Health and Pool Safety:
Our #1 priority at the JEA has always been 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 include:
Any child who displays visible symptoms of illness will be sent home upon arrival to the JEA. 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 all of our families and the possibility of contagion.
Any child that has a fever needs to be kept home until they are symptom and fever free for 24 hours without any medication.
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 that everyone is comfortable and safe in the water we require that ALL campers 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 a set distance (about 25 feet) independently without the use of a flotation device; and
tread water with their head above 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, Orcas Swim Team, Stroke Clinics, Parent & Me, and other opportunities, "swim" on over to our Aquatics page and check out what the JEA has to offer!