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Aloha Beach Camp counselor Frances Nelson and her group of campers holding hands as they enter the Pacific Ocean at Zuma Beach, Malibu. There's safey in numbers!
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Summer Camp Safety

The ocean can be safe, fun and a great source of recreation. But it demands respect, too. We have a 100% safety record and intend to keep it that way, so rest assured we go overboard to protect your child's safety. Here's how.

1. Aloha Beach Camp is 100% accredited by the American Camp Association

This means we meet or exceed up to 300 best-practice industry standards
relative to
camp programming, transportation, safety, supervision and more. If
the camp you're considering is not
accredited, ask the camp director why.

2. We require our counselors to be certified lifeguards

This is a fundamental condition of employment.

3. We teach sun and ocean safety clinics to every camper, every day

Your camper will learn about rip currents, dangerous shore break, high surf, the
risks of diving into shallow water and other potentially hazardous beach and
ocean conditions. Sunscreen is applied liberally throughout the day, plus we
provide large tents and canopies for maximum shade and comfort.

4. Ice water is available all day for campers and staff

Dehydration can be a problem if you don't stay on top of it. That's why we make
ice water available for the kids all day and remind them to drink it...even if
they're not thirsty!

5. We establish our daily campsite area with bright orange cones, directly
adjacent to a staffed lifeguard tower

Campers may not leave this coned-off boundary without a counselor. The cones
also send a "KEEP OUT" message to strangers. If the lifeguard tower is not
staffed by a public lifeguard, campers are not permitted in the water.

6. We maintain low camper-to-counselor ratios at all times

You'll find camper-to-staff ratios as low as 3:1 (and often less) when kids are in
the water.

7. Head counts are taken throughout the day on the bus,
in the water, and on the sand

This ensures every camper is accounted for every second of every day at all
times.

8. The counselors swim together with the kids

Swimming in the ocean is a HUGE part of every Aloha Beach Camp day. Campers
always swim with the counselors and never swim alone. All campers are always
within arms reach of the camp counselors at all times.

9. We also enforce these additional mandatory safety rules:

  • Every camper takes a swimming evaluation their first day of camp. Based
    on this evaluation, campers wear color-coded wristbands designating how
    deep they can go in the water. No one may go deeper than their waist
  • Everyone wears an Aloha Beach Camp t-shirt or rash guard everyday to
    indicate they are members of our specific camp group
  • Nobody may enter the water without someone from our staff
  • Nobody may visit the restroom without staff supervision
  • We maintain an open door policy regarding visitation; parents are invited
    to camp, unannounced, to supervise our safety program any time

FREE! Aloha Beach Camp's Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety Tips

If your child will be spending time at the beach this summer, we hope it'll be with
us. But there's also nothing better than going to the beach with your family, so
we invite you to download a free copy of our Top 10 Beach and Ocean Safety
Tips so your whole family stays safe at the beach this summer.

Protecting your child's safety is our first priority at Aloha Beach Camp.
Remember, parents are welcome anytime to visit us at camp. We hope to see
you this summer!
L.A. County Lifeguard and truck on the beach in Malibu. The lifeguards supervise Aloha Beach Camp every day each summer and we have a fantastic relationship with them!
Aloha Beach Camp takes place at
various locations. But no matter where
camp sets up any given day, it will
always happen in front of an open
(staffed) lifeguard tower for maximum
safety. Not only that, all Aloha Beach
Camp counselors are lifeguards, too! :)
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Child's hand wearing an orange Aloha Beach Camp safety wristband.
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