Junior Lifeguard Challenge

About Junior Lifeguard Challenge

Gear up for our Junior Lifeguard Challenge! Your body and mind will be tested as you work together as a unified team. Learn how to save lives on land and in water. Learn survival skills, communication skills, strength training and fitness. Grab a friend and get ready! Limited to 24 participants each week.

Test your underwater agility and precision, as you carry out tasks that chisel your mental sharpness, functional preparedness and readiness. Exercises will be water to land to water: Swim -> Out of the pool to perform beach-ready rescues -> Paddle across the water to your waiting team -> Work together to solve puzzles and prove your team’s strength as a rescue team -> Race out of the water and across a field, through obstacles -> Then back to the water for more!
This is a dynamic, communication-and team-centric camp geared for the 9-14 year olds who want to create and be part of an exciting group. Be prepared to storm the beach!

Age 9 – 14 (by the first day of camp)
Demonstrate continuous 75 yards of freestyle with side breathing
Tread water for one minute
Submerge and swim 10 feet under water

The camp is hosted by Menlo Swim and Sport at the beautiful Burgess Pools facility. 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. The Burgess facility also has third pool, which is a baby pool for ages 6 and under, heated to 87 degrees.
More about the Facility. View a map to 501 Laurel Street in Menlo Park.

Schedule & Pricing for Junior Lifeguard Challenge

8:45am – 2:00pm – $370/week
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. Call or visit the Service Center (650) 781-5525 to register with this discount.

Camp Menlo 2019 Schedule
June 17-21
June 24-28
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29 – August 2
August 5-9
August 12-16
August 19-23
Age 9–14 Camp: 8:45am – 2:00pm

Daily Activities

9:00 Team building warm-up
9:15 New skills/swim challenges
10:30 Snack, sunscreen, team cheer!
10:45 Land fitness/Team activity
11:15 Lifesaving practice/Team competition
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Free Swim
1:00 Bonus challenges/Surf board paddling

Registration is open now!

For any questions regarding our Cancellation Policy, please visit Policies/FAQ’s.

Coaches / Instructors

Instruction and activities for our Junior Lifeguard camp are led by one of our senior Menlo Swim and Sport lifeguards.

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.

Head of Camps: Jerome Barclay

My name is Jerome Barclay and I’ve worked with Menlo Swim & Sport for 5+ years. My education background is in physical fitness and wellness. I love this company, working with kids and finding new and exciting ways to challenge myself. I’m so stoked for the opportunity to run Camp Menlo. I greatly look forward to working with you and your family throughout the summer!

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy
Cancellation up to one month from the date of camp…Full Refund
Cancellation between 4-2 weeks before the date of camp… Full Credit to Account
Cancellation within two weeks before the date of camp…No credit, No refund

After registration, you may switch to another camp ONE time only.  Switching to another camp is prohibited up to 30 days before the camps date (this may vary depending on registration numbers of desired week).

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.