Camp Gulliver, Grades 1-5
CAMP LOCATION: ACADEMY CAMPUS
Each day at Camp Gulliver offers a range of age-appropriate games on the field and in the pool, arts and crafts, lunch, songs and cheers, group time to build spirit through participation and the chance to make new friends. All Gulliver full day campers will have pool time each day weather permitting.Our team of senior counselors is passionate about camp, and they work hard so that our campers can play hard each day. The staff is committed to the goal of helping each child feel the satisfaction of contributing to his or her group and being treated as a valued member of the team.
This year we will offer campers the opportunity to choose from a variety of specialty activities each week, ranging from on-site field trips to technology, ceramics to sports, and from archery to miniature golf.
*Half Day Morning Camp Gulliver session must be paired with an afternoon program
*Half Day Afternoon Camp Gulliver must be paired with a morning program
Week 1: June 1 - June 5
Week 2: June 8 - June 12
Week 3: June 15 - June 19
Week 4: June 22 - June 26
Full Day: $435/week
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; includes lunch
Half Day: $335/week
12:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Early Care: $50/week
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Extended Care: $70/week
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Gulliver Swim lessons are provided by iswim Academy. There are 10 levels, divided into 3 sections. In each section, goals are individualized for each student.
Basic swimming: Non-swimmers, early swimmers, young swimmers
Levels 1-4: Wader / Splasher / Jumper / Crawler
A basic introduction to the water comes first. Things like learning to put your head under, keeping your mouth closed, and not allowing water to shoot up your nose, seem like basic thoughts, but for new swimmers, these things need to be learned.
Simply put, learning to swim starts with looking at the floor and kicking to the wall. Survival in the pool starts with jumping or falling in, and learning to get to the wall. Once these two basic things are established, we begin to introduce the arms, further jumps, diving down to the floor to get rings, taking a breath, floating on their back, and a swimmer’s dive. Jumping, swimming, splashing, diving down, rolling over, “acting like an otter,” etc., is FUN FUN FUN and we believe fun is a huge part of learning to swim safely.
Stroke Swimmers: Usually 5 years old and above (some 3-4-year-olds can learn these skills)
Levels 5-8: Freestyle / Backstroke / Butterfly / Breaststroke
Freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke are the four competitive strokes we teach. It is fairly common for children to be able to handle multiple directions at once. For example, a 3-year-old can be told to look at the floor, kick hard, and grab the wall. As we introduce moving your arms in big circles into that equation, the swimmer deteriorates for a bit as they put it all together.
Stroke perfection is more complicated than survival swimming. For stroke swimmers, we make sure they have a basic understanding of the stroke. We teach the students the small details of each stroke without the expectation that they will be able to do it immediately. Instead, the goal is to teach them how to do it correctly and let them learn, versus trying to change improper stroke down the road.
Survivalist / Competition Swimming
In South Florida, boating and competition swimming are popular activities. If a student showcases high levels of understanding and execution, we introduce them to survival strokes that could save your life if your boat capsizes offshore. We also get into competitive swimming, and more advanced learning of strokes, flip turns, training regimens, and more.
Students enrolled in full-day Camp Gulliver or full-day Jumpstart will be able to sign up for swim lessons at an additional charge.
Week 1: June 1 - June 4
Week 2: June 8 - June 11
Week 3: June 15 - June 18
Week 4: June 22 - June 25