Just two months after the 2015 camp season ended, we began working on one of the biggest projects in all of our eighteen year history – a brand new, state of the art, heated swimming pool! We are proud to say that we now have FOUR pools at our camp. Even more exciting is the new pool complex they will all be a part of.
Groundbreaking occurred on October 29 and is expected to be complete at the start of the New Year. The new pool is being constructed by Custom Pools of Rockland County. This pool will add to their impressive resume of constructing over 3,400 pools, both residential and commercial.
The decision to add a new pool was largely to focus on reducing the number of participants in our swim groups. In the past, swim groups have had as many as a dozen campers whereas now swim groups can have almost half as many, thus allowing us to offer a more intimate lesson with more personalized, one on one instruction.
The pool is an in ground pool, as all of our others are, and is 40 feet wide x 80 feet long, and will vary from 3 feet to 5 feet deep. The heated pool also features a grand entrance feel with a 16-foot wide main stairway entrance. As always, there will be multiple lifeguard stands around the perimeter of the pool as well as several ladder exits.
Conveniently located near changing areas and the restrooms, the new pool will now be part of a much larger pool complex. This new complex will include a 2,000 square foot patio area with tables and umbrellas, giving our camp groups additional shade areas when not taking lessons or swimming. The additional shaded area between the new pool and the existing pools will be complete with lounge chairs (available both in or out of the shade), a towel station, and brand new fencing around the perimeter, all overlooking the lake.