Though we strongly encourage all River Campers to complete basic swim lessons prior to participating in River Camp, swimming proficiency is not required. During swim-time or water activities your camper will be supervised by 1-2 lifeguards (site dependent), up to 3 counselors (including their counselor), up to 2 mentors, and 6-12 Junior Leaders. Life vests are available for all campers and will be required for all campers at River Camp Firebaugh, and all campers in the youngest 2 groups at River Camp Adventurers unless specifically communicated by guardian. Some optional activities, such as canoeing or ‘floating the river’ require all participants to wear a life vest. The general swim area does not require a life vest (excluding previously stated), but many of our campers wear life vests at all times when they are in the water. Water activities are completely optional, and children may remain on dry land if they desire.