Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, CLA is very disappointed to announce that the 2020 SEALS and Jr. Guard camps have been cancelled. We thank everyone that has supported these programs over the years and we look forward to bringing them back in 2021.
2020 JR GUARD CAMP DATES (CANCELLED FOR 2020)
June 22 - June 25, 2020
June 29 - July 2, 2020
The Corolla Lifesaving Association Junior Lifeguard program encourages ocean environment awareness and provides a venue for children to learn basic safety and become familiar with the natural aquatic environment. Junior guard participants will be introduced to methods of staying safe, responding to an emergency, rescue techniques, and physical fitness.
The program was formed in alliance with Corolla Beach Rescue where current and veteran ocean lifeguards teach and reinforce ocean safety to the patrons of the Outer Banks.
Jr Guards is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 years old (must be 8 by December 31st, 2020). Program fee is $190 per student per session. This fee includes camp tuition and fees, daily lunch, water provided throughout the week, one rash guard (additional rash guards may be purchased-see registration form), CRP instruction (and certification if age eligible), and a one year USLA Junior Lifeguard membership.
***Space is limited. Sessions are expected to be filled by June 15, 2020.
Reserve your spot by registering online and making payment. Payment can be made by check or using PayPal link or personal check. When using PayPal, be sure to note Jr Lifeguard Tuition.
Daily schedule: Drop off at 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pick Up 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Drop off and pick up take place at Lighthouse Ramp, across from Currituck County Lighthouse on the beach. Foul weather plans will be texted, emailed, or conveyed via phone call by 9:15 a.m. that morning.
LEVEL I:* Participants must be 8 to 12 years old (Must be 8 by December 31, 2020)
This Junior Lifeguard program includes instruction in ocean and beach safety, lifeguarding techniques, first aid and CPR*, physical fitness, surfing, and many other beach activities! We also visit our local wildlife center to learn about marine creatures and coastal conservation. We will visit the Currituck Lighthouse, learn about the local wild horses and their habitat from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, and kayak in the sound with Coastal Explorations. All participants must be able to complete a 25-yard swim in the pool unassisted and be comfortable in the ocean. There are no try-outs, however please keep in mind these specifications are created for your child’s safety and the safety of other participants. No child will be allowed to participate in any water activity that is above their abilities.
*This level will receive CPR training but will not receive a certification unless they have completed at least two COR Junior Guard programs.
LEVEL II: Participants must EITHER be 13 to 15 years old (Must be 13 by December 31, 2020) OR must be 10 years old (must be 10 by December 31, 2020) AND have participated in another junior lifeguard program for AT LEAST eight days worth of instruction.
This Junior Lifeguard program allows older and/or more experienced participants to focus more on the intricacies of the lifeguarding profession, including an emphasis on physical fitness and endurance, lifesaving tactics and equipment, and methods of teaching ocean safety to others. Participants will receive certification in CPR and First Aid. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard pool swim without stopping, and run 400 meters without stopping.
***Corolla Lifesaving Association reserves the right to deny acceptance to any child who does not meet the prerequisites. If any child is denied from participating prior to the beginning of a particular session, a full refund will be issued minus a $20 processing fee.
Each child will receive a Corolla Lifesaving Association Junior Lifeguard rash-guard included in their registration fee that should be worn for each day of the camp. Extra rash-guards may be purchased for $15 each. Campers are asked, but not required, to wear a solid colored suit. One-piece bathing suits are recommended for girls.
REGISTRATION FEE AND APPLICATION
One session of the camp is $190 per applicant. This fee includes:
A completed application packet would include: