Camp Rinconada

Camp Rinconada

Camp Rinconada is the perfect summer option for kids looking to stay busy and swim a little. 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. Kids Camp is for kids ages 7-12.

Daily Camp Schedule


9:00am – 9:30am / 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Welcome Campers!

9:30am -10:15am / 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Group 1 (in water for lessons and open swim)
Group 2 (crafts)
Group 3 (field)

10:15am -11:00am / 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Group 1 (field)
Group 2 (in water for lessons and open swim)
Group 3 (crafts)

11:00am -11:45am / 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Group 1 (crafts)
Group 2 (field)
Group 3 (in water for lessons and open swim)

11:45am – 12:30pm / 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Clean up

Crafts
Everyday there will be small “crafts” such as coloring/drawing or bracelet/lanyards. Once per week there will be a larger craft project such as popsicle stick bridge/tower building.

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

Water time
Each group will be in open swim for 45 minutes. Water toys such as dive rings will be provided. During that 45 minute block students, in turn, will move into the lesson lanes for their 15 minute lesson. So technically, they will only get 30 min of open swim on these days.

Additional Info
If you would like to prepare for your kids camps this summer you can view our “Welcome Letter.” This letter will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a designated Group assignment for your child and a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Rinconada.

Safety Protocols For COVID-19
Camps will be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer children (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day and for at least two consecutive weeks). No child will be added to the group if a child does not come to camp. These groups will remain the same for 2 weeks including staff.

Children shall not change from one group to another or attend more than one childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational instruction or program simultaneously.

If more than one group of children is at one facility, each group shall be in separate rooms or spaces that cannot be accessed by children or adults outside the stable group. Groups shall not mix with each other.

Providers, educators, and other staff cannot serve more than one group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational institution or program.

Children and staff will be required to wear masks at all times except when in the pool or eating

Children and staff will maintain 6 feet of distance

Locker rooms will be closed. One bathroom will be available for use that will be disinfected between each use

Children and staff will be required to stay home if they show any symptoms of illness

Is This Camp for You?
For ages 7 to 12 years (on the first day of camp). Camps are limited to 12 participants per 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 2021 Camp Schedule

June 7 – June 18
June 21 – July 2
July 5 – July 16
July 19 – July 30
August 2 – August 13

Ages: 7–12

Schedule

Half Day Camp

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

Morning Camp 9:00am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Camp 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Price: $700 (for 2 weeks)

*Camps are limited to 12 participants per Camp.

Request A Friend
You can request 1 friend to be in camp with your camper and we will do our best to put them in the same camp! All requests need to be made 2 weeks in advance. The other friend MUST request you as well. Please email the Service Center at info@paloaltoswim.com with these requests.

Kid Check: Check-In/Check-Out Policy
We are excited to announce the implementation of KidCheck. 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
If you would like to prepare for your kids camps this summer you can view our “Welcome Letter.” This letter will be emailed the Friday before Camp starts with a designated Group assignment for your child and a breakdown of the daily schedule you can expect from us at Camp Rinconada.

Refund Policy: Families will receive 100% refund if requested two weeks before camp starts. Any requests within two weeks of camps starting will not be refunded.

For a full list of our Safety Protocols please visit this document from the city of Palo Alto.

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

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

Bio coming soon!

Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are summer Aquatics Camps?
A: The summer aquatics camp is a two 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.

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
Families will receive 100% refund if requested two weeks before camp starts. Any requests within two weeks of camps starting will not be refunded.

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.

Safety Protocols For COVID-19
Camps will be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer children (“stable” means that the same 12 or fewer children are in the same group each day and for at least two consecutive weeks). No child will be added to the group if a child does not come to camp. These groups will remain the same for 2 weeks including staff.

Children shall not change from one group to another or attend more than one childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational instruction or program simultaneously.

If more than one group of children is at one facility, each group shall be in a separate rooms or spaces that cannot be accessed by children or adults outside the stable group. Groups shall not mix with each other.

Providers, educators, and other staff cannot serve more than one group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the childcare establishment, summer camp, other educational or recreational institution or program.

Children and staff will be required to wear masks at all times except when in the pool or eating

Children and staff will maintain 6 feet of distance

Locker rooms will be closed. One bathroom will be available for use that will be disinfected between each use

Children and staff will be required to stay home if they show any symptoms of illness

For a full list of our Safety Protocols please visit this document from the city of Palo Alto.