In a lot of ways the waterfront is the hub of camp. Campers use it for fishing, canoeing, sailing, boating, kayaking, and of course: swimming. Kan-Ac-To is a pristine, private lake that has never seen a motor. This makes it ideal for learning the dos and don'ts of swimming in a lake.
A few years ago, Woodcraft began to offer swimming awards based on swimming competency, improvement of strength, knowledge of bodies of water, and safety. Our NY State Department of Health certified waterfront director leads the swimming program and instructs campers in proper swimming practices. The awards are named for fish native to the lakes of the Adirondacks: Sunfish, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, and Northern Pike.
We added the awards to our program to promote the waterfront as a fun and instructional part of Woodcraft. Many campers are strong, avid swimmers. Our program builds good swimming habits and rewards campers for their accomplishments.