California Junior Lifeguard Programs

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Welcome to the California Junior Lifeguard Programs. We are here to help you learn the skills necessary to protect you and others in the ocean environment. Lets 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. SAFETY FIRST 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 team work 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. INSTRUCTORS 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 and excelled in the Junior Lifeguard program. ACTIVITIES RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES: 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. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: Marine biology and oceanography, local community services, nutrition / diet environment and interpretive presentations plus much more! 2013 PROGRAM DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS SESSION DATES: There are three, three-week long, Junior Lifeguard programs planned each summer. The programs run back-to-back and the tentative 2013 dates are as follows. First Session: starts June 24th and ends July 12th Second Session: starts July 15th and ends August 2rd. Third Session: starts August 5th and ends August 23th. TIMES: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. PROGRAM LOCATION: SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY: Salt Creek Beach Park (Pacific Coast Highway and Niguel Rd.) Dana Point, CA

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