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The California Junior Lifeguard Programs, in association with the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina, are proud to announce that we are in our eighth year of the Back Bay summer Camp program.

Designed with care, it provides our participants with a safe and well-supervised introduction to the ocean environment. With a combination of aquatic and dry land activities, combined with a healthy dose of plain old “FUN”, it is designed to help build physical endurance and coordination, as well as improve the participant’s overall confidence.


The Back-Bay summer camp has much to offer that sets it apart from other summer camps:

A central location, near Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, is convenient to all of Orange County.

Supervision and instruction are provided by trained and certified professional rescue personnel from the California Junior Lifeguard Programs, a leader in youth aquatic safety instruction and education with more than 19 years experience. All instructors are well skilled in the training of participants of all ages. This camp is a good starting point for participants who are not yet ready to venture into the ocean environment or have not yet met the age or tryout requirements of other aquatic programs. We offer a balanced program of physical conditioning and aquatic education in a less stressful environment.

The Back-Bay summer camp is a one-week long day camp that provides the participant with an introduction to the ocean in a calm and sheltered environment with no waves.

The camp is open to all children ages 6 through 12 years of age. All participants should be able to swim at a basic level. There are NO tryouts for the Back-Bay Summer Camp.

All programs operated by the CAJG offer step-by-step skill development with a safety-first motto. We take pride in offering a variety of challenging activities with expert instruction in a fun atmosphere. Camaraderie, self-respect, physical conditioning, and good clean fun are all key aspects.

It is our goal that every participant leaves our camp with the following:

An increased level of confidence in their abilities in the ocean environment.
A basic knowledge of ocean safety, health and nutrition, and first-aid.
A greater respect for their surroundings and environment.
The desire to continue experiencing all that the ocean has to offer.

The Back-Bay Camp instructors were selected from our staff for their proven abilities in instructing and supervising our youngest participants. All are first-aid and CPR certified lifeguards and instructors. All instructors must pass an extensive interview and demanding physical fitness testing process.


The Back-Bay Summer Camp is located in one of the most beautiful environments along the Southern California coast at the Newport Dunes Resort and Marina. The beach is sheltered and calm and protected from the surf. Our location provides an excellent introduction to beach and aquatic activities.

The Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, near the intersection of Jamboree Road and Pacific Coast Highway in the city of Newport Beach.

Back Bay Summer Camp/Junior Guards
$280 per week

9am-3pm Mon-Friday

#1 – June 7 to June 11
#2 – June 14 to June 18
#3 – June 21 to June 25
#4 – June 28 to July 2
#5 – July 6 to July 9 (no July 5th) $230
#6 – July 12 to July 16
#7 – July 19 to July 23
#8 – July 26 to July 30
#9 – August 2 to August 6
#10 – August 9 to August 13
#11 – August 16 to August 20

Back-Bay Summer Camps meet Monday – Friday (except 4th of July week) from 9am – 3pm.

There are NO tryouts for Back-Bay Camps!

This is an introductory level camp!


The cost for each 5 day Back-Bay Summer Camp is $265.00 per participant.

All Back Bay camps must be paid in full at time of registration. Participation in the camp is available on a first come, first served basis. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please note that we strictly limit camp size to ensure a quality experience.

All scheduled camps are subject to minimum enrollment requirements and may be canceled.

Program fees may be charged to your American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa credit cards or paid by check.

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