Refugio Junior Lifeguards

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Program Information

The Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program is back for 2022!  Learn lifeguard and ocean safety skills, build confidence, and develop camaraderie with your fellow JGs at Refugio State Beach.

Our program teaches quality water safety education. Each instructor is a highly-trained, professional California State Park Lifeguard, all of whom are passionate about working with youth in a safe, fun, and team-centered environment.  Each instructor helps participants develop their swimming, bodysurfing, paddling, rescue, and first-aid skills.  JGs learn how to care for their local environment and to be guardians of the Gaviota coastline and its diverse marine and terrestrial inhabitants.  Refugio JG's believe in respect, overcoming challenges, building self-confidence, having pride in their accomplishments, and supporting and cheering for their fellow teammates. We are honored and proud to have served our local community since 1994.

Due to high demand and limited spaces, it is recommended to register early!

Refugio Junior Lifeguards is full and registration is closed.

2022 Program Information

Dates: June 27th to July 22nd 

Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*JGs will not be held on Monday, July 4th

All new participants must pass the tryout.

$399 per child

$299 per additional child enrolled in the program

$150 per child bus pass (optional)

Tuition Assistance is available

Tuition Assistance Application


For more info about our program, go to the "About Us" page or check out this video!!!