All children age 5 or older are required to take a swim test to swim on their own in our outdoor pools.
Campers who pass the swim test will have access to the zero-entry pool (highest depth 4.5ft.), two-25ft. slides (48in. height requirement), splash pad, and the lazy river.
Swim tests will be available at set times prior the start of camp. Those campers that do not get tested prior to their first day will be swim tested at the beginning of their first week.
The swim test is given by a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and requires each child to swim the full width of the Escape Resort Pool, which is 50ft. in length, not touching the bottom surface, or grasping/holding onto the side wall of the pool at any point in the test. Campers may demonstrate skills of strokes such as breaststroke and freestyle. Campers may not float on their backs or perform doggy paddle during the test. Please note the Red Cross states that signs of struggling or in distress while swimming include: vertical position in the water, weak or forward movement, flailing arms, visible panic or distress, and a struggle to keep their airway above water.
Passing/not passing is up to the discretion of the lifeguard. Once a camper passes the swim test during our 2024 summer season at Camp NAC, they do not need to re-take it for the summer.
Our 3 and 4 year old’s will continue to have water play with their fellow campers and will not have access to the family pool, but will have availability to use the splash pad. This age group does not have the option to take the swim test or swim in the water park, campers must be 5 years or older to do so.
Campers that pass the swim will receive a Camp NAC swim band and are required to wear it every day following that they attend camp. This band is required to wear for safety precautions and lets counselors know who already passed the swim test to ensure your child gets to swim the maximum time allotted. If your camper loses their swim band, your account will be charged an additional $5 for each swim band provided extra.
Campers who do not pass the swim test will be required to wear a life vest/coast guard approved floatation device at all times, and only have access to the splash pad and zero-entry pool. Campers in life vests/coast guard approved floatation devices do not have access to the lazy river or slides.
Lane lines have been added to the zero-entry pool to signify entering 2ft. and entering 4ft.