Holiday Camps

About Holiday Camps

Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 45-minute, level-appropriate lesson from a Menlo Swim School instructor (ratio 4:1). A child’s swim level is assessed on the first day of camp, and campers with similar abilities are grouped together. More advanced swimmers also get a workout-style swim session in a 25-yard format to practice what they have learned. Daily hands-on lessons in small focused groups invariably lead to rapid advancement in a child’s swim skills.

In addition to swim instruction/swim practice, campers have daily swim-related workouts, free swim, time for land and camp games, crafts, and lunch. Your child should come home healthy-tired but able to have loads of fun the entire week!

Is This Camp for You?

For ages 4.5 to 13 years (on the first day of camp)
Camp is great for kids who are comfortable in the water and swimming with others
Campers learn in group settings with kids of all ages and can lead/teach other campers by example
Holiday Camps are smaller and more personal than our Summer Camps. This means campers get a more personal experience with our counselors and more crafts and activities designed for smaller groups
Limited to 24 campers per week
Ideal before any family vacation that includes water activities!

Location: Burgess Pool
Activities for Camp Menlo may take place in either of two pools. One is a 25-yard, 11-lane competitive pool that is heated to 80 degrees. The second is a 25-yard, 6-lane rim-flow warm pool used primarily for instruction that is heated to 87 degrees and has a large shallow area.

More about the Facility. View a map to 501 Laurel Street in Menlo Park.

Schedule & Pricing for Holiday Camps

Camps are limited to 24 participants per camp. Ages 4.5-13.

5 Day Camp: $379
($76 for one day)

AM/PM Aftercare
5 Day Camp: $45
($9 for one day) – AM
5 Day Camp: $186
($37 for one day) – PM

Limited to 24
Sibling discount: Receive a 10% sibling discount off for each additional sibling registering for Camp Menlo. Discount based on the highest priced camp. One discount per child.

Spring 2020 Camp Schedule

Spring Break Camp March 30 – April 3 5 Day Camp

Daily Activities

8:45 Camper check-in
9:15 Group A:  Swim lesson;  Group B:  Free play
10:00 Group B:  Swim lesson;  Group A:  Free play
10:45 Transition out of pool and snack provided by Camp Menlo
11:15 Field or gym games that encourage plenty of fun, strength and coordination
12:00 Lunch from home enjoyed family-style, informal games and puzzles
12:45 Creative projects & land sports and games (kids choice)
1:50 Get ready for pick up!


Coaches / Instructors

Camp Menlo is directed by a year-round professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern and campers are under constant supervision.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


No mid-week cancellations for Camp Menlo
No partial week cancellations (unless offered)

Conduct and Safety
The camp is directed by a year-round professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The head coach is an experienced aquatics instructor/coach with a skill emphasis on childhood development. The head coach is assisted by counselors with experience in promoting safe and fun activities. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern. Campers are under constant supervision by the camp director, head coach, or counselors.