Camp Menlo Swim

Belle Haven Pool Summer Swim Camp for kids ages 5-12!


Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 45-minute, level-appropriate lesson from a Menlo Swim School instructor. A child’s swim level is assessed on the first day of camp, and campers with similar abilities are grouped together. More advanced swimmers get a workout-style swim session in a 25-yard format to practice their strokes. Beginner swimmers will feature daily hands-on lessons in small focused groups that will invariably lead to rapid advancement in a child’s swim skills. In addition to swim instruction, campers have daily swim-related workouts, free swim, time for land and camp games, crafts, and a snack. Your child should come home healthy-tired from having loads of fun the entire week!

Is This Camp for You?
For ages 5 to 12 years (on the first day of camp)
For campers who HAVE COMPLETED kindergarten
Camp is for kids who are comfortable in the water, enjoy social group situations, and respond well to instruction.
Ideal before any family vacation that includes water activities!

Daily Swim Lesson
Every day, campers will receive a 45 minute group swim lesson led by our Swim School’s Swim Instructors.

To ensure your child starts Camp at the appropriate level of instruction, parents will be asked a series of questions during the registration process pertaining to your child’s current swim abilities. The answers provided for each camper will be reviewed by Swim School Leads to group swimmers into their appropriate level for each week of Camp.

During the first swim lesson, instructors will go through each skill within that level’s curriculum and assess whether swimmers are in the appropriate level class. The Instructor and Swim School Lead will confirm which level best suits swimmers based on current abilities, comfort, and safety. If staff decide that the level is too easy or too difficult for the swimmer, they will be moved to the appropriate class based on their evaluation.

If your child is joining us with swim experience from a program that is not associated with Menlo/Palo Alto Swim and Sport, please keep in mind that other school’s levels and curriculum may differ. To help set your child up for success, please take a look at our Levels & Classes page prior to registration!

At the end of the week-long camp, each camper will take home a Swim Certificate that will include the skills your child practiced, what skills were passed, and whether they can move on to the next level for future lessons. If children are signed up for multiple weeks of Camp, our Swim School Leads will track students who are promoted to the next level so that campers are placed into the correct class each week they attend.

Open Swim
After their daily swim lesson and field games, campers will enjoy 1 hour of Open Swim.

Open Swim is for campers to enjoy swimming outside of the instructional environment. Campers will splash and swim with their new friends and play fun water games led by our amazing counselors! Open Swim is a great way to build water confidence and improve swim skills while having a blast.

Field Activities
Every day our campers will participate in some of their favorite camp games, sports, relays and obstacle courses. On Wednesdays, they will also have a chance to show off their creativity with Tie Dye. Campers will pick out their favorite colors and show them off at the end of the week. Field activities provide the perfect time to stay active and have dryland fun!

Additional Info
Our “Camp Welcome Letter” will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo Swim. 2024 Welcome Letter available for preview here!

Location: Belle Haven Pool

Schedule


June 17-21
June 24-28
July 1-5*

*We will NOT hold Camp on July 4th. The week of July 1-5 will be discounted.*

Location: Belle Haven Pool

Day Camp
Our Day Camp will include all of your favorite Camp Menlo staples (arts/crafts, nature hikes, open swim and swim lessons) throughout the course of the week.

Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Resident: $575/week
Non-Resident: $625/week
Hyperlocal: $375/week

*To qualify for Hyperlocal pricing you must go through a verification process. To register at this price or if you have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Service team at customerservice@menloswim.com or call us at 650-781-5525.

BBAF Scholarships
At this time, Menlo Swim & Sport is not offering BBAF scholarships for the Camps program. Scholarships will be offered for Group Swim Lessons in Levels 1-4 for the 2024 year. You can find more information and apply for scholarships here.

Additional Info
Our “Camp Welcome Letter” will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo Swim. 2024 Welcome Letter available for preview here!

Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy

Day Camp
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credits or make-ups for missed days.

