The waterfront at Camp Phillips consists of three areas: Bear Lake, Round Lake Waterfront, and The Marina. Having these three areas makes our aquatics program one of the best around. Merit badges are taught at all three areas. Bear Lake merit badges will meet at the BBQ pit by the Dining Hall. Open swim is available during free time on Wednesday. Open sailing is available at Bear Lake during free time every day; come out and sail a sunfish or our day sailor. Please read the special notes below for more information. You MUST pass the SWIMMER'S test in order to participate in any merit badge or activity badge offered at the Waterfront. For those individuals who are interested in learning how to swim, instructional swim is offered throughout the week.
If you are interested in doing the mile swim, please notify the Aquatics Director on Sunday. In order to participate in the mile swim you must commit to the following during free time:
Monday – ¼ mile qualifying swim
Tuesday – ½ mile qualifying swim
Wednesday – Rowing Qualifier (The individual who is rowing for you on the day of the mile swim must complete this or you will be unable to participate.)
Thursday – Mile Swim (You must provide a rower and a spotter for the event.)
Stand Up Paddleboarding will be offered as a
class. Youth will learn the basics of paddle
boarding and earn the BSA Stand Up
Paddleboarding Activity Patch.
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