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

Safety Protocols For COVID-19
Childcare facilities, summer camps and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children are open to all children and are allowed to operate. This summer Palo Alto Swim & Sport will be following the current county and state Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

AM/PM Care
Palo Alto Swim & Sport offers AM Care (8:00am – 8:30am) and PM Care (5:00pm – 6:00pm) from Monday-Friday as an available option for parents with busy schedules. AM/PM care will feature several engaging activities and land games to keep your child energized and learning. Single days of this service can be booked through our customer service team. Email them now!

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. You can view it here.

Schedule


Camp Rinconada has ended for the 2022 season. We will have Camp info for 2023 in February of 2023! Check back soon!

Half Day Camp

Our Half Day Camp will be offered in the morning only. Monday – Friday.

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm $400 (1 week Camp)

AM/PM Care
Palo Alto Swim & Sport offers AM Care (8:00am – 8:30am) and PM Care (5:00pm – 6:00pm) from Monday-Friday as an available option for parents with busy schedules. AM/PM care will feature several engaging activities and land games to keep your child energized and learning. Single days of this service can be booked ($10 a day AM & $25 a day for PM) through our customer service team. Email them now!

AM Care (Mon – Fri) 8:00am – 8:30am $40 (1 week)
PM Care (Mon – Fri) 5:00pm – 6:00pm $75 (1 week)

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. You can view it here.

Camp Rinconada Cancellation Policy
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee (excluding AM and PM care). No penalty for moves within Camp Rinconada.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation (including AM and PM care). No penalty for moves within Camp Rinconada.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.

Coaches & Instructors


Instruction and activities for our Junior Lifeguard camp are led by one of our senior Palo Alto Swim and Sport lifeguards.

Camp Rinconada is directed by a year-round professional staff who focus on quality, safety, enjoyment, efficiency, and value. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern and campers are under constant supervision

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Protocols For COVID-19
Childcare facilities, summer camps and other educational or recreational institutions or programs providing care or supervision for children are open to all children and are allowed to operate. This summer Palo Alto Swim & Sport will be following the current county and state Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.

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 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.

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: We are currently running morning and afternoon half day camps. However, you are welcome to sign your child up for both the morning and afternoon session during the same week. We will provide supervision for the 30-minute break between sessions. You’ll just want to make sure to send your camper with a nutritious lunch.

Q: I’m not able to register for camps using my account from last year. Can you help?
A: Yes! We have a new registration system this year so you will need to create a new account in our PerfectMind system by going to https://teamsheeper.perfectmind.com and clicking on Signup next to Create an Account.

You can also watch our how-to video here: https://paloaltoswim.com/perfect-mind-an-introduction/#tutorials

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.

Policies

Camp Rinconada Cancellation Policy
More than 4 weeks from camp start date: $50 non-refundable cancellation fee (excluding AM and PM care). No penalty for moves within Camp Rinconada.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation (including AM and PM care). No penalty for moves within Camp Rinconada.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.

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.