Swimming at Dream Camp

Max joy, critical life skills

boy in pool
Child swimming with an instructor

For many kids, summer isn’t summer without splash contests and cannonballs. Swimming is also a life-saving skill. But, swimming is a luxury most Dream Camp students do not have access to in their everyday life. After years of offering swim lessons and water play to our Hartford summer camp, we are thrilled to provide swim lessons to our campers in Philadelphia starting in 2023. Offering a swim program for 5 weeks each summer in our camp locations costs $70,000 per year! Donate now to ensure we can continue to offer this critical life skill and offer max joy moments to our students!

Did you know?

  • 79% of children in households with income less than $50,000 have little to no swimming ability1
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 14 and under in the US2
  • African American children drown 3x more often than any other demographic3
  • Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%4

1 https://www.usaswimming.org/foundation
2 https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/educational-resources/
3 https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/educational-resources/
4 https://www.usaswimming.org/foundation