I Can Swim!

  • Small camper-to-instructor ratios
  • Age-appropriate facilities
  • Daily instructional swim period for all campers entering Nursery-7th grade
  • Campers enrolled in the Full Day program (for entering Nursery through 2nd Grade) also have a scheduled recreational swim each day and those in 3rd-9th have optional recreational swim each afternoon

Buckley Day Camp takes great pride in its outstanding swim program. Within a supportive environment, campers of all abilities are challenged to improve. Campers are split into small teaching groups with campers within their own age group who are working on the same skills. Our swim Instructors stay with the same group each day they have instructional swim. The ratios are typically 1:4 or better for our early learners and slightly larger for campers as they advance.

At Buckley Day Camp we believe swimming is one of the most important skills a camper should learn and we pride ourselves on teaching campers how to swim through the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim instruction program.  Whether your child has mastered swimming or is a fearful beginner, our mature, nurturing staff of trained,  Nassau County Certified lifeguards and highly experienced American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (WSI)  will be able to teach your child new skills and new levels of confidence. Our aquatics staff will guide and challenge swimmers of every ability as they advance their strokes and skills each day.

Our impressive aquatics facility includes four outdoor temperature controlled pools, a Kid Wash water playground, water slides and a diving board. We also have motorized bumper boats for all ages. Our private pond is also available for campers to enjoy paddle boating and peddle boating.

Mini Day campers will receive a 30 minute instructional swim period, Monday – Friday. Full Day campers entering Nursery through 2nd grade will receive a 30 minute instructional swim AND a 30 minute recreational swim period Monday – Friday.

Campers entering 3rd grade and 4th grade receive a 30 minute instructional swim period every day.  Campers entering 5th grade – 7th grade receive a 30 minute instructional swim period every day.  Campers in 3rd grade – 7th grade are able to choose advanced swim instruction as one of their workshops.