JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP Manhattan Beach

Education in ocean safety and awareness is a necessity for the kids of our beach communities. Starting at Age 8, our Junior Lifeguard Camp is designed to educate and train our participants on the skills necessary to safely and confidently enjoy our oceans. Unlike other Junior Lifeguard programs, our program provides a relaxed and fun environment with incredibly low instructor to participant ratios of 1:6 and a small class size of only 12 campers. Although lifeguard skills are being learned and practiced, we remove the competitive elements and focus on a positive and encouraging experience for all participants.

The week is filled with activities, including morning runs, daily bottom checks, high-stepping exercises, buoy swims, and paddle outs, fostering physical fitness and ocean awareness. The highlight of the program is the exhilarating skills competition and mock taplin at the end of the week. Participants showcase their newfound knowledge, fitness, and swimming abilities in a fun and friendly environment. It’s an exciting way to celebrate their achievements and the camaraderie developed throughout the week.

In addition to Jr. Lifeguard lessons, campers will also engage in beach games, boogie boarding, and body surfing during water sessions, offering a perfect balance of learning, excitement and ocean fun.

Come be a part of an unforgettable experience where participants not only gain valuable lifeguard skills but also leave with a sense of accomplishment and teamwork.

Check out the quick video below where Coach Ashlynn and Coach Macy touch on the most common questions we’re asked about our Junior Lifeguard Program.

When is it?

2024 Camp Dates:
June 10th – August 16th

Schedule:
Monday – Friday
9AM-2PM

Session Options:
Early Drop-Off  | 8:15AM
Extended Day | 2PM-4PM

Who can join?

Ages 8 to 14
No experience necessary

Over 14?
Become a BeachSports Coach or Coach in Training. Learn More!

Where is it?

Manhattan Beach @ 13th St.
13th St. & Ocean Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Safety

  • Coach Ratio: 1:6
  • Camp Size: 12 participants
  • All Coaches: CPR & First-Aid Certified, Experienced Watermen/Women, Background Checked
  • Location: Camp is setup next to a staffed LA County Lifeguard station. Coaches and Lifeguards communicate daily about ocean conditions and coaches always defer to lifeguards on safety matters.
  • Rashguards: All campers receive brightly colored SPF rashguards so they are easily identified by coaches and lifeguards.
  • Sunscreen: Sunscreen reapplication breaks are scheduled multiple times throughout the day. Shade tents are provided on the beach for all day campers to escape sun exposure.

Camp Activities & Instruction

  • How to Identify and Escape Rip Tides & Currents
  • How to Safely Enter & Exit the Water
  • How to Navigate through Breaking Waves
  • Ecology Lessons (Human Impact on Ocean Environment)
  • Paddling & Ocean Swimming
  • Lifeguard Fitness Games & Drills
  • Meet the Lifeguards
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Sample Jr. Lifeguard Camp Schedule

  • 8:45-9:00AM | Camper valet style drop-off
  • 9:00-9:30AM | Introduction, Warm-up, Stretch, Analyze Ocean Conditions
  • 9:30AM-10:30AM | Lifeguard Lessons/Drills*
  • 10:30-10:45AM | Snack + Water + Sunscreen
  • 10:45-11:45PM | Lifeguard Lessons/Drills*
  • 11:45-12:00PM | Recap the days instruction
  • 12:00-12:30PM | Lunch + Shade + Sunscreen | Half Day campers are picked Up.
  • 12:30-1:45PM | Boogie boarding, water time, beach games
  • 1:45PM-2:00PM | Trash Pick-up + Walk to pick-up spot

*Lifeguard Lessons/Drills include both land and water based activities focused on ocean safety, identifiying and navigating dangerous situations, ocean fitness and more.

**Schedule may vary based on ocean and weather conditions. Dangerous ocean conditions or cold weather = increased land based activities. Warm weather and calm conditions = increased water activities.

There’s still time left to sign up for summer camp! Take your pick from surf, volleyball, junior lifeguards, skateboarding, and lacrosse camps. Learn more and register now at the link in our bio!

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Almost time to jump into summer! ☀️🩱🏖️

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counting down the days! 🌞⛱️ 

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Just about one month left until the start of summer camp and we are so excited to see you all! We are ready to have a summer full of fun and learning. If you haven’t registered yet, head over to the link in our bio while space remains🌞⛱️🏐

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Our junior lifeguard program is the perfect place to learn ocean safety while also having a blast! 🛟🌞Registration is open now with limited spots left! 

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Simon-says surf style at surf camp! 🏄🏽‍♀️☀️🌊

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The start of summer camp is two months away and we can hardly wait! If you are looking to start surfing or improve your skills, surf camp is the perfect place for you. Sign up now while space remains! ☀️🏄🏽‍♀️🌊

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Registration is OPEN!🎊🎊🎊 Head to the link in our bio right now to join in the fun🙌🌊🌞 We can’t wait to spend another summer with you!

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ONE WEEK until summer camp registration opens!! Here is a small glimpse into how AWESOME fun Friday is on the beach🙌☀️ We are so excited to spend the summer with you! 

