Galveston Island Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Day Camp Program
We would like to invite students between the ages of 10 and 15 to consider participating in the Galveston Island Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard Day Camp Program. To participate, students must be competent swimmers and should have an interest in the beach environment. This camp is also a great first step for those students who are interested in eventually becoming Galveston Island Beach Patrol Lifeguards.
This is a well structured, economically priced day camp. The majority of the program is based at Stewart Beach – a large, safe, family environment.
Participants undergo one and a half hours of classroom instruction in each four-hour day, studying topics as diverse as beach lifeguard principles, first aid, CPR and marine ecology and biology.
Junior Guards are exposed to a wide range of activities. They train daily to achieve physical fitness in the ocean and on the beach. They will learn about the lifeguard’s workday by assisting real lifeguards, as they perform their regular duties. They’ll play games that are relevant to the lecture and classroom topics. They will also participate in several educational field trips.
Our objectives are to show the participants the values of mental and physical discipline; and, to teach them to respect themselves, others, authority, and the natural environment. Our primary purpose is to provide a fun, safe place for students to grow and learn about themselves and the diverse environments of the Texas Gulf Coast. Our hope is that many of the participants will become the lifeguards of the future.
The Junior Life Guard Program starts June and continues for six weeks. Sessions are held for four hours, three times a week. Fridays are an “optional” sports training day. “Sports day” will offer a more intensive physical training and competition practice.To be accepted, participants must be able to swim two laps (100 meters) without stopping and be able to tread water for five to seven minutes depending on their age category.
*This is not a learn to swim program.*
The Beach Patrol reserves the right to dismiss any Junior Lifeguard without a refund who is not participating wholeheartedly in this program. To register, simply download Junior Guard Application, fill it out and send it in with Physical Waiver and payment. Any medical problems, allergies, medications or any other conditions need to be notedon the Physical Wavier.