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Camp Safety

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Safety is and has always been our number one priority and central to the culture at The Watersports Camp. We are continuously monitoring current industry standards, and guidance/orders from health officials to provide the safest environment for our campers and staff to thrive.


Meet or Exceed Industry Safety Standards

Mission Bay Aquatic Center is a regional boating safety center for the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and is widely recognized as the gold standard in waterfront recreation and education. The Center is owned and operated by Associated Students of San Diego State University and University of California San Diego Recreation. We participate on boards and committees and work with many of the top governing and industry organzations including:

Our staff our are trained to the highest industry standards and are certified in American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding and US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling. Wakeboarding and waterskiing instructors hold a United States Coast Guard Captain’s License. Additionally, many instructors hold instructor certifications through national governing bodies including US Sailing and the American Canoe and Kayak Association. To learn more about our staff, please visit our Camp Staff Certifications and Training page.

Communicable Disease Planning

The Watersports Camp was one of the first programs in the CSU system to haven been reviewed approved for reopening under newly developed guidelines after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked hard to come up with the best plan for minimizing the risk of disease transmission and outbreak including guidance orders from:

Working together with families we ask that you review the American Camp Nursing Association’s A Healthy Camp Begins and Ends at Home flyer and begin monitoring your camper’s for symptoms of illness prior to attendence in camp.

Health parameters for entering camp

Campers should self-screen daily to meet the following health parameters:

Camp Programming

Our programs will comply with or exceed public health guidance while continuing to offer high-quality, safe, and exceptionally fun outdoor experiences.  Please expect to see the following measures in place at camp: