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?