What are ZAC Camps and how can I attend one?
ZAC Camps are award-winning camps that prepare children and families for a lifetime of water safety. Geared toward children ages 5-9, the four day water safety camps feature classroom instruction, swimming lessons, and opportunities to learn important skills from First Responders so both kids and their parents learn to enjoy the water safely while understanding avoidable risks. A key component of the ZAC Camp is the importance of following the A, B, C and D’s of water safety: Adult supervision, Barriers around water, Water safety Classes, and Drain and Device safety.
In addition to the in-pool lessons and safety classes with First Responders, ZAC Camp participants learn the fundamentals of water safety from an engaging and fun classroom curriculum based on “The Polar Bear Who Couldn’t, Wouldn’t Swim,” a children’s book written by The ZAC Foundation’s co-founders.
By the end of each four-day ZAC Camp, campers are equipped with critical tools to lead them on the path to safe swimming.
To date, ZAC Camps have taught more than 20,000 children in at-risk communities nationwide.
ZAC Camps are held in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs, American Red Cross, the YMCA, and First Responders in each of the local communities.