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We are just two weeks away from the launch of registration! Take a sneak peak into a day at our Junior Lifeguard program to find the camp that is best fit for you. 🛟  #Junior #life #juniorlifeguards #Junior #lifeguard #juniorlifeguardcamp #juniorlifeguard #california #Manhattan #beach #manhattanbeach #manhattanbeachpier #manhattanbeachcalifornia #manhattanbeachriviera #manhattanbeachca #manhattanbeachmoms #Redondo #beach #redondobeachcalifornia #redondobeachca #redondobeachpier #redondobeachmoms #redondobeach #hermosa #beach #hermosabeach #hermosabeachpier #hermosabeachlife #hermosabeachca #hermosabeachcalifornia
Join Ashlynn and Macy as they answer a few frequently asked questions about our Junior Lifeguard program! 

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It’s February 1st which means one month until summer camp registration opens!!!🎉 We are so excited for another amazing summer with our incredible BeachSports family☺️⛱️☀️ Head to our website on March 1st at 10:00 AM to join us! 

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Swim Requirement

We do not require a swim test for our program. As a general rule, participants should be able to swim 100 yards in the pool in under 2:30 and tread water for 5 minutes or be able to confidently swim past the breaking waves and return to shore. Should our coach determine after the first day that your camper is not ready for the program, you will be able to transfer to one of our other BeachSports programs or receive a prorated refund of your camp fees. Please Contact Us at any time with questions about our program and swim requirements.

Sign Up For Camp!

Fees & Schedule

9AM – 2PM

$525 per week

Extended Day | 2PM – 4PM

$125 per week

Early Drop-Off | 8:15AM – 9AM

$60 per week

Is Jr. Lifeguard Camp not the right fit? View other Camp options:
Beach Camp | Surf Camp | Volleyball Camp | Skateboard Camp | Beach Lacrosse Camp

FAQ: Online Registration

Groups: What are Groups?

During registration you will be asked to choose a Group.  We break our camps into groups (ex. A, B, C, D) with a limited number of spots available in each group. These small groups ensure an ultra safe and personalized learning environment with very low instructor to participant ratios. If you are enrolling with friends or family and want to participate in activities together, make sure to sign up for the same Group during registration.

Session Options: Extended Day & Early Drop-Off

Session Options / Extended Day + Early Drop-Off
Extended Day (9AM-4PM) and Early Drop-Off (8:15AM) can be added to your registration during checkout. Please keep in mind Extended Day, open to ages 7+, is a long day at the beach and may be too much for some campers.  Extended Day programming will consist of a variety of age appropriate beach games and water activities with opportunities for kids to relax in the shade at their discretion.

Waitlists

If the program you're enrolling in is sold out, you will see the option to join the waitlist.  There is no charge to join the waitlist so we encourage you to join even if you've found an alternative program for that week.  Our waitlist is automated so as soon as a cancellation is processed you will receive an email asking if you'd like to join. If you'd like to join, you simply click "yes" and follow the steps for registration. Click "no" and the next person on the waitlist will be notified of the opening.  Feel free to Contact Us anytime to check your place on the waitlist or see if there is space in another Group or program.

Rashguard / Sunshirts

BeachSports provides one rashguard/sunshirt per summer which will be provided on your first day and is to be worn to camp daily. Additional rashguards are available for purchase during registration or at our Online Store.

Discounts

We currently offer discounts to families registering siblings and for campers attending multiple weeks of camps.  Discounts are applied automatically at checkout and are calculated as follows:

  • Multi-Week Discount: When a camper enrolls in 2 or more weeks of camp, a 7% discount will be applied to the second and subsequent weeks of camp.
  • Sibling Discount: When siblings enroll in the same or different camps, a 10% discount will be applied to the second and subsequent siblings total.  

A few notes about discounts:

  • Discounts only apply for registrations that are purchased in the same order (i.e. as part of the same cart). For example, if you complete the purchase of one week of camp then return at a  later date and purchase another week, whether for the same camper or a sibling, the automated multi-week or sibling discount will not be applied. Please email us (team@beachsports.com) and we will complete your registration on our end.
  • Discounts do not apply to Session Options or Merchandise purchases.

Please feel free to contact us (team@beachsports.com) with any questions regarding sibling and multi-week discounts.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  No discounts are available for our Hermosa Beach programs.  The City of Hermosa Beach manages registration and payments for our Hermosa programs and, unfortunately, prohibits us from offering discounts for siblings or multi-week registrations.

Registration Fee
We use a third party software called Active to facilitate our registrations. A $3 fee will be added to each camp session purchased, which is paid directly to Active. BeachSports absorbs the 20% Los Angeles County Beach Use Fee and credit card processing fees.
Confirmation Emails

Upon completion of your online registration you will receive an email with information specific to your program as well as a purchase receipt for your records. You will also receive a detailed reminder email the week prior to your camp start date. Additional information can be found in our online guide here: Camp Information for Registered Campers

Merchandise Purchases

During registration you will have the option to purchase various products.  Depending on the product, it may be shipped to your home or delivered to you on the first day of camp.  Delivery options will be specified in the product description.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Click Here to view our Cancellation and Refund Policy for 2024. You will also be able to view and agree to this and other policies during registration.

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