Summer Programs

June & August Swim Lessons

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  • Message to Parents - Coronavirus Update

    Updated May 28, 2020

    Dear Camp Families,
    I hope you are staying well and keeping your spirits up. 

    Thank you for your patience  and understanding  as we work to determine the best path forward  for summer programming in light of the pandemic. The Governor of Massachusetts has said that camps can open in Phase 2, but the guidance is not yet available.  

    Time Line for Decisions
    We will send you an email next week with our update about running camp on-site.

    What would on-site camp look like? 
    If we can safely reopen camp, there would be an updated health screening process and increased cleaning procedures.  Camp would look different this summer.  We would need to down-size the program so that each group has their own designated classroom space.  Because of this, we would only be able to accept campers entering 1st grade – 6th grade.  Activities would be adjusted (this includes swimming), and group sizes would be smaller.  There would be 8 campers with 2-3 counselors. Staff would wear face masks when feasible, and also it is possible that campers would also need to wear face masks when they can’t socially distance.  Groups would not mingle together.  Campers would bring their own nut-free lunch and snack. Aftercamp child care would not be available. If we do run camp on-site this summer, we understand that choosing to send your child is a highly personal decision  and we support whatever choice you feel is appropriate for your family. 

    All Weeks for 3 - 5 Year Olds
    We take great pride in knowing that we build an environment where parents feel confident that their young children are engaged in programs that prioritize safety above everything else.  We have been tirelessly working to determine how we can safely host 3 – 5 year olds (entering Kindergarten) that meet the external and internal expectations of our programs. In consideration of the factors mentioned above and with a very heavy heart, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all weeks of camp for 3 to 5 year olds.  If we can open camp, we will only be able to accommodate entering 1st– 6th graders.  Please know that this is a safety-based decision. 

    Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented challenges.  With summer quickly approaching, we are mindful that our families need to have a clear vision of what the camp season will look like. That vision needs to be communicated sooner rather than later so that each member of our community can make informed decisions about how to manage their unique individual situations.

    With gratitude for our camp community,
    Libby, Barb, and Marcie
We will open the registration for our June Swim Lesson Program in February.  Registrations will be by E-MAIL ONLY. Please email for the registration form. 

2021 Dates:

August Swim Lessons
Private or Semi Private lessons only
We will e-mail families during the summer about signing up for these August lessons.

Tenacre Swimming Lessons offer private and group lessons to give your child an early start for a summer of fun and safety in the water.

Five, thirty-minute lessons are offered Monday through Friday and swimmers may enroll for individual weeks.  We also offer private or semi private lessons in August. 

Private lessons - 
age 3 and older ($215 per week)
Semi Private lessons - age 4 and older ($175 per week)
Group lessons - age 4 and older ($125 per week)

The Tenacre Swim Lesson Program is located on the campus of the Tenacre Country Day School in Wellesley, MA. The two NEW outdoor, heated, in-ground swimming pools are designed to provide safe instructional settings.

Learning to swim is an essential life skill. The goal of the Tenacre Swim Lesson Program is to foster the development of your child's comfort, confidence, and skill level in learning to swim. The thirty-minute lessons are designed to improve water skills and stroke development while integrating important safety skills and fun activities. Tenacre does not use or allow flotation devices because we follow The Red Cross Progressive Learn to Swim Program. The teaching staff consists of skilled instructors who are accomplished in working with all ages and levels.
Tenacre nurtures and challenges each child, every day.