PRACTICES AND CAMP GROUPS
Upon check-in all campers will receive a letter outlining their camp group, room and roommate/suitemate assignments and additional necessary information for their camp stay.
During technique camps all in-water practices will focus on technique, drills and stroke enhancement. During full camp sessions technique is always our underlying focus, even during the morning conditioning practices.
All practices will take place in either the 50 meter indoor pool set up as either short course yards or long course meters, our indoor diving well set up as short course meters, or our outdoor pool set up as short course yards.
While in the pool, our coach to swimmer ratio is approximately 1:6. Every camper receives 1:1 attention during our filming and review session every day.
Outside of the pool our campers are placed in camp groups of approximately 15-18 campers according to age. These camp groups are supervised by a minimum of 2 adult counselors who are with the campers during all times outside of the pool.
CAMPER'S DAILY SCHEDULE
The camper's daily schedule for sessions one and four (technique camps) is HERE
The camper's daily schedule for sessions two and three (full camps) is HERE
During our technique camps there is no morning conditioning practice. All of our in-water practices are focused on drills, technique and stroke enhancement. During full camps our first morning practice is a conditioning session where campers are separated in the pool by the coaches according to their times and abilities.
Prior to the start of camp we provide round-trip ground transportation to and from the College Station airport at no charge. If your camper will be flying into College Station please be sure to let us know in advance by sending in the airport pickup request form to us at [email protected] .
During camp all campers are transported to and from the dorms and practice facilities and activities via Texas A&M campus charter busses. (The dorms are approximately 2 miles from the Texas A&M practice facility and any activities). Campers are transported in their designated camp groups and are supervised at all times by their group counselors.
Campers who drive themselves to/from camp are required to turn over their car keys to the Camp Director upon check-in for the duration of camp and are not allowed to drive for any reason during the camp session.
The safety of your children is our top priority. Experienced and mature male and female coaches/counselors provide 24-hour supervision for all swimmers, including weekends for campers staying more than one session. Counselors live at the dorm facility on the same floors as the campers and are available 24 hours per day. All employees have passed a background check and extensive screening and training conducted by the Texas A&M University Human Resources Department prior to working with any campers.
Roll calls are conducted by our counselors anytime campers move from a location or activity to ensure all campers are safely enjoying all aspects of camp.
Our Camp Director as well as a certified athletic trainer also live in the dorms during all camps and are available to dispense medication and provide medical assistance when necessary 24 hours a day. Campers with specific medical needs are requested to talk with our athletic trainer during our camp check-in.
Planned recreational activities are available daily during scheduled activity time from 12noon-1:30pm and after the evening stroke session. For multiple session campers, weekend activities are planned.
Campers select their daily activity each morning before their first pool session. Examples of our daytime activities include shopping at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center, recreational diving off of the 1 meter, 3 meter and/or 5 meter diving boards at the Texas A&M Rec Center, swimming at the outdoor splash pool and lazy river at the Texas A&M Rec Center, rock climbing at the Texas A&M Rec Center rockwall or relaxing at the dorms. Evening activities include movie night, scavenger hunt, t-shirt designing, an ice cream social, and many more!!
Check-in for all campers - both DAY and RESIDENT - occurs AT THE DORMS on the first day of each camp. Check-in times start at 2:00pm and will continue until 4:00pm.
Campers traveling by air should plan to arrive in College Station between 12:00noon and 3:00pm on check-in day.
For sessions 1 and 4:
All campers will check out and must be picked up AT THE DORMS by 3:00pm. Air departures should be made between between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Campers will be supervised until their departure.
For sessions 2 and 3:
All campers will check out and must be picked up AT THE DORMS by 11:00am. Air departures should be made between between 10:00am and 12:00noon.
Campers will be supervised until their departure.
Check-in is on the first day of camp from 2:00pm-4:00pm at The Cambridge in College Station. During check-in your camper will receive a letter and nametag showing which camp group he/she is in, who the counselors for that group are, and where the group’s roll call meeting spot is. At 4:00pm your camper will go to his/her first roll call to meet the counselors and the rest of the camp group and will be given the rules and instructions for the week.
Day campers will enjoy all the benefits of swim camp but will not stay overnight in the dorms. Day campers should be checked in with their counselor at the front door of The Cambridge dorm by 7:30am for breakfast each day. After breakfast day campers will do everything all other campers will do during the day. All meals will take place in The Cambridge café. Day campers will attend activities during the afternoon just as the resident campers do. During down time at the dorm day campers can enjoy time in the dorm’s game room, lobby, or in other campers’ rooms.
Day campers should be picked up at the end of each day in the dorm lobby between 8pm-10pm before lights out. Day campers are invited to participate in all activities in the evening – the ice cream social, movie night, scavenger hunt or just hanging out in the game room or other campers’ rooms. Please feel free to discuss your day camper's schedule with his/her counselor during the first roll call on check-in day. Please do not pick up your camper unless he/she is checked out by a counselor.