MONTEREY JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS

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Updated (June 23, 2020): California State Parks has cancelled the 2020 Junior Lifeguard Program as the state continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Participants who have signed up for the program are being notified and refunds will be provided automatically.

For more than 50 years, the Junior Lifeguard Program has emphasized teamwork, leadership and aquatic safety while introducing young people, ages 9 to 16, to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program consists of day camps, usually lasting three to five weeks, that provide instruction in first aid, CPR, ocean safety, rescue techniques, surfing and bodyboarding. The State of California values programs such as this one, but it is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the junior lifeguards, their families and program instructors. State Parks will consult with public safety partners and health experts on how to move forward with the 2021 program.
 
For the most up-to-date information on how the department is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

WELCOME TO THE MONTEREY JUNIOR LIFEGUARD WEBSITE.

 **IMPORTANT NOTICE** 

Due to current events the 2020 Monterey Junior Lifeguard Program has been cancelled.

California State Parks has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Junior Lifeguard Program as the state continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Participants who have signed up for the program are being notified and refunds will be provided automatically. 


For more than 50 years, the Junior Lifeguard Program has emphasized teamwork, leadership and aquatic safety while introducing young people, ages 9 to 16, to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The State of California values programs such as this one, but it is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the junior lifeguards, their families and program instructors. State Parks will consult with public safety partners and health experts on how to move forward with the 2021 program.

Follow State Parks on social media - Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or visit www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve for the most up-to-date information on how the department is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

*Prior to registration, you must create an account on ReserveCalifornia.com and list the JG's you would like to enroll as dependants on your account.  Please visit our 'Sign Up' link for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to register.  Please note that the links to register will not be active until TBA.

2020 Session Dates:

Session 1:  June 8th - July 3rd (CANCELLED)

Session 2:  July 6th- July 31st (CANCELLED)

Summer Activities:

This unique program gives local youth in Monterey County the opportunity to receive instruction and practice in ocean safety awareness skills, paddle boarding, body surfing, surfing, snorkeling, calisthenics, self rescue and more!  We will also have field trips during each session of the program. Some of the fields trips include days at Point Lobos State Reserve, Lovers Point picnic area, Santa Cruz JG competition, and Asilomar State Beach. This program gives young men and women the opportunity to be in top physical condition as well as develop ocean awareness skills not only for their own benefit, but also for the long term maitnenance and preservation of the ocean environment.

WHO: Boys and Girls Ages: 9-15
WHERE: Monterey State Beach (Roberts parking Lot at the S.Beach at the end of Sand Dunes Drive)
WHEN: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.