Summer Swim Camp

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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!






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 arrive dressed in bathing suits, ready to swim. 

  • Please park in a legal spot and walk your swimmer(s) into the BSI building main entrance. 
  • Proceed down the main hall to the end and take a left. 
  • Follow this hallway to the glass doors on the left leading to the pools. 


Parents/guardians are not permitted on the pool deck and we do not allow spectators.

Pick-Up Procedure:

Departure Time: 12:45–1:00 PM

  • Please park in a legal spot and walk into the BSI building main entrance. 
  • Proceed down the main hall to the end and take a left. 
  • Follow this hallway to the glass doors on the left leading to the pools. 
  • Swimmers will be in their swimsuits - feel free to take them into the changing room before heading out.

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 easy-to-get-on/off closed-toe shoes that do not require socks (crocs, etc) - but NO flip-flops please.

Please send campers daily with:

  • goggles
  • towel
  • plastic water bottle (NO GLASS ALLOWED)
  • healthy snack
  • lunch (*with an ice pack, a refrigerator is not available)
  • sunblock
  • 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.

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.  

Operational Procedures

A few important rules:

  • Campers must arrive dressed in bathing suits, ready to swim. 
  • 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.  
  • Instructors will be both in-water and on-deck based on instructional level and needs of campers. 
  • 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

Purchasing Camp Insurance ($35/week) allows for a refund or credit without penalty if you cancel for any reason up to 72 hours before camp starts.

If you do not purchase Camp Insurance, here is the CRA Camp Cancellation/Change Policy:

  • 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 credits 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
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 minus a $35 administrative fee.


Teaching Pool Camp:

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 86-90 degrees.


  • Level 1 and 2 swimmers age 4-10 

Competition Pool Camp:


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

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