Purdue Swimming

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND BLACK AND GOLD SWIM CAMP?

We have a wide range of ages that attend camp from 8 year olds to rising seniors in high school.  We separate the campers into 6 different groups based on ability.  Typically, the ages of the campers fall into the same group (high schoolers together, younger campers together, etc). 

The camp day is divided into 3 sessions: technique, workout and starts/turns.  All of these sessions are geared toward the campers’ age and ability level. 

Be mindful that campers do have some independence during the week.  They will need to have an alarm clock to wake themselves up for breakfast.  They will have the responsibility of crossing a couple of streets and arriving at each session on time.  They have to keep track of all of their belongings, room key and meal card.  There are plenty of counselors and coaches around, and we help with these things as needed.  We do pay a bit more attention to the younger campers on our way to and from meals, etc.  The decision on whether swimmers are ready for residential camp ultimately comes from parents and their children.  Are they ready for the responsibility and the challenge, and do they think they can manage it? 

WHEN AND WHERE DO WE CHECK IN FOR BLACK AND GOLD SWIM CAMP?

TECHNIQUE AND TRAINING CAMP - SESSION 1 AND SESSION 2: FIRST DAY OF CAMP

SUNDAY | 5:30 - 7 PM IN WILEY HALL

WHEN AND WHERE DO WE CHECK OUT FOR BLACK AND GOLD SWIM CAMP?

TECHNIQUE

There will be a Black and Gold Camp Dual Meet on Thursday at 2:30pm in the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center  with a Recognition Ceremony immediately following. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Campers will be dismissed from the pool to check out of the dorm from 4-5pm.

WHERE DO WE SWIM?

Black and Gold Swim Camp will be held in Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center .

ADDRESS FOR THE MORGAN J. BURKE AQUATIC CENTER: PURDUE UNIVERSITY, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN 47906

Starting in April 2017, and continuing for the next two years, Purdue University and West Lafayette will be impacted with the State Street Redevelopment Project. Here is a link to the project, statestreetwl.com/the-project

WHERE DO WE EAT?

All campers will eat at Ford Dining CourtFor more information click here.

WHERE DO PARENTS PARK?

All residence hall parking slots are NOT monitored over the summer. Feel free to park in these spots for registration and check-out.

ROOMMATE ASSIGNMENTS

Roommates will be assigned by age and year in school. All roommate requests will be met with the utmost consideration. We will make every attempt to meet mutual requests.

HOW DO CAMPERS GET FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION?

Campers will walk from residence hall to dining hall and Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center. They will be responsible for crossing two streets: Stadium Avenue and Martin Jischke Drive.

WHO STAYS WITH US IN THE DORMS?

Camp staff, as well as current PURDUE swimmers, will stay in the dorms with all campers. There is also a PURDUE conference housing advisor that will be located at the front desk of the Residence Hall for further questions and concerns. There will also be a Purdue Athletic Trainer living at the dorm and attending pool sessions.

ARE CAMP REBATES OFFERED?

Yes, camp rebates will be offered.  A $50 rebate will be offered for 10 or more swim campers from the same swim club.  A $75 rebate will be offered for 15 or more swim campers from the same club team.  Rebates will be given at camp check-in on Sunday.