organized free period, our swim point is open for all campers who can come down and have fun on the blob, the aqua mat and our other water toys.

Part of safety at swim point is ensuring proper supervision. We hire a full host of life guards and always ensure that we are exceeding the American Camp Association’s standards for lifeguard coverage.

Two campers at North Star Camp for Boys smile with their arms around each other. They are wearing swim trunks and standing in front of Spider Lake.
A camper bobs his head above and takes a breath of air during a butterfly stroke swimming exercise in Spider Lake at North Star Camp for Boys.
Campers await their opponents' next move during a game of water polo at North Star Camp for Boys.
A group of boys splash on the "blob", a mat that allows people to stand on water in Spider Lake, at North Star Camp for Boys.
North Star Camp for Boys campers watch as the ball flies toward the goalkeeper during a game of water polo in Spider Lake.