Rinconada Pool Closed This Weekend: Feb 24/25 - PASA Swim Meet

Rinconada Pool will be closed this weekend on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th to host a PASA Swim meet. Members are welcome to swim at Burgess Pool in Menlo Park for no additional fee. Thank you,

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 rescue skills, communication skills, strength training and fitness. Grab a friend and get ready! Limited to 12 participants each week.

Learn how to respond to emergencies in and around the water. Campers will receive instruction on how to perform lifesaving CPR, various water rescues for active and inactive victims, and how to render basic first aid. All skills are taught by experienced Palo Alto Swim and Sport Lifeguards in a safe, fun, and challenging scenario-based format as individuals and in small groups working together.

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

Daily Water Time
Throughout the week, our Junior Lifeguard campers will learn basic and essential lifeguard skills both on land and in the water. Such skills include proper water entry and a number of different water rescues.

Campers will have a chance to practice their skills with games and relays throughout the week during Open Swim! All of these activities will lead to a final opportunity at the end of the week to show off all they’ve learned. Campers also have the chance to join Open Swim each day, where they can cool down and socialize with their friends!

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 Rinconada Junior Lifeguard. 2024 Welcome Letter coming soon!

Schedule


June 3-7
June 10-14

Day Camp
Schedule: 9:00am – 2:00pm (Monday – Friday)
Price: $575/week

BBAF Scholarships
At this time, Palo Alto 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 Rinconada Junior Lifeguard. 2024 Welcome Letter coming soon!

Camp Rinconada Cancellation Policy

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

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 Rinconada Cancellation Policy

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

FAQs

Q: What is Junior Lifeguard Challenge Camp?
A: Junior Lifeguard Challenge camp is a week long camp that focuses on safety, communication and incredible life-saving techniques one can use in the water and on land.

Q: What do you need to bring?
A: Children will need their swimsuits, towel, sunscreen, snacks and beverage, tennis shoes for lawn games, flipflops/sandals for walking the pool deck, backpack, hat, sweatshirt and a lunch. We provide small snacks.

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
*During this time campers can play with various board games & crafts
9:30am – 9:35am Good-Morning Announcements and Camp Rules
*Campers will be broken into their groups
9:35am – 11:45am Water & Land Time (split evenly)
11:45am – 12:30pm Lunch/Reapply sunscreen
12:30pm – 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 Rinconada at Rinconada Pool in 2024.

Camp 2024 Emails

February – A History of Camp Rinconada
March – Meet the Head Crew!
April – Water Time
May – Camp Leads
June – Welcome Letter Info & KidCheck Info
June – Official Welcome Letter!