Menlo Swim and Sport offers Camp Menlo Swim for kids age 7-12!
Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 45-minute, level-appropriate lesson from a Menlo Swim School instructor (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, 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!
Sample Daily Activities
8:45 Camper check-in
9:00 Camp games, settle in for Director address
9:30 Group A: Swim lesson, Group B: Land games for swim strength and conditioning followed by a healthy snack
10:15 Group A: Healthy snack followed by land games for swim strength and conditioning
10:15 Group B: Swim lesson plus, for more advanced swimmers, a swim work-out
11:00 Transition out of pool (sunscreen!)
11:15 Lunch from home enjoyed family-style on the benches or picnic-style on the grass
11:45 Camper choice: land games, crafts, relax with friends
12:45 Transition to free swim
1:00 Free swim
1:50 Get ready for pick-up or transfer to extended care
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.
4:1 child-to-adult ratio during swim lessons
8:1 child-to-adult with counselors on land
Limited to 40 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. 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.
Camp Menlo 2020 Schedule
June 29 – July 3
Age 7–12 Camp: 8:45am – 2:00pm
Design Your Camp
Menlo Swim & Sport is excited to offer some new features to Burgess Pool this summer with our very own “Design Your Camp” layout! We will be offering camps in three different time slots throughout the day for your Campers week.
Pre Camp (8:00-8:45am) – Drop the kids off early and get them meeting new kids right away!
Morning Camp (9:00am – 2:00pm) – The main camp lesson for the week with lessons/instruction and pool time.
Afternoon Camp (2:00 – 5:00pm) – Choose your activity! Your child can either swim, play tennis or play games/crafts throughout the afternoon. Your choice!
You can select just our Morning Camp or all 3 options! Design your week however you like!
Camp Menlo Pre Camp
We are pleased to offer early Pre Camp from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m., so you can drop off your kids and be on your way! You can be sure that check-in will be fast and your child will receive great care for a happy start to the day!
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – $45/week
Camp Menlo Swim
Camp Menlo Swim Camp is our main Monday – Friday camp for kids. Daily hands-on lessons throughout the week. See our description for more details.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – $379/week
Afternoon General Camp Menlo
Afternoon Camp is just the ticket for your child to rest and re-energize, play social games, read, advance some new skills or listen to music! Tried and true, our Menlo Swim and Sport counselors provide a safe and lively afternoon of new and varied activities, full of opportunities for the campers to mix and mingle or have some quiet time; build and create; or have fun with more sports! The kids won’t miss a beat, as they seamlessly transition to the afternoon segment of their day of excitement.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – $186 per week
Afternoon Tennis Camp
Your child will continue their day playing tennis at the Burgess Courts adjacent to the pool. There will be plenty of activities including games and matches for them to learn and compete with other campers there in the Afternoon Tennis Camp.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – $261 per week
Afternoon Swim Camp
Keep your child in the pool for even longer! Afternoon Swim Camp will have your child in the pool for more instruction and plenty of down time to enjoy playing with other kids. Let them swim all day with our Afternoon Swim Camp.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – $261 per 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.
*Menlo Swim & Sport is a proud affiliate of the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). Talk to one of our Service Center representatives today to learn more!
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.
Head of Camps: Jojo Duffey
My name is Jojo Duffey, and I have been working for Menlo Swim & Sport for almost 14 years. Over this time, I have had the pleasure to work for the Menlo Swim School, and Menlo Service Center. Last Summer, I was the head of the Palo Alto Swim & Sport’s Camp. I also currently manage the Menlo Swim & Sport Pro Shop, and have been for the last 5 years. I am thrilled to be heading camps at Burgess this summer! I welcome all camp enthusiasts and cannot wait to create some memorable experiences! I am a Menlo Park native (MAHS Alum) and mother of two. Kieran, my swim baby, who loves to surf and plays water polo for St. Francis High School, and Bodhi who is in the third grade and is a basketball fanatic. I look forward to being a part of such a fun and high energy summer extravaganza!
Head of Camps: Alondra Caballero
My name is Alondra Caballero. This will be my third year working for Menlo Swim and Sport and my second year working for Camp Menlo. When I started, I immediately fell in love with our amazing pools, the community, and of course, the kids! Throughout the year, I have the privilege to continue to work and build relationships with some of these campers through our Menlo Swim School. The kids are what truly makes this job fun and rewarding. I am extremely thankful for all the experiences and excited to be able to continue to be a part of this camp. Happy 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.