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Aquatics - Open Water Lifeguard Training

Open Water Junior Lifeguard Surf Camp (ages 9+)

This camp will take place at Doran Beach on the beautiful Sonoma County Coast. Junior guards will spend time learning to surf, using rescue equipment in the ocean, performing ocean rescue operations, learning about ocean safety and lifeguard operations. Sonoma County Regional Parks Open Water Lifeguards will provide lifeguard safety and share their expertise. Camping is available for families at Doran Beach. Reserve your spot now to make this a family vacation your child will not forget. Visit www.sonomcountyparks.org to reserve; spots fill quickly.

Requirements:
Properly fitted full 4:3 wetsuits are required including hoodie and booties. You can provide your own or rent one for $55 on the first day of camp.

2014 Dates
Monday Thru Thursday
March 17 - 20
(Registration closes Thursday March 13)
June 23 - 26
(Registration closes Thursday June 19)
July 28 - 31
(Registration closes Thursday July 24)
August 11 - 14
(Registration closes Thursday August 7)

Times
9:00am - 2:00pm (All campers must meet with their parents at the Bodega Bay Surf Shack at 8:30am on the first day of camp to rent wetsuits. Please call the surf shack at 707-875-3944 by the Sunday before camp to confirm wetsuit needs.)

Fee
$250.00

Location
Sonoma Coast - Doran Beach
201 Doran Beach Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Click here to register now.

Beginning Open Water Camp (ages 9 - 16)

This course is for anyone 9-16 years old interested in learning the skills needed for open water lifeguarding. The City of Santa Rosa is teaming up with Sonoma County Regional Parks to offer this supervised opportunity for kids to learn lifeguard rescue skills including: swimming rescues, paddling rescues, boating safety, first aid and CPR. The Camp increases self-confidence, physical condition, lake/river awareness and is filled with fun games, team building and open water rescue scenarios.

2014 Dates
Monday thru Friday
June 9 - 13
July 7 - 11
August 4 - 8
 

Time
9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee
$185.00

Location
Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon
393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

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Advanced Open Water Junior Lifeguard Camp (ages 9 - 16)

The Advanced Open Water Junior Lifeguard Camp builds and pushes the skills learned in the entry level camp and are more similar to those used daily by professional open water lifeguards. The camp is modeled after the Sonoma County Regional Parks Open Water Lifeguard Academy that professional lifeguards must complete to work for the County of Sonoma. The camp will move at a fast pace and be both physically and mentally demanding it's based in a teamwork rich environment that fosters growth in self-confidence, aquatic awareness and good communication skills. This advanced camp will prepare you for a lifeguard in training position and a future career in emergency response.

2014 Dates
Monday thru Friday
June 16 - 20
July 14 - 18

Time
9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee
$210.00

Location
Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon
393 Violetti Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Click here to register now.

 

 2013 Participant Forms

 Program Partners

Sonoma County Regional Parks 

Bodega Bay Surf Shack

American Red Cross