Folsom Parks and Recreation
May 02, 2013 10:17AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Photo courtesy of the Folsom Aquatic Center.
The Folsom Aquatic Center opens for its 13th summer season on May 25.
The giant inflatable water toys “Kiwi,” the “New Zealand Beast” and “Montee” are all back for 2013. These massive floating obstacle courses will transform the 50-meter pool into an inflatable water park and provide an exciting challenge to thousands of visitors of all ages. “It’s like being on the television show Wipeout,” exclaimed one very excited guest.
A new summer program, The Academy Aquatics Camp, will be offered for the first time, beginning June 3. This all-day camp for children ages 8-12 will blend fun and learning with an emphasis on water safety and improving swimming skills. Participants will visit and get a behind-the-scenes tour of Fire Station 35 and all of the equipment firemen and paramedics use to perform their jobs. A visit from a Folsom police officer will allow campers a chance to learn about what it’s like to be a policeman. Campers will also receive instruction in CPR and first aid, and participate in actual lifeguard training each Friday. Afternoons will focus on fun, with campers having ample free time to swim, play on the giant inflatable water toys, or play games. The camp will culminate with each attendee receiving an American Red Cross certificate in Basic Water Safety. What’s more, an optional lunch program is available so parents don’t have to worry about packing a lunch each day. An afternoon-only Aquatic Adventure Camp is also available and will feature swimming and games—all under the supervision of trained Aquatic Center staff.
Don’t miss out on all of the fun and excitement at the Folsom Aquatic Center. Family passes are now on sale for $149; individual summer passes are $59. This summer, take a “staycation” and bring your family to the Folsom Aquatic Center. You’ll have fun…we guarantee it!
To learn more about the Folsom Aquatic Center’s programs, visit folsom.ca.us, call 916-355-8318, and like us on Facebook.