Camp Menlo Swim

Menlo Swim and Sport offers Camp Menlo Swim for kids ages 7-12!


Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 30-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 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, 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 but able to have loads of fun the entire week!

Sample Daily Activities


*This is JUST an example

8:00am – 8:30am AM Care
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 Crafts for AM+PM Campers
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
5:00pm – 6:00pm PM Care

Crafts
Everyday there will be small “crafts” such as coloring/drawing or bracelet/lanyards. Once per week there will be a larger craft project such as popsicle stick bridge/tower building.

Field
Our typical field activities will use soccer balls, wiffle ball/bat, frisbee, etc. Also, every Friday will be water balloons.

Water time
Each group will be in open swim for 45 minutes. Water toys such as dive rings will be provided. During that 45 minute block students, in turn, will move into the lesson lanes for their 15 minute lesson. So technically, they will only get 30 min of open swim on these days.

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.

Is This Camp for You?
For ages 7 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.
Limited to 72 (36 AM & 36 PM) campers per week
Ideal before any family vacation that includes water activities!

What is considered “water-safe”?
A child is considered “water-safe” when they can jump feet first into the pool, turn over onto their back and float for 10 seconds, then turn back over and swim to the edge of the pool all on their own without assistance.

Schedule


Camp Menlo 2022 Schedule
June 13 – June 17
June 20 – June 24
June 27 – July 1
July 4 – July 8
July 11 – July 15
July 18 – July 22
July 25 – July 29
August 1 – August 5
August 8 – August 12
August 15 – August 19

Ages: 7–12

Half Day Camps

Our Half 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.

Morning Camp (Mon – Fri) 8:30am – 12:30pm $700 (1-week Camp)
Afternoon Camp (Mon – Fri) 1:00pm – 5:00pm $700 (1-week Camp)

*Camps are limited to 36 participants per Camp.

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

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation Scholarships


Menlo Swim & Sport is proud to partner with the Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF). BBAF offers scholarships to those financially in need who want to develop a life-long love for swimming in the Bay area. You can visit their website by clicking the link above to see all of their partners in the Bay area.

Menlo Swim & Sport offers BBAF scholarships for the following programs:

Swim School (Burgess)
Swim School (Belle Haven)
Lifeguard Certification (Burgess)
Camp Menlo Aquatics Camp (Burgess)
Bridge Youth Program (Burgess)

For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

BBAF Submission Form

Coaches & Instructors


The camp is directed by a year-round professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The head coaches are experienced aquatics instructors/coaches with a skill emphasis on childhood development. The head coaches are 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 coaches, or counselors.

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
  • 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.

Registration Coming Spring 2022