BeachSports is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of South Bay residents to respect, preserve and safely enjoy our local beaches and oceans. Developed by lifeguards and professional educators, our programs provide a fun, safe and inclusive environment for campers to develop lifelong skills, make friends and enjoy their precious summer outdoors!
Camper safety is our #1 priority. See the steps we take to ensure our campers safety.
How We Prioritize Safety
In an environment as dynamic as the beach and ocean it's important to identify negative or dangerous situations before they occur. In our 25+ years operating youth programs on our local beaches we've had the opportunity to experience these situations and have developed protocols for avoiding and resloving them. Below are just a few ways we act proactively to keep campers safe.
We maintain a ratio of at least 1 Coach per every 4 to 6 campers, depending on the camp activity. This ratio does not include our Camp Directors, who oversee all camp activites, or our Coaches-in-Training who provide additional eyes on campers.
Small Camp Sizes
Campers enroll in small groups within each Camp and are assigned a Head Coach and multiple Assistant Coaches for the week. This allows Coaches and Campers to develop a close relationship which ensures focused instruction for each camper and increased safety as coaches are able to easily identify and manage their small group.
All Beach Camp locations are setup next to staffed lifeguard towers. Our Coaches communicate with Lifeguards at the start of each camp day to address ocean conditions and any safety concerns. Any injury that occurs at camp will be assessed by the Lifeguard on duty.
Camp Rules & Conduct
Emotional safety is equally as important as phsical safety at BeachSports. Bullying and innappropriate language and behavior are not tolerated and will be addressed immediately by our Coaches and Directors, who are professionally trained to handle such situations.
Multiple suncreen reapplication breaks are scheduled throughout the day and Coaches assist with application when necessary. All campers receive brightly colored SPF 50 lycra swim shirts for additional sun protection and easy camper identification.
Trained & Vetted Staff
Our Coaches are CPR & First-Aid certified, undergo criminal background checks and complete an online training course prior to their first day at camp. Each Camp location has a Director who oversees the program and maintains communication with our Program Director and front office for parent communication.
Our team of Coaches, Directors and Customer Service reps work together to ensure a positive experience for campers and their parents.
We strongly believe that the quality of our program is determined by the quality of our team. We focus on finding energetic, responsible and skilled coaches to lead our programs and we support them with a leadership structure that ensures a positive camp experience for our campers, their families and every member of our team.
Read below to learn who will be supervising and supporting your camper(s) during their time at BeachSports!
Each BeachSports Camp has a Head Coach (ie. Head Coach of Surf Camp / Group A) who is responsible for implementing the program curriculum and ensuring camper safety throughout the week. Head Coaches are skilled in their respective programs and are eager to share their knowlege with their campers.
Each camp location (MB, RB, HB) has a Location Director who oversees all camps at that location. They communicate regularly with the office and relay any relevant camper information to Head Coaches so the Head Coaches can focus on their campers and running a great camp. Parents will have a direct line of communication to the Location Director at their campers location.
Our Program Director, Jenn Martin, oversees all camp locations and is always available during camp hours to support Location Directors and Head Coaches and to communicate with parents. Jenn is a former private school teacher and D1 collegiate soccer player and is exceptionally skilled at communicating positively and effectively with our campers. Read Jenn's Bio
We maintain very low coach to camper ratios in all of our programs to ensure a safe and educational program. We've listed the ratios on each Camp page, which range from 1:4 to 1:8 depending on the program. It's important to note that Location Directors and Coaches in Training are not included in those ratios so the actual ratios are even lower!
As parents ourselves, we appreciate open and proactive communication when it comes to our children, especially in new environments.
Communication at Camp
A Direct Line to Your Camper
Rest easy knowing you'll be able to reach our Location Directors on site with your camper during camp hours. Just call our main office line to be routed to the Director at your campers location.
Hear It From Us First
In the event of an accident or incident at Camp, parents receive timely and direct communication from our Team along with a detailed description of the event and the actions taken by our team.
Full-Time Customer Service
Our Customer Service Team is available in the office to answer your questions before, during and after camp hours.
Office & Camp Communication
Coaches and Directors on-site at camp communicate regularly with our Office Team.
"What To Expect" Emails
Prior to your first day of camp, you'll receive a confirmation email with all your specific camp information, including what to bring, where to meet, etc.
Your Camp Options
Our camp participants have three different Camp options to choose from in Hermosa Beach; Beach Camp, Surf & Ocean Safety Camp and Skateboard Camp. Additional camp options are available close by in Manhattan or Redondo Beach, which focus on various ocean skills, lessons and activities. Scroll down and select any of the “Learn More” buttons for specific details of each program.
Age 4-10 | Experience a variety of beach and ocean activities, lessons and games.
Age 5-14 | Beginner to advanced skateboard instruction led by talented coaches
Surf & Ocean Safety Camp
Age 8-14 | NEW! Develop essential ocean safety skills while learning how to surf!
Age 7-14 | Learn the essentials of Beach Volleyball from experienced coaches
Junior Lifeguard Camp
Age 8-14 | Learn important ocean safety skills in a fun and encouraging environment
Work With Us!
Age 15+ | Learn and develop professional skills while enjoying your summer outdoors!