Summer Swim Camp

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CRA Summer Swim Camp 2021

New for Summer 2021

Now offering CRA Camp in the Teaching Pool and in the Competition Pool

All CRA Summer Swim Camps are built around two full hours of instruction with expert CRA Instructors.  Campers also daily enjoy free swim, games and thematic activities. 

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




June 28–July 2
July 5–9
July 12–16
July 19–23
July 26–30
August 2–6
August 9–13
August 16–20
August 23–27
August 30–Sept 3


9 AM–1 PM






General Information:

  • Designed for children ages 4–11 only
  • Maximum of 5 swimmers per instructor
  • .For competitive swimmers age 9+, we recommend Technique Swim Academy.

Teaching Pool Camp:

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.


  • Swimmers age 4+ of all skill levels

*Teaching Pool Camp is FULL.  Email the Registrar, to join the waiting list.*

Competition Pool Camp:

Competition Pool Camp takes instruction to the next level. Designed by our USA Swimming Team Coaches, curriculum focuses on continued development of technique with additional endurance work.  Instructional time is run like a swim-team workout. 

Swimmers are grouped by skill level and challenged accordingly. 

The Competition Pool is 25 yards and 80 degrees.  


  • Swimmers ages 6-8 with swim team experience, CRA Instructional Level 3+, and/or Technique & Training Tune Up participants
  • Swimmers ages 9-11 enrolled in CRA Instructional Level 3+, and/or Technique & Training Tune Up participants, or swimmers new to CRA proficient in all four competitive strokes
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.

Check out this video of our CRA Dragon arriving at CRA Summer Swim Camp:

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 for Safety and Health

CRA has strict operational procedures designed to keep all patrons safe. 

A few important rules:

--Campers must arrive dressed in bathing suits, ready to swim.  Changing rooms are closed, with the exception of access to toilets and sinks.  Campers will towel off and put clothing on over bathing suits to depart at the end of the day.

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

--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.  

Click here see the CRA Dragon being safely dropped off at camp

--All persons must wear a face covering to enter the natatorium.  This will be worn at all times with the exception of when swimming.

--After dropping off campers, parents/guardians may not linger at the natatorium.  Spectator seating is closed.  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 adhere to current Wellesley Board of Health guidelines for gathering with groups outside under tents for snack, lunch, crafts and games.  In the case of inclement weather, campers will gather indoors in spectator seating.  

Thank you for supporting CRA and working together for health and safety!

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