Burgess Pool Maintenance Shutdown: Wednesday, April 17th & Women's Locker Room Closure

Burgess Pool Maintenance Shutdown & Women’s Locker Room Partial Closure: Wednesday, April 17th
Burgess Pool will be undergoing multiple maintenance projects on Wednesday, April 17th. For full details, please visit the Pool Schedule page.

Burgess Summer Swim Camp 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 get a workout-style swim session in a 25-yard format to practice their strokes. Beginner swimmers will feature daily hands-on lessons in small focused groups that will 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 from having loads of fun the entire week!

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.
Ideal before any family vacation that includes water activities!

Daily Swim Lesson
Every day, campers will receive a 30 minute group swim lesson led by our Swim School’s Swim Instructors.

To ensure your child starts Camp at the appropriate level of instruction, parents will be asked a series of questions during the registration process pertaining to your child’s current swim abilities. The answers provided for each camper will be reviewed by Swim School Leads to group swimmers into their appropriate level for each week of Camp.

During the first swim lesson, instructors will go through each skill within that level’s curriculum and assess whether swimmers are in the appropriate level class. The Instructor and Swim School Lead will confirm which level best suits swimmers based on current abilities, comfort, and safety. If staff decide that the level is too easy or too difficult for the swimmer, they will be moved to the appropriate class based on their evaluation.

If your child is joining us with swim experience from a program that is not associated with Menlo/Palo Alto Swim and Sport, please keep in mind that other school’s levels and curriculum may differ. To help set your child up for success, please take a look at our Levels & Classes page prior to registration!

At the end of the week-long camp, each camper will take home a Swim Certificate that will include the skills your child practiced, what skills were passed, and whether they can move on to the next level for future lessons. If children are signed up for multiple weeks of Camp, our Swim School Leads will track students who are promoted to the next level so that campers are placed into the correct class each week they attend.

Open Swim
After their daily swim lesson and field games, campers will enjoy 1 hour of Open Swim in the Instructional Pool!

Open Swim is for campers to enjoy swimming outside of the instructional environment. Campers will splash and swim with their new friends and play fun water games led by our amazing counselors! Open Swim is a great way to build water confidence and improve swim skills while having a blast.

Field Activities
Every day our campers will participate in some of their favorite camp games, sports, relays and obstacle courses. On Wednesdays, they will also have a chance to show off their creativity with Tie Dye. Campers will pick out their favorite colors and show them off at the end of the week. Field activities provide the perfect time to stay active and have dryland fun!

Extended Camp Menlo
Extended Camp Menlo is just the ticket for your child to re-energize, play social games, 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; 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. Campers will have free swim during Extended Camp, but swim lessons will NOT be provided.

Additional Info
Our “Camp Welcome Letter” will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo Swim. 2024 Welcome Letter coming soon!

Our main camp area is kept separate from the public for the safety of our campers. This area is reserved for staff, campers, and camper aides that have gone through our clearance process. Parents and guardians are not allowed in our main camp area.

Location: Burgess Pool

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

*We will NOT hold Camp on July 4th. The week of July 1-5 will be discounted.*

Location: Burgess Pool

Day Camp
Our 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.

Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Resident: $575/week
Non-Resident: $625/week

Extended Camp

Schedule: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Resident: $345/week
Non-Resident: $375/week

BBAF Scholarships
At this time, Menlo Swim & Sport is not offering BBAF scholarships for the Camps program. Scholarships will be offered for Group Swim Lessons in Levels 1-4 for the 2024 year. You can find more information and apply for scholarships here.

Kid Check: Check-In/Check-Out Policy
We are excited to use KidCheck again this summer! 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
Our “Camp Welcome Letter” will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Menlo Swim. 2024 Welcome Letter coming soon!

Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy

Day Camp
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credits or make-ups for missed days.

Extended Camp
More than 2 weeks from camp start date: No penalty for cancellation or moves.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credits or make-ups for missed days.

