2020 Camps

Swim Instruction at Camp and Add-on Lessons

Swimming at Camp

Beauvoir campers of all ages have the opportunity to enhance their swimming skills through group instruction. Grouped by skill, campers learn a variety of swim techniques, practice water-safety skills and play fun water games.

A variety of swim techniques are offered to best match the skills of each child. The Swim Staff is able to adapt their teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of campers, so they can meet course objectives while having fun. Younger children are gradually introduced to the shallow end of the pool where their confidence grows through fun water activities. Experienced swimmers refine familiar strokes, learn new ones and practice water-safety skills.

All swimming instruction will be taught by Beauvoir swim staff under the watchful eyes of our lifeguards. Instructional swim consists of 20 minutes of swim instruction and 10 minutes of free swim. Our Swim Staff provides a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for our campers and are familiar with Red Cross swim levels and water safety practice and is CPR/AED and First Aid certified.

Before & After Camp Group Swim Instruction

Morning and afternoon swim instruction is available to any full or half-day camper attending Beauvoir Summer as an add-on registration option before camp for our Fireflies and Blue Jays from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and after camp for other campers from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Before Camp Swim
Campers enrolled in our youngest Fireflies (Rising PreK 3-4) and Blue Jays (Rising K) program are offered a swimming instruction option prior to the start of the camp day. Campers participating in morning swim are dropped off directly at the pool by a parent or guardian by 8:00 a.m. ready to swim. They will be escorted to their camp classrooms after their lesson at 8:30 a.m. by their swim instructor.

After Camp Swim
Campers enrolled in all other programs from Blue Jays (Rising K) through Brown Bears (Rising 5th grade), are offered a swimming instruction after the end of the regular camp day. Campers participating in afternoon swim will be walked to the pool by Beauvoir Swim Staff at 3:00 p.m. and picked up directly from the pool by a parent or caregiver at 3:30 p.m.
Weekday Private lessons & Weekend Group Swim Lessons are also available. Please see tabs on the Beauvoir Pool page for pricing and more detailed information. 

Contact The Pool

During summer hours
Phone: 202-537-2219

Before & After Camp Group Swim Pricing

Week 1: June 15 – June 19 - $185
Week 2: June 22 – June 26 - $185
Week 3: June 29 - July 2 (Closed July 3)  - $150
Week 4: July 6 – July 10 - $185
Week 5: July 13 – July 17 - $185
Week 6: July 20 – July 24 - $185
Week 7: July 27 – July 31 - $185

Fireflies and Blue Jays 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. only 
All other camps, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. only

Private Lessons by Beauvoir Swim Staff

Private swim lesson booklets will be sold in packets of 5 starting in February 2020. The booklet rates are $325 for five half-hour lessons.

Add-on individual lessons may be purchased at $70 for each individual half-hour lesson. 

Private swim lessons are only available to 2020 camp families or pool members for children ages 3 and up. Lessons can be scheduled to start Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, July 31, 2020, during pool membership weekday hours. Further instruction on how to schedule lessons will be emailed to families in May 2020. 

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    Caroline Maffry 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
3500 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 
Tel: (202) 537-6485 
Fax: (202) 537-6512
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About Beauvoir

Beauvoir Summer is located at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, on the 60-acre Cathedral Close in Washington, DC. Beauvoir is a coeducational Pre-Kindergarten through Third Grade school carefully designed for young learners.