Hobart and William Smith Colleges will partner with the Finger Lakes Chapter and the Yates County Chapter of the American Red Cross to host an aquatics certification camp that will certify individuals looking to work in the water safety field. From May 26 through May 29, comprehensive training will be provided by the American Red Cross, teaching participants the skills and knowledge they need to be successful as a safety team professional. This program is ideal for high school students who plan to apply for summer staff positions at camps or as lifeguards.
“Our camp consistently brings together staff with the highest skill level and expertise in the aquatics field,” says Mark Stoughton of the Yates County Chapter. “New this year will be our joint venture with the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross, which will give the camp added exposure to more potential students.”
The certification camp will be held on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus and will utilize both the indoor Bristol pool and the Seneca Lake lakefront area near the Bozzuto Boathouse. Participants will be provided with housing for the weekend and will dine in the Scandling Campus Center.
The following classes will be held, at the respective rates:
Lifeguarding ($350), Water Safety Instructor ($350), Lifeguard Instructor ($350), Lifeguard Management Training ($75), Swim Training for Life ($25), Responding to Emergencies First Aid ($350), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer ($100), CPR/FPR for Professional Rescuer Recertification ($50), and Lifeguard/Waterfront Recertification ($150).