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

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions


Policies

Conduct and Safety
The camp is directed by a professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The Head of Camps is assisted by camp leads and counselors with experience in promoting safe and fun activities. Our camp swim instructors receive over 20 hours of swim instructor training. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern. Campers are under constant supervision by the camp leads, counselors, instructors and coaches.

Our main camp area is kept separate from the public for the safety of our campers. This area is reserved for staff, campers, and camper aides that have gone through our clearance process. Parents and guardians are not allowed in our main camp area.

Camp Menlo Cancellation Policy

Day Camp
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation. No penalty for moves within Camp Menlo.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credits or make-ups for missed days.

Extended Camp
More than 2 weeks from camp start date: No penalty for cancellation or moves.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.
No refunds, credits or make-ups for missed days.

FAQ
Q: What does a day at Camp look like?

A: *This is an EXAMPLE of the daily schedule

9:00am – 9:30am Check-In campers using KidCheck devices
*During this time campers can play with various board games & crafts
9:30am – 9:35am Good-Morning Announcements & Camp Rules
*Campers will be broken into their groups
9:35am – 9:45am Group A: Prepare for Swim Lessons
Other groups will participate in Field Games/Crafts
9:45am – 10:15am Group A: Swim Lessons
10:00am – 10:15am Group B: Prepare for Swim Lessons
10:15am – 10:45am Group B: Swim Lessons
10:30am – 10:45am Group C: Prepare for Swim Lessons
10:45am – 11:15am Group C: Swim Lessons
11:00am – 11:15am Group D: Prepare for Swim Lessons
11:15am – 11:45am Group D: Swim Lessons
11:45am – 12:30pm Lunch/Reapply sunscreen
12:30am – 1:30pm Free Swim Time
1:30pm – 2:00pm Campers will pack up, change, otter pops
2:00pm Check Out

Q: My child needs to be accompanied by an adult aide. Can they attend Camp?
A: Yes, absolutely! We would love to have your child join us. Please email our customer service team as soon as possible with the aide’s name to start the clearance process.

The aide will complete a LiveScan background check and we need to receive the clearance prior to the first day of camp. Aides accompanying campers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Q: Can my child check themselves in and out of Camp?
A: Campers 12 years of age and older or campers that have siblings in camp 12 years of age or older may check themselves in and out of camp with your authorization. This authorization is given in the questionnaire section of the camp registration process. A parent must be present for check-in on the first day of camp.

Q: I was added to the waitlist for Camp. What happens Now?
A: If a spot opens up in your desired camp, you will receive an automatic email from our registration system (communications@perfectmind.com) asking you to confirm or decline the spot. You have 24 hours to respond. After that time, you will be removed from the waitlist.

Q: Do you have any all-day camps?
A: Yes! We are currently running day and extended afternoon camps. You are welcome to sign your child up for both the day and extended session during the same week. You’ll just want to make sure to send your camper with a nutritious lunch.

Q: How do I cancel my Camp registration?
A: You can cancel online or with one of our customer service team members. First, please note the cancellation policy that you agreed to at the time of registration that’s listed above in our Policies.

To cancel your registration online:

  • Login to your PerfectMind account
  • Navigate to the family member enrolled in the camp
  • Go to Schedule then click “List View”
  • Find the session that you would like to cancel and scroll over actions on the right hand side
  • Click Withdraw and follow the prompts to finish the cancellation process.

Please email our customer service team if you have any questions.

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.

Stay In Touch!


We know that when you sign up for Camp it is still a long ways away. During that waiting period, we want to make sure that you are kept up-to-date on anything and everything Camps related. From the history of our program, to virtually meeting the key members running the camp, we want you to feel included and informed coming into Camp Menlo at Burgess Pool in 2024.

Camp 2024 Emails

March – Meet the Head Crew! – PDF
April – Water Time
May – Camp Leads
June – Welcome Letter Info & KidCheck Info
June – Official Welcome Letter!