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The California State Park Junior Lifeguard program is designed for kids ages 8-17 and is dedicated to sharing beach and ocean safety information with its participants as well as providing a program of physical fitness, first aid, CPR and exposure to ocean oriented sports and activities, including competitions and traditional workouts such as swimming and running.

We have scholarships available please see 'Tuition assistance' and contact the Program Coordinator if you're interested in tuition assistance. 

 EIN# 68-0303606

About the program

2019 Season GroupThe North Coast Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate the community’s youth about ocean safety and recreation. Through extensive ocean interaction, exploration, and recreation, the North Coast Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. After a session at the beach, each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of the expansive Pacific Ocean and its dangerous, yet wonderful, coastline.

A typical day at North Coast Junior Guards starts with stretches and an assessment of the current ocean conditions, which prepares junior guards for the day’s events. These events can include run-swim-runs, buoy swims, boogie boarding, body surfing, surfing, lectures on topics such as lifeguard skills (rescues and first aid), and shoreline games and activities. These events are aimed to educate each Junior Guard on how to maneuver the ever changing ocean conditions, the importance of a daily workout, and maximizing the enjoyment of image of JG's in the surfliving on the coast side.

Every summer the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation offers programs in June and July in Trinidad
at Trinidad State Beach, and two one week sessions in Crescent City at Crescent beach (Enderts beach rd. access). Demand is expected to be high for the limited number of spaces available so sign up early! Please review the rules before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.




Every participant is responsible for being able to swim prior to attending the North Coast Junior Lifeguard program.

2024 Program Dates


2024 June 6/17-6/21/2024  6/24-6/28

2024 July 7/8-7/12/2024  7/15-7/19


10am - 3pm (M-F)

Trinidad State Beach 

2024 Crescent City Program Dates: 8/5-8/9  8/12-8/16

Crescent City Sessions 2024: 
Crescent Beach (Enderts beach rd. access.) 10am-3pm.