Camp Cedarledge's waterfront consists of two areas: The pool and the lake.
The pool consists of three sections. The largest is the red section, which ranges from three to four feet deep. This is for inexperienced swimmers, or those who want to play with the pool toys. The yellow section is four to five feet deep, and is for intermediate swimmers. The blue section goes from six to nine feet deep, and is for experienced swimmers.
There is no running on the pool deck. No band-aids or loose hair are allowed in the pool. Buddies must be together at all times! No shoes are allowed in the shower house. All swimmers must rinse off in the shower before entering the pool, and should shower, or at least rinse off before leaving.
Each swim session lasts for about 40 minutes, with one short buddy check in between for the lifeguards to change shifts. Two or three units usually swim at the same time. Every unit swims once a day with the exception of the WITs, who swim every other day based on their barn schedule, and the water programs, who usually swim twice a day.
Lake Atwood is a man-made lake of 8.8 acres. It is used for canoeing, plyaking, and paddleboating. Swimming is discouraged, due to the water quality, and the fact that it would mean having to hike back to the unit in wet, smelly clothes. Lifejackets must be worn at all times. There is no fishing at the lake.
One of the most important things to remember when going to the lake is to bring a full water bottle. There is no running water at the lake, and there is a jerry jug of water brought there every day for the lifeguards to use, but there is not enough for every camper and staff member who visits. There is also a latrine at the lake, which is much cleaner and nicer than most of the other older ones.
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