2013 Summer Swim Camp
River Aquatics will offer nine weekly Swim Camp Sessions for children ages 4 - 10 in the Summer of 2013. (Children under 4 are not eligible and we strongly encourage that 4 year olds only attend Half-Day camps).
Camp at Boston University
The first three weeks of swim camp (June 17-July 5) will be held at Boston University, 285 Babcock Street, Boston, MA. (Directions and Drop off/Pick up Procedures for BU)
Camp at Northeastern University
The next six weeks of swim camp (July 8 -August 16) will be held at Northeastern University, due to the closure of BU's Agganis Pool for repairs and BU's subsequent use of the Case Center Pool for its own activities.
Under the supervision of Roy Coates, who is in his 20th season as Head Coach of Northeastern’s Swimming & Diving Program, along with CRA Aquatics Director Tom Wallace and the entire CRA staff, the swim camp at Northeastern will provide expert instruction by a highly trained team of dedicated professionals.
Northeastern University pool is located at Cabot Center, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. (Directions and Drop off/Pick up Procedures for Northeastern)
As in previous years, the camp will be split into Mariners and Navigators. The younger campers will be our Mariners. The older campers will be our Navigators. CRA reserves the right to divide the groups in such a way that all children will have an enjoyable experience at summer camp. It is strongly recommended that four year olds attend half day camp only. In the 'comment section' of the camp application, please be sure to let us know if your child has a friend at camp. We will do our best to place the children together. You can also call: 617-777-3556 and relay this information.
The Mariners and Navigators will participate in separate swim lessons each morning. At BU, the groups will be joined for free swim at 11:15 and lunch at noon. At NEU, the Navigators and Mariners will enjoy free swim together on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday the two groups will be separated for free swim. Both groups will come together for lunch.
All full day campers will be together for the final swim lesson as well as the afternoon activity.
The Camp Schedule for the Summer of 2013 is at the bottom of this page. Camps
are available in Half-Day (9 AM- 1 PM) and Full-Day (9 AM- 3 PM) formats. Each week has a specific theme to guide the week's activities.
Prices will be: $480 for a full day and $380 for a half day. The Registration limit for each week will be 70 swimmers.
*CRA reserves the right to divide the groups in such a way that all children will have an enjoyable experience at summer camp. Click here for the details.
To see some pictures of past camps, >>click here.
camp teaches correct swimming techniques, water safety, sportsmanship
and fair play, and a respect for others, through small group
swim lessons, games, and arts and crafts.
camp complies with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health (105CMR430-00) and is licensed by the Boston
Department of Public Health.
on-line registration is fast and easy, your child’s space
is NOT guaranteed until we receive a copy of his/
her physical performed within the past two years. The
copy of the physical must include the following: proof of
the child’s physical within the past two years that is clearly
dated and signed by the physician and specifically grants
approval for the child to participate in sports camps; a
legible copy of immunization history.
CRA strongly suggests that parents let us know about any medical issues (cognitive, sensory, etc.) their child may have. These issues should be checked in the online application. Any parent wishing to discuss medical concerns, please feel free to contact Marilyn at: 617-777-3556. All information is confidential and not shared with anyone other than pertinent Charles River Aquatics' employees. Important medical information about your child will help us make the camping experience more enjoyable for him/her, while allowing us to provide a safe environment for all campers as well as CRA staff.