The Aquatic Center was built in 2012 and includes a Main Pool with gently sloping beach style entry and deep end; Splash Pad for those who cannot be fully immersed; Slow River for campers to float on inner tubes; Warm Pool to relax tight muscles; and a Pool House with shade areas/changing and restroom facilities designed for campers
Counselors can organize water sports and race without fear of splashing other campers or getting in the way of others. The zero entry allows transferring campers from wheelchairs easily and safely. It also allows campers who may be apprehensive of the water to enter, gradually becoming more comfortable as they get deeper.
The splash pad gives campers who dislike full immersion, or whose medical condition precludes entrance into the pool, a chance to enjoy the aquatic activities. Campers with autism will benefit most from this area but all campers will enjoy the interactive nature of the splash pad. With spray nozzles, dumping buckets, water jets, and many other elements, it will encourage interaction for campers at a variety of ability levels.
Many campers require the use of a tube to float and interact in the water. The Slow River is a dedicated space for tube usage and because of the shallow water depth, the sun keeps the water warm most of the year. The slow current of the river allows for easy movement of tubes yet allows counselors or Respiratory Therapists to walk beside campers.
Campers who have cerebral palsy or other muscular difficulties benefit directly from the Warm Pool. The tightening effect of cooler water on muscles can be painful for campers who have difficulty with muscle control. In the Warm Pool, the relaxing effect of the warm water gives campers a chance to extend their muscles beyond their normal range of motion. The Warm Pool is available for year-round use, increasing camping activities during cooler Respite Weekend months.