Registration Open for ZAC Foundation Water Safety Camp at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich

For the 12th time, the ZAC Foundation will join with Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and local first responders to host a four-day water safety camp April 11-14 from 8:30am – 12:30pm, for local children.

The water safety camp is available for all students in grades 1-3, both Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members, and non-members. After the end of the daily camp, all registrants are welcome to participate in regularly scheduled activities until 5:00pm.

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The award-winning ZAC Foundation Water Safety Camp brings life-saving water safety skills to local five to nine-year-olds. More than 20,000 kids all across the country have participated in the camps in recent years, including hundreds in the Greenwich area.

Combining “classroom” instruction with swimming lessons and opportunities to learn important skills from first responders, the camp provides children and parents with tools to enjoy the water safely while understanding avoidable risks.

The camp will be held April 11-14 8:30am-12:30pm at the Greenwich Clubhouse on 4 Horseneck Lane. 

Founded in 2008, the ZAC Foundation was established by Karen and Brian Cohn after the loss of their six-year-old son, Zachary Archer Cohn, who became trapped in a drain in their backyard swimming pool. The Foundation’s advocacy and education efforts have reached more than 20,000 children and their families directly, with millions more reached through social media and news outlets.

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Community leaders, along with representatives from local police and fire departments, will participate alongside professional water safety instructors. In addition to in-pool lessons and safety classes with first responders, campers will learn the fundamental tenets of water safety from a classroom curriculum based on The Polar Bear Who Couldn’t, Wouldn’t Swim, a children’s book co-authored by Zachary’s parents.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Registration is required, and can be found at More information is available by calling 203-869-3224.