About PBC - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: WHERE IS PBC LOCATED?

A: The Day Camp and Swim School are both conveniently located at Marymount California University: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Q: WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

A: The Camp hours are 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Campers may be dropped off at Camp between 8:30 and 9:00 AM and may be picked up between 3:30 and 3:45 PM. Extended hours are available.

The arrival and departure schedule for Campers who participate in our transportation program may vary.

Q: ARE EXTENDED HOURS AVAILABLE?

A: YES! "Peninsula Club™," our extended day program, allows families the flexibility to bring children to Camp as early as 7:30 AM and call for them as late as 5:30 PM.

Peninsula Club™ is available on a weekly basis only and the tuition is $90 per week.


Q: IS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE?

A: YES! PBC offers both Express and Door-to-Door Transportation available to Day Camp families. Click here for more information.

There is an additional fee for transportation.

Q: ARE SWIM LESSONS INCLUDED IN THE DAY CAMP?

A: YES! Swim lessons are included in all Day Camp programs (PBC Camp, Academic Enrichment, Sports Specialty, Horsemanship). It is not offered for campers enrolled in AdventureTrek.

On the first day of each new session, Campers are assessed and placed into the appropriate swim classes.

Our trained and certified instructors work with each child to improve existing skills and develop new ones.

Day Camp swim lessons are 25-30 minutes followed by practice and recreational time.

Q: WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR CAMPERS?

A: The minimum age is 4 years old. This special age group is part of our regular PBC Camp and is lovingly referred to as The Guppies!

This exciting program for 4-year-olds combines the very best of PBC Camp at their own pace.

Of course, Swim Lessons are included! 

Participants must be age 4 by September 1, 2017.

Q: WHAT DO I BRING TO CAMP?

A: Bring a backpack each day with a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and a water bottle! You will also need to bring a lunch (or you may arrange for a sack lunch). 


Q: DO I NEED TO BRING ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?

All sports equipment and activity supplies are provided by PBC. Children do not need to bring their own sports equipment.

Additionally, children should NOT bring any personal electronics, such as cell phones, MP3 devices, or video games, etc.

Q: HOW ARE CAMPERS GROUPED?

A: Campers are grouped by age and grade in school. Groups are coed.

PBC is happy to accommodate grouping requests wherever possible. However, where there is a request to group children of different ages together, the older child will always be placed in the younger child's group and may not be accomodated depending upon the age difference.

Q: WHERE IS THE SIERRA SLEEP-AWAY LOCATED?

A:The Sierra Sleep-Away takes place on the shore of Bass Lake located near the town of Oakhurst (1 hour northeast of Fresno and 13 miles from the entrance to Yosemite). We have been tent living on the shore of Bass Lake since 1970!

Q: HOW LONG HAS PBC BEEN OPERATING?

A: PBC has been operating since 1995!

The concepts of Greg Schneider and Adam Hibbeler, founding Directors of PBC, including enrichment and "Activity with Direction™," are the foundation of our programs and are rooted in over 50 years of Camp & Swim School experience.

Q: WHAT DOES ACA ACCREDITATION MEAN?

A: The American Camp Association (ACA) is the organization that sets the only national standards for accrediting summer camps in the United States.

Accreditation denotes verified compliance with over 250 standards governing program, staff qualifications, activities, health, safety, food service, transportation, and more.

PBC has proudly maintained ACA Accreditation since our very first summer.

Q: CAN SUNBURN BE A PROBLEM?

A: Yes!

Most camp activities are outdoors and protection from sun is necessary.

We have found that the best way to prevent Sunburn is to work together with each Camp family and follow three simple steps:

1. Apply generous amounts of sunscreen (30 SPF or higher) BEFORE your child leaves home.

2. Pack and remind your child about the importance of sunscreen throughout the day.

3. Group Counselors are trained to monitor each Camper's use of sunscreen and reapply sunscreen as needed.