Splash Safe Camp

RUFC’s 1st Annual Splash Safe Camp will be carried out in partnership with Swim Safe Uganda and the Ugandan Red Cross Society.

                                       August 3-7, 2021

Ray United FC is partnering with Swim Safe Uganda and the Ugandan Red Cross Society to organize a drowning prevention program. Our first annual Splash Safe Camp will train 50 youth aged 8-12 years equipping them with knowledge in water safety, drowning prevention, first aid,  swim survival skills, and water polo basics. 

The Splash Safe Camp will employ the same model we use for our Soccer and Health Camps, including professional Ugandan swim instructors and health and safety training provided by health professional students from the US and Uganda. Our workshops, which will be highly interactive and game-based, will focus on water-borne diseases, water environments and their hazards, personal survival skills, water recuse, first aid, and introduction to water polo. Camp participants will each receive a camp bag with a new t-shirt, swim suit, towel, flip-flops, workbook and pen. All participants will also receive nutritious meals and clean water. Camp participants who can pass a basic water safety exam at the end of camp will receive Splash Safe Ambassador certificates. 

The 4-day program will be held at Rest Gardens Resort in Bweyogerere near Lake Victoria. Volunteers will reside at the resort throughout the program and campers will be bused in daily from Youth Rising’s Mukono offices.

Why Drowning Prevention?

Drowning is a major public health problem throughout East Africa, including Uganda. Approximately 5,000 Ugandans drown annually. The good news is that nearly all of these deaths are preventable. Water safety education can SAVE LIVES!

 

Interested in volunteering? Register HERE! 

We are excited to invite Ugandan and  international volunteers to join us as training facilitators. Individuals with swim and/or life guarding experience are especially encouraged to join. We request a $1,800 donation to participate. Participation is all inclusive (in country transport, meals, housing, swag, sightseeing) with the exception of the air travel. 

 

The volunteer schedule is:

Day 0 (August 2): Arrival of Volunteers

      International volunteers arrive in Uganda and are transported to Rest Gardens. 

      Volunteers check in to their rooms at Rest Garden

 

Prep Day 1 (August 3): Staff Introductions and Facilitation Training

In order to get the stress and pressure out of the staff, the Splash Safe Camp will start with fun day full of interactive facilitation exercises for the Camp staffers. This is meant to boost their confidence levels before they meet the youth. The training activities will be preceded by orientations and introductions, powerful beginning and games.

 

Camp Day 1 (August 4): Participant Introductions, Baseline surveys, and Training

 

      Splash Safe Campers transported to Rest Gardens

      Arrival of Splash Safe Campers at Rest Gardens

      Introductions (Powerful Beginning)

      Orientation and pre-surveys

      Introductory Sessions on Water Safety, First Aid, survival swimming and splash ball

      Lunch

      Session II on Water Safety, First Aid, survival swimming and splash ball 

      End of Day/Debriefing Activity 

      Transportation of Splash Safe Campers back to Mukono

 

Camp Day 2 – 3 (August 5-6): Camp Training 

      Splash Safe Campers transported to Rest Gardens

      Arrival of Splash Safe Campers at Rest Gardens

      Quick introductions/icebreaker activities

      Learning Sessions III & IV 

      Lunch 

      Learning Session V & VI 

      End of day debriefing activities 

      Transportation of Splash Safe Campers back to Mukono

 

Camp Day 4 (August 7): Final Day

      Splash Safe Campers transported to Rest Gardens

      Arrival of Splash Safe Campers at Rest Gardens

      Water Safety Testing Sessions

      Lunch

      Issuing of Certificates

      Dancing and celebrations to end the 4-day camp

      Transportation of Splash Safe Campers back to YR Mukono

 

Post Camp Day 1-2 (August 8-9): Volunteer Sightseeing

       International volunteers enjoy sightseeing Jinja and surrounds