Friday, April 17, 2015
Children Learn How to Save Lives at ZAC Camp
The annual camp, held at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, wrapped up Thursday with participants receiving medals for their work. Kids ages 5 through 9 honed their swimming technique and learned how to avoid danger in the water.
To hammer these lessons home, kids spent time in the classroom as well as in the club's pool, and even got to climb on board a fire engine and ambulance to remove any fear they might have about emergency responders.
All was done through The ZAC Foundation, which started ZAC Camps five years ago at the Greenwich club and now holds them throughout the country.
Greenwich residents Karen and Brian Cohn lost their son Zachary in 2008 when he drowned after his arm got caught in an improperly installed swimming pool drain. The incident resulted in criminal charges against the pool company president, and prompted the Cohns to form the foundation....