"Swimming instruction & boating are what define the Maplewood summer camp experience."
Experience & Trust
Since 1965 over 25,000 children have learned to swim at Maplewood. Our owners are on-site, sharing their over 50 years of combined experience teaching swimming, and giving parents peace of mind.
Certified Water Safety Instructors & Lifeguards
Highly trained and experienced Certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards, who have worked at Maplewood for 5, 10, and even 15 years, guide our campers to success in swimming.
Olympic-Sized Heated Pools
Our 2 Olympic-sized heated pools were specifically designed for teaching, with shallow areas where beginning swimmers can stand and feel comfortable, and deeper water and diving areas for more advanced swimmers. Pools also feature diving boards as well as an exciting double-tube slide and frog slide. With the warm, toasty water, the campers never want to come out.
SWIMMING PROGRAM - Daily instructional Swim Lessons
Maplewood's unique teaching approach encourages beginning swimmers to feel comfortable and relaxed in the water to make learning fun. More advanced swimmers learn to master different strokes, dive and build swimming endurance.
Campers swim twice a day, a 30 minutes lesson each morning (beginners get 1:1 attention) and an hour of free-swim time each afternoon. Daily progress evaluations determine their rate of advancement and accomplishment.
Here's an example of how we help our campers feel more confident and comfortable in the water:
We place a special emphasis on individual instruction and positive reinforcement.
Our 5-acre lake is the perfect setting for boating & fishing! You never know who may pop up out of the water. It may be a visit from BIG MAMA!!!
Campers will row around our beautiful lake in Kayaks, Aqua-Cycles, Bumper Boats, Paddle Boats, Canoes, and Row Boats.