2024 Junior Lifeguard Program Information

Stoked LifeguardWho: Youth's - 8-18 years old

Where: Trinidad State Beach and Crescent beach, Crescent City.

Why: The Junior Lifeguard program is a unique and challenging aquatic program to educate community youth about safe ocean recreation. Our goal is to maintain a safe and enjoyable beach environment by educating future generations about coastal currents, swells, aquatic life and self-rescue. Prevention is the best form of lifeguarding.
Develop Ocean Safety! Learn about the local environment! Have fun!

When: Every summer!  One week sessions are available between June, July and August in Trinidad with 2 sessions lasting one week in August in Crescent City. All sessions will run Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, regardless of location.

Program Locations and Dates:

Lifeguards protecting our JG'sTrinidad Sessions 2024:                      

Trinidad State Beach 

2024 June 6/17-6/21/2024  6/24-6/28

2024 July 7/8-7/12/2024  7/15-7/19

2024 August 


10am - 3pm (M-F)

Trinidad State Beach 

The Trinidad sessions of North Coast Junior Lifeguards are held primarily at the Trinidad State Beach from 10-3 unless otherwise stated. Drop off should be before 10 am to allow time to get down to the beach and ready for stretches at 10 am SHARP.

Trinidad                            Crescent City Sessions 2024:                     

                           Crescent Beach  8/5-8/9  8/12-8/16

Del Norte Coast Junior lifeguards will be held at Crescent beach in Crescent City. Look for the easy up and the swarm of junior lifeguards down on the beach, we will all be ready to stretch and get in the water at 10 am sharp. (Enderts Beach rd. Access.)

Program Fees:

Enrollment  is $250.00 (one week) and includes a uniform t-shirt and hoodie. Scholarships are available for families who may struggle to pay enrollent in full, please contact the JG coordinator (contact us link) for details, info. will be kept confidential. 

JG's may enroll in all sessions.

Payment credit card only
Tuition assistance may be available, please inquire with the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator.
If you are interested in making a donation please contact us at (707) 499-9624.

Tryout test consists of the following:

Happy timesEvery participant in the program regardless of age or past programs attended must be able to swim 

 We understand the it can be difficult for some families to obtain swim lessons in our rural area. We try to work with particpants from all dispositions and we want to encourage as many youths in Humboldt County to learn water safety as we can. However, all participants must know how to swim, before signing up for the North Coast Junior Lifeguard program. If anyone wants to sign up for the program and has not obtained swim lessons contact the program coordinator and we can potentially arrange swim lessons with our staff prior to our program start date(s):

Dillon Cleavenger



Try out dates and Locations

2024 Jr. Lifeguard Tryouts Dates & Location
First day of your program!

At North Coast Junior Lifeguards safety is our primary concern, parents must be aware that our ocean is inherently dangerous. Our entire staff is professionally trained as state park lifeguards and we feel very confident about keeping our program participants safe throughout the program. 

If you have any questions pleae reach out to the program coordinator, we want to work with, inspire and educate as many people as possible.

Returning Junior Guards

Returning JG's ages 14-17 are encouraged to try out for JG instructor aid positions.
Please contact North coast Junior Lifeguards @ (707) 499-9624 for more information.


team photoParticipants will receive 1 shirt and 1 hoodie included in the tuition. Junior Guards are required to wear navy trunks or sweats of their choice. These items are to be worn daily as part of the required uniform, for camaraderie, safety and identification purposes. It is recommended that participants wear a Speedo / Jammer / 1 piece or 2 piece style swim suit under the uniform trunks for ease of changing in and out of wet suits.

Wet suits will generally be required for ocean activities. It is strongly recommended that your child acquire his or her own 4/3 or 5/4 surf style wet suit for daily use. There is no guarantee a wet suit will be available for those that do not have there own.

There will be brightly colored rash guards provided that participants will be required to wear on the outside of their wet suits when involved in ocean activities.

Wet suits can be purchased or rented from the below Humboldt/ Del Norte County businesses. 

The Shop, Arcata CA                          Local Boys Surf Shop

(707) 822-2248                                  (707) 460-6060                           
theshopsurf@gmail.com                       localboys503@gmail.com