Registration for April’s ZAC Water Safety Camp is full. We regret that we cannot accommodate any additional campers for this April session.
Important Information for Registered Participants
Our Staff has been busy planning both a safe and quality ZAC Water Safety Camp experience for our members and community members. This free program will be held Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14 from 8:30am – 12:30pm at BGCG’s Clubhouse at 4 Horseneck Lane in Greenwich. All attendees are welcome to stay for regularly scheduled April Vacation program events from 12:30-5:00 pm.
Here are a few important details to remember:
Parking on Friday
If you plan to join us inside the Clubhouse, additional parking is located across the street at the Horseneck Lane municipal parking lot. Please note that after 8:30am, first responders will start setting up vehicles in our parking lot, which will be closed off. Once BGCG's parking lot is closed, please use the Horseneck Lane municipal lot and cross with your child along the crosswalk. Parking rates will not be enforced on Friday until ZAC Camp has concluded in the afternoon.
The program is designed for participants to attend all four days of the camp. If your plans for the week have changed and your child will not be able to attend the full schedule, please reply to this email so we can adjust our planning.
ZAC Camp hours: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (free): 12:00 - 12:30 pm (If your child has an older sibling attending BGCG’s April vacation week activities, they will need to bring lunch)
Morning drop-off: 8:00-8:30 am (No drop-off before 8:00 am). PLEASE be on time each day.
Afternoon Program: 12:30 - 5:00 pm - Youth rotate in grade-level groups through various activities
Afternoon Pick-up: Youth can be picked up anytime between 12:30 - 5:00 pm
What to Bring (Remember to label all items)
Bathing Suit - All campers should wear their bathing suit to Camp
Clothes to change into after swim session, including a sweatshirt
Bag or "cinch style" backpack for wet bathing suit
Full Water Bottle
BGCG’s April Vacation Week Special Activities
In addition to swimming, arts & crafts, and athletic activities from 12:30-5:00pm, BGCG has a number of special activities planned for the week.
Monday, April 10: Journey to the Edge of the Universe - On-site Planetarium (Monday is for BGCG members only)
Wednesday, April 12 (afternoon): The Brain Show - Authentic TV Game Show
Thursday, April 13 (afternoon): Musical Exploration of the World - Hands-on Drumming
Boys & Girls Club does not regularly dispense medication to campers. Our policy is not to dispense medications unless medically necessary (such as administration of an EpiPen). For such occasions, a child with a prescribed medication must have a form signed by the member’s doctor and parent.
If your child needs medication, you must complete the attached form and drop-off the form with the medication by Monday, April 10.
Parents are invited to the Camp’s opening and closing ceremonies — which will be “standing room only” events – as well as regular ZAC Camp activities from drop-off through 12:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Please be mindful that space will be limited, and parents will be asked to wear visitor name tags while inside the Clubhouse.
Opening Ceremony: Tuesday, April 11 from 9:00-9:20 am in the Game Room
Closing Ceremony: Friday, April 14 from 12:00-12:30 pm in the Game Room
If you plan to join us inside the Clubhouse, additional parking is located across the street at the Horseneck Lane municipal parking lot. Parking rates will not be enforced on Tuesday until ZAC Camp has concluded in the afternoon.
To stay current and informed, we strongly encourage you to follow BGCG on our social media accounts.
About The ZAC Foundation
The ZAC Foundation was established in 2008 by Karen and Brian Cohn after the loss of their 6-year-old son, Zachary Archer Cohn, in a pool drain entrapment in their backyard swimming pool. In honor of Zachary, the Cohn’s established The ZAC Foundation to help prepare parents and children for a lifetime of water safety, including the potential dangers associated with pool or spa drains and basic water safety and swimming skills.
Questions? Please contact Don Palmer, VP of Programs & Youth Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org