Summer Swim Camp

Photo Aug 07, 15 56 06 (1)


CRA offers summer camp in the Teaching Pool and in the Competition Pool.

All CRA Summer Swim Camps are built around two full hours of instruction each day with expert CRA Instructors. 

Campers also daily enjoy free swim, games and activities.

Campers are guaranteed improved technique, confidence and safety in the water!



June 20 - 24
June 27 - July 1
July 5 - 8 (NO Monday July 4)*
July 11 - 15
July 18 - 22
July 25 - 29
August 1 - 5
August 8 - 12
August 15 - 19
August 22 - 26


9:00am - 1:00pm






*July 5-8 $480

General Information:

  • Designed for children ages 4–14 only
  • Small Group Sizes

Teaching Pool Camp:


To join waiting lists, email *please specify desired weeks*

AGES 4 - 10 - LEVELS 1 & 2 ONLY

Teaching Pool Camp adheres to the CRA Instructional Swim Curriculum, focused on the development of proper technique.  

With this approach to instruction, the goal is technical accuracy of a swimmer's movements.  Skills are systematically layered as each isolated movement is committed to muscle memory.  

In Teaching Pool Camp, students do not swim great distances during lessons to increase endurance.  The focus on technique creates efficient, safe and fast swimmers.  

Teaching Pool Campers swim in the small Teaching Pool, measuring 23½ x 44 feet, with a depth of 4 feet and water temperature of 86-88 degrees.


  • Level 1 and 2 swimmers age 4-10 

Competition Pool Camp:


*Spaces available for swimmers of ALL LEVELS, ages 7-14.*

Swimmers must be comfortable in deeper water. 

Flotation devices will be used as needed.

Competition Pool Camp is appropriate for every level swimmer comfortable in the large competition pool. Lower level swimmers will benefit from CRA Instructional Swim Curriculum, focused on the development of proper technique. Higher level swimmers will continue development of technique with additional endurance work where instructional time is run like a swim-team workout. 

Swimmers are evaluated at the first meeting, grouped by skill level and challenged accordingly. 

The Competition Pool is 25 yards and 80 degrees with depth ranging from 4.5-13ft


  • Ages 7 - 14
  • Swimmers must be comfortable in the larger, deeper, cooler competition pool
Required Medical Records

Required Medical Records:

Current Physical and Immunization Record

*To attend CRA Camp each participant MUST submit a copy of a physical performed within 18 months of the start of the camp session, along with an up-to-date immunization record

If this material is not received in advance of the camp session, the child may not attend.  

Submit physical and immunization record to:

(617) 207-4340  

Medical/Health Challenges:

While CRA cannot require the sharing of medical/health challenges (physical, cognitive, sensory, etc.) a camper faces, it is helpful to be aware of anything that may impact a child's experience of camp.  CRA encourages parents/guardians to share this information.  Address these issues in the comment section of the online application and feel free to reach out (617-939-8078) to discuss.  Any information shared will be kept confidential and only used to adjust the camp experience as needed to make it safe, positive, and successful for the child.   


Drop Off/ Pick Up Procedures


Boston Sports Institute (BSI)

900 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA

Drop-Off Procedure:

Arrival Time: 8:45–9:00 AM

Campers must arrived dressed in bathing suits, ready to swim.  Parents/guardians will check campers in at the entrance to the wet corridor and depart.  Parents/guardians are not permitted on pool deck.

Pick-Up Procedure:

Departure Time: 12:45–1:00 PM

Pick up campers outside of Door #4 on the Route 9 side of the BSI.  Park and wait in or near the vehicle. CRA Camp Staff will walk campers out through Door #4 to meet parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians do not enter the BSI for pick-up

If a camper will be picked up by anyone other than a parent/guardian, a Transportation Form must be on file authorizing the alternate adult.

Late Fees:  It is essential that all campers are picked up on time at the conclusion of camp each day.  Late arrival for pickup, incurs a late fee as follows:

  • 15 minutes, $25
  • 30 minutes, $50
  • 45 minutes, $75
  • 60 minutes, $100

In the unlikely event a parent or guardian cannot be reached at numbers provided on registration materials, the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director will take the child to the police station where DCF may be contacted.

What to Bring to Camp

What To Bring to Camp:

Campers must arrive dressed in a bathing suit, ready to swim.  Tie up long hair or wear a swim cap.  Wear closed-toe shoes.  No flip-flops permitted.

Pack a Camp Bag every day that includes:

  • goggles
  • towel
  • plastic water bottle
  • healthy snack
  • lunch (*with an ice pack, a refrigerator is not available)
  • Epi Pens and/or Inhalers (*if indicated on registration materials as necessary, these MUST accompany camper daily per the Wellesley Board of Health)

Please LABEL all belongings with the camper's name!

Leave valuables home.

Before the first day of camp, confirm that CRA has received complete medical records, a Transportation Form, if needed, and any pertinent medical/health information that will assist Camp Staff.

Disciplinary Procedure/Expulsion

If a camper is exhibiting disruptive, disrespectful or unkind behavior, he/she will be removed from the group to discuss the incident with a staff member.  The parent/guardian will be informed.  If the behavior continues, the Camp Director may send the camper home for the duration of the day.  Any violent or threatening behavior directed at any camper or CRA Staff will result in immediate expulsion from camp.  Tuition will not be refunded for the week in which the incident occurred.  If the camper is registered for subsequent weeks, tuition for those will be refunded.



Camper Absence

If a camper will not be attending or will be arriving late, call 617-939-8078 and leave a message.  If the absence is due to illness, please make mention of the symptoms.  If a camper has not arrived by 9:20am, and CRA has not received notification of absence, the Health Care Supervisor will reach out to the parent/guardian.  

Operational Procedures

A few important rules:

--Campers must arrive dressed in bathing suits, ready to swim. 

--Arrive no more than 10 minutes before the stated camp arrival time.  Park and walk campers in to the natatorium doors.

--Enter via the main entrance to the Boston Sports Institute (BSI), proceed straight ahead past the reception desk, turn left and walk down the hall to the glass double doors to the wet corridor.  

--Per CRA policy, spectators are not permitted at any instructional or camp/clinic programming.  After dropping off campers, parents/guardians may not linger at the natatorium.  No viewing is permitted.  

--All instruction will be from deck.  Instructors will not be in the water with campers.  As safety is always the priority, if a camper is struggling, Instructors and lifeguards will respond immediately to the distress.  

--Platforms are installed in the Teaching Pool and lessons taught in the outside lanes for the youngest campers.  

--When not swimming, campers gather outside under tents for snack, lunch, crafts and games.  In the case of inclement weather, campers will gather indoors in spectator seating.  


Cancellation/Change Policy – CRA Summer Camp

Cancellation/Change Policy, CRA Camp:

  • Cancellation by April 1, CRA account credit, less $50 administrative fee
  • Cancellation April 1–May 1, CRA account credit, less $100 administrative fee for the first week, $50 for each additional week
  • Cancellation after May 1, no refunds offered unless there exists a waitlist for the week.  If a waitlisted camper can take the vacated spot, cancellation will incur a $100 administrative fee for the first week, and $50 for each additional week cancelled, with the balance as a CRA account credit. 
  • Switching registration to a different scheduled week is dependent upon availability and incurs a $25 change fee

CRA Summer Swim Camp complies with all regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105CMR430-00) and is licensed by the Wellesley Health Department