Health and Pool Safety

Our #1 priority at the JEA is to provide a safe and engaging environment for our campers and staff. Our programs may change and new health and safety guidelines may be implemented during our program session. The situation is fluid; updates and changes to these policies may occur.

Safety and Wellness Procedures and Protocols
Any child who displays visible symptoms of illness will be sent home. This includes but is not limited to: fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, rash, and/or lethargy. We ask that you err on the side of caution and be especially sensitive to the possibility of contagion.
Any child that has a fever must be kept home until they are symptom and fever free, without medication, for 24 hours.

Pool Safety and Swimming
Swimming is a major component in the JEA After School Program. We have an Indoor and Outdoor Pool that gives our program the flexibility to swim year round.  In order to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe in the water, we require ALL campers to wear a life jacket, provided by the JEA, until they pass a Swim Test. The Swim Test requires that the camper

  • ​​Is able to confidently swim 25 feet independently without the use of a flotation device
  • can successfully tread water for 45 seconds

Once a camper passes the Swim Test they are no longer required to wear a life jacket unless a parent/guardian requests otherwise

JEA Pools are supervised by trained and certified Lifeguards at all times.

If you would like information on Swim lessons, Stroke Clinics, Parent & Me, and other opportunities, "swim" on over to our Aquatics page, or email