The waterfront meets with the exacting standards of the American Red Cross, ACA and the Wisconsin State Board of Health both in supervision and physical setup. Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards give daily individualized instruction to campers in all Red Cross classifications (Beginners to Advanced Skills). All campers are evaluated on their first day at camp to check their proficiency in swimming. At that time, it is decided which waterfront activities will be best suited for their level of expertise.
After attaining level VI a camper may elect to further her skills by taking Life Guarding (which includes CPR and First Aid) or expanding on personal interests that range from Competitive or Synchronized Swimming, Water Aerobics or the Red Cross 50 Mile Swim. Swimming is the only required activity at Red Pine as swimming ability is essential for participation in various waterfront activities.
Approved floatation devices are required for all waterfront activities both instructional and for leisure. Red Pine provides additional supervision from our patrol boats and our office. Waterfront activities are canceled immediately at the first sight of threatening weather.