|Attention all Scouts ages 13-17 who are interested in learning to Scuba Dive! A generous adult Eagle Scout has offered Scholarships for 6 Boy Scouts to participate in Family Dive Club’s Summer Scuba Camp, which takes place for a week this June in Pelham, AL.
When: Scouts choose one of two Camp sessions.
Session I – June 3-7, 2019
Session II – June 10-14, 2019
Where: Camp takes place at Blue Water Scuba Park Mon-Fri.
What time: 8:30am-4:30pm each day.
How do I qualify for camp: No prior Scuba experience is necessary; however, Scouts need to have adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. Scouts, ages 13-17, need a mature attitude, good judgement and self-discipline to follow the guidelines for safe diving.
Certification: Campers will have the opportunity to earn a PADI Open Water or Jr. Open Water Scuba Certification while simultaneously earning their Scuba Merit Badge.
Requirements: Campers are required 5-10 hours of independent study prior to the start of camp in preparation for the academic portion of the course. Campers and a parent/guardian are required to attend a Scuba Camp Orientation in April or May prior to the start camp. For campers’ safety, before any in-water activities, students will complete a medical questionnaire that screens for medical conditions. A physician will need to evaluate the camper if there are any yes’s on the questionnaire. Campers are required to attend all 5 days of camp and stay the whole time each day in order to be eligible to earn the Certification and Merit Badge.
Health Note: Any camper with asthma, chronic respiratory conditions or seizures will need to see a physician prior to camp. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the medical form.
How to apply for the scholarship: Simply visit the Boy Scout tab on Family Dive Club’s website https://familydiveclub.com/boy-scouts for instructions on how to apply for the scholarship. All applications should be submitted by March 1, 2019.
Can I apply to camp without the scholarship: Yes, if you wish to register for Scuba Camp without applying for the scholarship you can go to www.familydiveclub.com for registration.
Family Dive Club Philosophy: Scuba Camp is a premier personal growth and leadership opportunity for teens. Through applied skills SCUBA Diving is used to teach campers important life skills such as leadership, organization, focus, awareness, safety, communication, self-confidence, decision making, and responsibility. In a safe and supportive environment, campers learn to engage with others and the world around them. These valuable skills help prepare young people to cope with life and to thrive in a changing world.