Camp Rinconada Swim

Camp Rinconada Swim

Campers will learn to swim or work on stroke development during their 30 minute daily swim lesson. 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. Every Friday we will have “Fun Fridays” that feature music and an extra special group event.

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!

Water time
Each Camper will take part in a 30 minute instructional session every day led by one of our qualified Swim Instructors. We want to ensure no time is wasted and your child starts Camp day one at the appropriate level of instruction. Entry level swimmers will work closely with instructors to develop their water safety and self-rescue skills. Intermediate swimmers will learn new strokes. Advanced swimmers will spend time working on the finer details of each stroke. Keep an eye out for the questions during registrations asking about your child’s swim level.

At the end of the weeklong camp, each Camper will receive a Swim Instruction Certificate. Your child’s certificate will show the skill level they reached upon completion of camp making it easy for you to transition your child’s swim development into our year-round Swim School.

Field
Our typical field activities will use soccer balls, wiffle ball/bat, frisbees, etc. Also, every Friday we will have water balloons.

Crafts
Everyday there will be small “crafts” such as coloring/drawing or bracelets/lanyards.

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 Swim. You can view it here.

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.

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 Swim 2022 Camp Schedule
June 6 – June 10
June 13 – June 17
June 20 – June 24
June 27 – July 1
July 4 – July 8
July 11 – July 15
July 18 – July 22
July 25 – July 29
August 1 – August 5
August 8 – August 12

Ages: 7–12

Schedule

Half Day Camp

Our Half Day Camp will be offered in the morning and afternoon. Mondays – Fridays.

Morning Camp (Mon – Fri) 8:30am – 12:30pm $400 (1 week Camp)
Afternoon Camp (Mon – Fri) 1:00pm – 5:00pm $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 Swim. You can view it here.

Camp Rinconada Swim 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 Swim.
2-4 weeks before camp start date: 50% refund for any cancellation (including AM and PM care). No penalty for moves within Camp Rinconada Swim.
Within 2 weeks of camp start date: No refunds, moves, or changes.

Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation Scholarships


Palo Alto Swim & Sport is proud to partner with the Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation (BBAF). BBAF offers scholarships to those financially in need who want to develop a life-long love for swimming in the Bay area. You can visit their website by clicking the link above to see all of their partners in the Bay area.

Palo Alto Swim & Sport offers BBAF scholarships for the following programs:

Swim School
Camp Rinconada Aquatics Camp
Lifeguard Certification

For more information and to see if you qualify please fill out this form.

BBAF Submission 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.


Scott Carter / Head of Camps

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 are summer Aquatics Camps?
A: The summer aquatics camp is a week-long camp that combines both land and pool activities, including swim instruction.

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: What does a day at Camp look like?
A: *This is an EXAMPLE of the daily schedule

8:00am – 8:30am AM Care
8:30am – 9:00am AM Check In and Announcements
9:00am – 9:15am Sunscreen all Groups. Group A: Changes for Swim Lessons
9:15am – 9:45am Group A: Swim Lessons. Group B: Field Games
9:45am – 10:00am Group A: Reapply sunscreen. Group B: Changes for Swim Lessons
10:00am – 10:30am Group A: Field Games. Group B: Swim Lessons
10:30am – 11:00am Group A & B: Snack Time. Group B: Reapply sunscreen
11:00am – 11:45am Group A & B: Free Swim
11:45am – 12:15pm Group A & B: Change to dry clothes
12:15pm – 12:30pm AM Camp clean up
12:30pm – 1:00pm Crafts for AM+PM Campers
1:00pm – 1:30pm PM Check in and Announcements
1:30pm – 1:45pm Sunscreen all Groups. Group A: Changes for Swim Lessons
1:45pm – 2:15pm Group A: Swim Lessons. Group B: Field Games
2:15pm – 2:30pm Group A: Reapply sunscreen. Group B: Changes for Swim Lessons
2:30pm – 3:00pm Group A: Field Games. Group B: Swim Lessons
3:00pm – 3:30pm Group A & B: Snack Time. Group B: Reapply sunscreen
3:30pm – 4:15pm Group A & B: Free Swim
4:15pm – 4:45pm Group A & B: Change to dry clothes
4:45pm – 5:00pm PM Camp clean up
5:00pm – 6:00pm PM Care

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. The well-being of each camper is our primary concern. Campers are under constant supervision by the camp director, head coach, or counselors.