Welcome to the California Junior Lifeguard Programs. We are here to help you learn the skills necessary to protect yourself and others in the ocean environment. Let’s take a look at some of the things that we will be learning in the Junior Lifeguard Program…..
WHAT IS A JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM?
The California Junior Lifeguard Programs are 3-week long day camps providing instruction in first-aid, CPR, ocean safety, rescue techniques, surfing, and bodyboarding. Instruction, supervision, and activities are managed by the California Junior Lifeguard Programs Inc. Swimmers, surfers, and bodyboarders of all ability and skill levels, ages 8-17, are eligible to sign up for the programs. Additional activities include interpretive and educational presentations from members of the local community.
The California Junior Lifeguard Program offers step-by-step skill development with a safety-first motto. We take pride in offering a variety of challenging activities in a fun atmosphere designed for the young and the young at heart. Camaraderie, self-respect, physical conditioning, and good clean fun are all important aspects of the California Junior Lifeguard Program.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals of the programs are:
To provide an educational and recreational environment to instruct young people on how to handle themselves safely in a variety of ocean situations.
To educate participants in the skills necessary to help others in an emergency situation.
To help our participants build a sense of teamwork and self-respect that will be an asset in future endeavors.
Increase the awareness our young people have of our environment and the vital part it plays in all of our lives.
The California Junior Lifeguard Program staff are first-aid and CPR certified lifeguards and instructors. We recruit our program staff from around the world and all of our instructors must pass an extensive interview and demanding physical testing process.
In addition to our full-time instructors, we utilize previous Junior Lifeguard participants as assistant instructors. These individuals are selected from applicants who have shown leadership abilities and excelled in the Junior Lifeguard program.
Ocean swimming, bodyboarding, surfing, competitions, paddling, running, volleyball, wave riding, beach games etc..
HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIVITIES:
First-Aid, CPR, environmental safety, drug awareness, patient assessment, nutrition etc…
SURF LIFESAVING ACTIVITIES:
Preventative lifeguarding skills, rescue paddleboard training, identification of ocean conditions, hazards, distressed swimmers, and mock rescue ocean activities.
Marine biology and oceanography, local community services, nutrition/diet environment and interpretive presentations plus much more!
2019 PROGRAM DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS
There are three, three-week-long, Junior Lifeguard programs planned each summer. The programs run back-to-back, the 2019 dates are as follows:
1st – June 10 to June 28
2nd – July 1 to July 19
3rd – July 22 to August 9
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.
SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY:
Salt Creek Beach Park (Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Rd.)
Dana Point, CA
The fee for each three-week session is $495.00 per junior lifeguard.
Uniforms are required and are the responsibility of the participant.
Program fees and Uniform payments may be charged to your Discover, Master Card or Visa credit cards or paid by check.
HOW TO REGISTER
It’s fast and easy to register for the Junior Lifeguard Program. Just go to our Register Today page and follow the instructions there. Class size is limited and they do fill up, so early registration is important to ensure that you have a spot reserved for the session desired