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Summer Session One

Summer Session 1: Monday, June 6th, 2022 through Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Camping Trip to New Brighton State Beach for Ocean Enrichment will be held: Tuesday, June 21st - Friday, June 24th.

The program runs daily from 9am until 2pm.

We have done our best to accomodate local school district schedules as well as travel plans for 4th of July. Please be advised, we will not be offering a discount for school conflicts.

Additionally, please remember that the camping trip is not supervised by program staff and you will need to be in attendance with your child or make accommodations to have your child attend with another family if you wish for your child to attend the camping trip. The camping trip provides meaningful experience to teaching children about other water environments. All campsites for the camping trip have been reserved for you. You do not need to make your own reservations. Do note that camping will be in shared group sites and trailers/RVs are not permitted. You must make your own reservation if you wish to bring a trailer or RV. Additionally, some families opt to make their own reservations in a hotel or other accommodations. The dates and location for the camping trip will be posted to the calendars page and are available on our facebook page.  

We are working hard on getting registration and updated session calendars posted. You can expect this information to be available in March 2022. Please follow us on our social media, facebook at Folsom Lake Junior Lifeguards or instagram @Folsomjrlifeguards for alerts on when this information will become available.

Register on ReserveCalifornia.com

To prepare for registration, we suggest that you make a profile and add your child or children as a dependent before you go to register in the program.  Use the registration page located to the right -> for more detailed instructions. If you have an account you utilized last year, please be sure to utilize the same account again this year.

 

 

Please feel free to contact us at folsomjrlifeguard@parks.ca.gov if you have any further questions.

Tryouts

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 5 PM at Negro Bar Swim Beach

and

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 5 PM at Negro Bar Swim Beach

 

All NEW Junior Guards are required to complete a tryout prior to the start of the session they are enrolled in. Please see our tryouts page for more details. 

 

JGs ages 13-16, who have previous JG experience, are encouraged to apply to be assistants. 

JGs who are 16 years or older with a drivers license are encouraged to tryout to be a State Parks Lifeguard. Email scott.modeste@parks.ca.gov for more information.

Summer Session One Events

Camping Trip Session One 2022

Dates: Tuesday, June 21st 2022 - Friday, June 24th 2022

Camping for the 2022 season will take place at New Brighton State Beach in Santa Cruz, CA.

Tuesday and Friday will not have regularly scheduled JGs as these days are for travel to the campground and campground set up/clean up. Please do not plan to arrive to the campground any sooner than 2 PM. All families attending the trip will be required to fill out a camping contract prior to the trip. 

There will be a camping meeting on Tuesday evening (approximately 8 PM) in the campground to welcome campers and discuss rules as well as any pertainant information. 

Wednesday from 9 AM - 2 PM we will be having regularly scheduled JGs -- Beach location TBD

Thursday from 9 AM - 2 PM we will be having regularly scheduled JGs -- Beach location TBD

Please keep in mind that the camping trip is not supervised by program staff outside of the regular program hours. You will need to be in attendance with your child or make accommodations for your child to attend with another family if you wish for them to participate.

Shared group camping sites will be provided. We will not be providing accommodations for RVs/Trailers. There will be tent camping in shared group sites only. If you wish to bring an RV or trailer, please make your own arrangements using ReserveCalifornia

 

More information will become available via email as the trip gets closer.

Follow us on facebook or instagram for alerts on when more information becomes available.

 

Rafting Day

Date: TBA

 

Drop Off / Pick Up for Rafting Day will be at American River Raft Rentals

11257 S Bridge St, Gold River, CA 95670

All of your child's belongings should fit in a single gallon sized ziplock bag with their name on it. No exceptions. All JGs must have sunscreen, food, and water. We suggest not bringing a towel as it will just get wet anyways.

All JGs must be in their shorts, rashguard (NO T-SHIRT), and closed toed shoes.

Your child must be in closed toed shoes with a strap on them in order to participate in rafting day. We recommend tennis shoes, water shoes, or Crocs.

We will be on 12 man rafts traveling down the American River. Each raft will be accompanied by a State Parks Lifeguard as well as youth assistants and parents. Each child will be professionally fitted for a life vest by the American River Raft Rentals. When we get to the San Juan Rapids, we will be escorting the children down the rapids without a raft. This is completely safe as we will have many lifeguards stationed in the segment of rapids ensuring the safety of everyone. Learning how to appropriately navigate rapids without a raft is an important part of our program to equip your child with the necessary knowledge of what they should do should they ever be faced with this situation. We will model the correct positioning and ensure that each participant successfully makes it through the rapids. This task is often one of the most nerve-racking parts of the program but after they are finished they are usually begging to do it again. We never force any child to do this portion of the rafting trip but we do encourage them to watch their friends do it and to consider doing it as it is a very valuable lesson.

All JGs will be bussed back to the starting point after we get off the river so please be aware we could be back anytime between 3-3:30 PM. Pick up location will be the same as the drop off location. Pick up will be at approximately 3 PM.

 



Registration will open in Spring 2022. We will send an email out with the links to prior to registration opening. Registration will take place on Reserve California.