Please email the Service Center at customerservice@menloswim.com with any questions.
For any questions regarding our Cancellation Policy, please visit Policies/FAQ’s.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


Policies

Conduct and Safety
The camp is directed by a professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The Head of Camps is assisted by camp leads and counselors with experience in promoting safe and fun activities. Our camp swim instructors receive over 20 hours of swim instructor training. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern. Campers are under constant supervision by the camp leads, counselors, instructors and coaches.

Our main camp area is kept separate from the public for the safety of our campers. This area is reserved for staff, campers, and camper aides that have gone through our clearance process. Parents and guardians are not allowed in our main camp area.

Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy

Day Camp
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credit or make-ups for missed days.

FAQ
Q: What does a day at Camp look like?

A: *This is an EXAMPLE of the daily schedule

8:30am – 9:00am AM Check In and Announcements
9:00am – 9:15am Sunscreen all Groups. Group A: Changes for Swim Lessons
9:15am – 9:45am Group A: Swim Lessons. Group B: Field Games
9:45am – 10:00am Group A: Reapply sunscreen. Group B: Changes for Swim Lessons
10:00am – 10:30am Group A: Field Games. Group B: Swim Lessons
10:30am – 11:00am Group A & B: Snack Time. Group B: Reapply sunscreen
11:00am – 11:45am Group A & B: Free Swim
11:45am – 12:15pm Group A & B: Change to dry clothes
12:15pm – 12:30pm AM Camp clean up
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm PM Check in and Announcements
1:30pm – 1:45pm Sunscreen all Groups. Group A: Changes for Swim Lessons
1:45pm – 2:15pm Group A: Swim Lessons. Group B: Field Games
2:15pm – 2:30pm Group A: Reapply sunscreen. Group B: Changes for Swim Lessons
2:30pm – 3:00pm Group A: Field Games. Group B: Swim Lessons
3:00pm – 3:30pm Group A & B: Snack Time. Group B: Reapply sunscreen
3:30pm – 4:15pm Group A & B: Free Swim
4:15pm – 4:45pm Group A & B: Change to dry clothes
4:45pm – 5:00pm PM Camp clean up

Q: My child needs to be accompanied by an adult aide. Can they attend Camp?
A: Yes, absolutely! We would love to have your child join us. Please email our customer service team as soon as possible with the aide’s name to start the clearance process.

The aide will complete a LiveScan background check and we need to receive the clearance prior to the first day of camp. Aides accompanying campers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Q: Can my child check themselves in and out of Camp?
A: Campers 12 years of age and older or campers that have siblings in camp 12 years of age or older may check themselves in and out of camp with your authorization. This authorization is given in the questionnaire section of the camp registration process. A parent must be present for check-in on the first day of camp.

Q: I was added to the waitlist for Camp. What happens Now?
A: If a spot opens up in your desired camp, you will receive an automatic email from our registration system (communications@perfectmind.com) asking you to confirm or decline the spot. You have 24 hours to respond. After that time, you will be removed from the waitlist.

Q: Do you have any all-day camps?
A: Yes! We are currently running day.

Q: How do I cancel my Camp registration?
A: You can cancel online or with one of our customer service team members. First, please note the cancellation policy that you agreed to at the time of registration that’s listed above in our Policies.

To cancel your registration online:

  • Login to your PerfectMind account
  • Navigate to the family member enrolled in the camp
  • Go to Schedule then click “List View”
  • Find the session that you would like to cancel and scroll over actions on the right hand side
  • Click Withdraw and follow the prompts to finish the cancellation process.

Please email our customer service team if you have any questions.

Stay In Touch!


We know that when you sign up for Camp it is still a long ways away. During that waiting period, we want to make sure that you are kept up-to-date on anything and everything Camps related. From the history of our program, to virtually meeting the key members running the camp, we want you to feel included and informed coming into Camp Menlo at Belle Haven Pool in 2024.

Camp 2024 Emails

March – Meet the Head Crew! – PDF
April – Water Time – PDF
May – Camp Leads – PDF
June – Welcome Letter Info & Check-In Info
June – Official Welcome Letter!

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