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Camp Rinconada

Camp Rinconada

Camp Rinconada is the perfect summer option for kids looking to stay busy and swim a little. Whether just learning to swim or developing strokes, your child receives a daily, 45-minute, level-appropriate lesson from a trained 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. Campers participate in making tie-die shirts and cap off the week with a Relay Race on Friday followed by a group photo! Your child should come home healthy-tired, but able to have loads of fun the entire week!

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 – 8:45am Before Care Extended Camp (Optional)
8:45 – 9:10am Check-In Campers (Parent or Guardian must initial sign-in sheet
Campers can play with the blocks or color during this time
9:10 – 9:15am Good morning and announcements for the day
9:20 – 9:25am Prepare campers for swim lessons for 9:30 swim class
(Change and bathroom run)
9:20 – 11:45am Non Lesson Time (Playground, field games, library run)
9:30 – 10:15am Lesson A
10:15 – 11:00am Lesson B
11:00 – 11:45am Lesson C
11:50 – 11:55am Dry off and SUNSCREEN the campers after their lessons
12:00 – 12:45pm
Lunch (Possibly field games or trip to park if time allows)
12:45 – 1:00pm
Clean up camp and prepare campers for free swim
1:00 – 1:45pm
Free Swim
1:45 – 1:55pm
Dry off/change campers and pack their bags and OTTER POPS
1:55 – 2:00pm
Parents arrive for pickup/sign-out. Clean up camp
  Bring PM Extended Care campers to Afternoon Counselor


Is This Camp for You?

For ages 7 to 12 years (on the first day of camp)
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!

Location: Rinconada Pool
Activities for Camp Palo Alto may take place in either of two pools. One is a 25-yard, 14-lane competitive pool that is heated to 82 degrees. The second is a flower shaped kids play pool. It is used primarily for instruction and open swim. The pool that is heated to 86 degrees and ranges from zero depth to 3ft deep. More about the Facility.

View a map to 777 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto, CA, 94303.

Schedule

Camp Rinconada 2020 Camp Schedule
June 8-12
June 15-19
June 22-26
June 29 – July 3
July 6-10
July 13-17
July 20-24
July 27-31
August 3-7
August 10-14
Age 7–12 Camp: 8:45am – 2:00pm

Design Your Camp

Palo Alto 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!

Pre Camp

Camp Rinconada 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

Morning Camp

Camp Rinconada Swim
Camp Rinconada Swim 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 Camp

Afternoon General Camp Rinconada
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 Palo Alto 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 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

Additional Info:
Sibling discount: Receive a 10% sibling discount off for each additional sibling registering for Camp Rinconada. Discount based on the highest priced camp. One discount per child. Call or visit the Service Center (650) 463-4914 to register with this discount.

*Palo Alto Swim & Sport is a proud affiliate of the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). Talk to one of our Service Center representatives today to learn more!

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

Coaches / Instructors

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.

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are summer Aquatics Camps?
A: The summer aquatics camp is a new week-long camp that combines 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.

Q: What do you need to bring?
A: Children will need their swimsuits, towel, sunscreen, extra clothes 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.

Policies

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 14 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.

Registration