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 12 participants.

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!

Prerequisites
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

Safety Protocols For COVID-19

Yes, childcare facilities are open to all children. In addition to childcare establishments, summer camps, and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children of all ages are also allowed to operate. To the extent possible and compliant with any licensing requirements, these operations must also comply with the following conditions:

  • They must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer children (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day and for at least two consecutive weeks).
  • While within their stable group, children and caregivers/counselors are not required to social distance from each other and may share equipment.
  • Children shall not change from one group to another or attend more than one childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational instruction or program simultaneously.
  • If more than one group of children is at one facility, each group shall be in separate rooms or spaces that cannot be accessed by children or adults outside the stable group. Groups shall not mix with each other.
  • If different groups will access a shared area, they must do so at different times, and any shared equipment or high-touch surfaces must be sanitized between uses.
  • Providers, educators and other staff cannot serve more than one group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the childcare establishment, summer camp, or other educational or recreational institution’s program.
  • Children and staff will be required to wear masks at all times except when in the pool or eating
  • Children and staff will maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Locker rooms will be closed. One bathroom will be available for use for each camp
  • Children and staff will be required to stay home if they show any symptoms of illness

The requirements above serve the purpose of limiting the co-mingling of various households and creating stable childcare groups (or in effect, a contained “second household”). To minimize interactions and keep the childcare “households” stable, the Order does not allow a child to attend two separate care settings at the same (for example, a morning camp and a different afternoon camp). Similarly, a caregiver could not care for more than one group of children at the same time, and could not alternate groups (for example, Group A on MWF and Group B on Tu/Thurs) at the same time.

If you would like to prepare for your kids camps this summer you can view our “Welcome Letter.” This letter will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a designated Group assignment for your child and a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo.

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

Schedule & Pricing for Junior Lifeguard Challenge


Camp Menlo Jr Lifeguard Challenge has been completed in 2021. Check back in the Spring of 2022 for the summer schedule!

Camp Menlo 2022 Schedule

TBD!

Ages: 9-14

Half Day Camp

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm $700 (2-week Camp)

*Camp is limited to 12 participants per Camp.

Request A Friend
You can request 1 friend to be in camp with your camper and we will do our best to put them in the same camp! All requests need to be made 2 weeks in advance. The other friend MUST request you as well. Please email the Service Center at customerservice@menloswim.com with these requests.

Kid Check: Check-In/Check-Out Policy
We are excited to announce the implementation of KidCheck. KidCheck is a secure electronic check in/out system that will add a level of convenience and safety to the process. Prior to your first day at camp please download the KidCheck App (iOS/Android) and visit the KidCheck website to create a profile.

Additional Info
If you would like to prepare for your kids camps this summer you can view our “Welcome Letter.” This letter will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a designated Group assignment for your child and a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo.

Refund Policy: Families will receive 100% refund if requested two weeks before camp starts. Any requests within two weeks of camps starting will not be refunded.

Please email us at customerservice@menloswim.com with any questions.

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.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


Policies

Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy
Families will receive 100% refund if requested two weeks before camp starts. Any requests within two weeks of camps starting will not be refunded.

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.

Safety Protocols For COVID-19

Yes, childcare facilities are open to all children. In addition to childcare establishments, summer camps, and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children of all ages are also allowed to operate. To the extent possible and compliant with any licensing requirements, these operations must also comply with the following conditions:

  • They must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer children (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day and for at least two consecutive weeks).
  • While within their stable group, children and caregivers/counselors are not required to social distance from each other and may share equipment.
  • Children shall not change from one group to another or attend more than one childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational instruction or program simultaneously.
  • If more than one group of children is at one facility, each group shall be in separate rooms or spaces that cannot be accessed by children or adults outside the stable group. Groups shall not mix with each other.
  • If different groups will access a shared area, they must do so at different times, and any shared equipment or high-touch surfaces must be sanitized between uses.
  • Providers, educators and other staff cannot serve more than one group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the childcare establishment, summer camp, or other educational or recreational institution’s program.
  • Children and staff will be required to wear masks at all times except when in the pool or eating
  • Temperature checks will be done each day for campers and counselors before camps
  • Children and staff will maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Locker rooms will be closed. One bathroom will be available for use for each camp
  • Children and staff will be required to stay home if they show any symptoms of illness

The requirements above serve the purpose of limiting the co-mingling of various households and creating stable childcare groups (or in effect, a contained “second household”). To minimize interactions and keep the childcare “households” stable, the Order does not allow a child to attend two separate care settings at the same (for example, a morning camp and a different afternoon camp). Similarly, a caregiver could not care for more than one group of children at the same time, and could not alternate groups (for example, Group A on MWF and Group B on Tu/Thurs) at the same time.

KidCheck FAQ

Q: Does my spouse/partner or other guardians need to create a KidCheck account too?
A: Yes, but do not have them add the child onto their account. Once your spouse/partner or other guardians create their KidCheck account you should add them onto your account (the account with the child) as a Guardian.

Q: Why can’t my spouse/partner or other guardians just add the child onto their account?
A: Since KidCheck doesn’t collect personal information like the child’s social security number, your direct relation to the child, or other guardian’s direct relation to the child, or to you, the system won’t recognize the child on separate accounts as being the same child.

Q: The parent of another child and I will be taking turns dropping off or picking up our kids. How do we set this up in KidCheck?
A: First you both will create your separate KidCheck accounts and add only your own child onto your accounts. Then you will add them as a guardian on your account, and they will add you as a guardian onto their account.

Q: I’ve added my child and they are listed in the “Kids” tab but it says “You have not been authorized for any children”. Why is that?
A: Under the “Kids” tab there are two sections. The first section is “My Kids”. Under this section any child you add to your account will show and since they are your kids you automatically have authorization for them. The second section is “Kids I’m Authorized For”. This section will show the kids of other parents that have added you as an authorized guardian for their kids. If you are planning on picking up or dropping off kids other than your own and do not see their names listed under the “Kids I’m Authorized For” section, you need to contact their parent and ask them to add you as an authorized guardian for their child.