Summer Camp Safety at the Beach
The ocean can be safe, fun and a great source of recreation. But it demands respect, too. We have a 100% safety record and intend to keep it that way, so rest assured we go overboard to protect your child's safety. Here's how.
1. Aloha Beach Camp is 100% Accredited by the American Camp Association
2. We Require our Camp Counselors to be Certified Lifeguards
All staff is required to hold active and valid lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certifications as a fundamental condition of employment. While some staff members come to us already certified, each undergoes Aloha Beach Camp's lifeguard, CPR and First Aid training and certification programs anyway. In this manner, we can put our stamp of approval on the fact your camper will be supervised by the highest trained and most qualified camp counselors in the business.
3. We Conduct Sun and Ocean Safety Assemblies with All the Kids, Everyday
Your camper will learn about rip currents, dangerous shore break, high surf, the risks of diving into shallow water and other potentially hazardous beach and ocean conditions. Sunscreen is applied liberally throughout the day, plus we provide large tents and canopies for maximum shade and comfort.
4. Ice water is available all day for campers and staff
Dehydration can be a problem if you don't stay on top of it. That's why we make ice water available for the kids all day and remind them to drink it...even if they're not thirsty!
5. We Establish our Daily Campsite Area with Bright Orange Cones Directly Adjacent to a Staffed Lifeguard Tower
Campers may not leave this coned-off boundary without a counselor. The cones also send a "KEEP OUT" message to strangers. If the lifeguard tower is not staffed by a public lifeguard, campers are not permitted in the water.
6. We maintain low camper-to-counselor ratios at all times
You'll find camper-to-staff ratios as low as 3:1 (and often less) when kids are in the water.
7. Headcounts are Taken Regularly Throughout the Day on the Bus, in the Water, and on the Sand
This ensures every camper is accounted for every second of every day at all times.
8. Counselors Swim Together with the Kids; Campers Never Swim Alone
Swimming in the ocean is a HUGE part of every Aloha Beach Camp experience. Campers always swim with the counselors and never swim alone. All campers are always within arms reach of their camp counselors at all times.
9. We Enforce thes Additional Mandatory Safety Rules
- Every camper takes a swimming evaluation their first day of camp. Based on this evaluation, campers wear color-coded wristbands designating how deep they can go in the water. No one may go deeper than their waist
- Everyone wears an Aloha Beach Camp t-shirt or rash guard everyday indicating they're membership of our particular camp group on the beach
- Nobody may enter the water without someone from our staff
- Campers may not visit the restroom without staff supervision
- We maintain an open door policy regarding visitation
- Parents are invited to camp, unannounced, to supervise our safety program any time
FREE! Aloha Beach Camp's Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety Tips for Kids (And Their Families!)
If your child will be spending time at the beach this summer, we hope it will be with us. But there's also nothing better than going to the beach with your family, so we invite you to download a free copy of our Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety Tips so your whole family stays safe at the beach this summer.
Protecting your child's safety is our first priority at Aloha Beach Camp. Remember, parents are welcome anytime to visit us at camp, so we hope you feel free to drop by anytime.
We hope to see you this at camp, but however you enjoy the beach summer, but sure to heed our ocean safety tips to you have a safe and enjoyable experience!
Download Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety Tips as a PDF document: