Rinconada Pool Closed Until Further Notice
The closures are in an effort to ensure the safety of the community, staff and stemming the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Holiday Camp

About Holiday Camp

Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 45-minute, level-appropriate lesson from a Palo Alto 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/swim practice, 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!

Is This Camp for You?

For ages 4.5 to 13 years (on the first day of camp)
Camp is great for kids who are comfortable in the water and swimming with others
Campers learn in group settings with kids of all ages and can lead/teach other campers by example
Limited to 24 campers per week
Ideal before any family vacation that includes water activities!

Schedule & Pricing for Holiday Camp

$379 for week
Limited to 24

*Youth Scholarships available from Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation. For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

Holiday Camp Schedule for 2020

April 6-10

Daily Activities

8:45 Camper check-in
9:15 Group A:  Swim lesson;  Group B:  Free play
10:00 Group B:  Swim lesson;  Group A:  Free play
10:45 Transition out of pool and snack provided by Camp Rinconada
11:15 Field or gym games that encourage plenty of fun, strength and coordination
12:00 Lunch from home enjoyed family-style, informal games and puzzles
12:45 Creative projects & land sports and games (kids choice)
1:50 Get ready for pick up!

Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Holiday Camp?
A: Our Holiday Camp is a weekly camp during the spring break of Palo Alto’s school district. It’s only offered during holiday breaks in the Palo Alto community. The camp consists of both land and pool activities, including a 45 minute swim lesson.

Q: What if my child requires a different level of swim instruction than other campers?
A: Campers will be assessed on the first day and taught in groups based on their swim ability and level.


Camp Rinconada 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.