The Summer Program
4 WEEKS, 3 DAY A WEEK
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
24 HOURS OF SWIM INSTRUCTION ( we consider this a life skill)
Class are taught in condo community pools from 8 am to 10 am. Age levels start at 4 years old to 18 years old.
4 one half hour classes taught daily per pool. Each half hour has 3 class levels beginning, intermediate and advance. 1 one hour class of stroke and endurance daily for the more advance swimmers. Prior to entering the water children must complete a short quiz on math and/or reading comprehension.
96 HOURS 12 DAY BEACH, TIDAL ZONE AND OCEAN FIELD TRIPS.
After swim classes are done the children meet and check in with program director. We use public transportation to travel to different aquatic location each day.
We believe teaching the children to use public buses and trains will prepare then travel on their own in the future.
Each field trip we have a guest speaker that talk with the children. Some example of past lectures are beach and ocean safety, water shed management, crime and gang prevention and tide pool exploration.
On our fishing trip, California State biologist helped the children identify fish. The whale watching trip, docents explains about lives of the local sea mammals.
After the lectures the children are allow to recreate on the local beaches. We provide the children with the beach equipment needed to learn to ride the wave, like surfboards and boogie boards, SUPs and kayaks. We teach the kids how to properly and safely use all the beach equipment.
For many of the children this a first time experience. Our goal is to instill confidence while teaching new ideas thing in a passive learning situation. Without Great Opportunities many of these children would never had these opportunities learn and grow.
The Children are supervised by our Lifeguards and Explorers which are hired from within the program. This is a positive peer to peer relationship for every one. After a fun day at the ocean, we return home late in the afternoon safe and sound.