Carlsbad State Junior Lifeguards

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If you are on Reserve California to register, You will not see the Carlsbad option till it opens at 10:00am.

 Junior Guards - Tuesday May 11th at 10:00am.

Assistants -Friday May 14th at 10:00am

 NOTE: "NEW" Junior Guards coming into Carlsbad sign up under the session for NEW. 

"RETURNING" Carlsbad Junior Guards and siblings coming into the program sign up under the session for RETURNING.

"ASSISTANTS" must have participated in Carlsbad and must be 15 years of age sign up under the session for ASSISTANTS.

 Please see Registration page.

UPDATE (March 22, 2021): Thank you for your patience, trust and continued support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the Regional Stay at Home Order lifted for all regions in the state, California State Parks is looking forward to welcoming participants back to its Junior Lifeguard programs this season. The department is currently evaluating how it can safely offer these programs in accordance with state and local health guidelines. Please check back soon for more information.

For the latest information and updates, please visit State Parks’ COVID-19 Resource Center page online at

The Carlsbad Junior Lifeguard program takes place at South Carlsbad State Beach locally known as "Ponto". We will be offering 2 week sessions this summer.Monday- Friday. We have morning sessions 8:00-11:00am and afternoon sessions 11:30am-2:30pm. The cost is $200 and sibling discount $180 for the 2 weeks.

The goal is to educate the community’s youth ages 9-15 about ocean safety and recreation. Through extensive ocean interaction, exploration, and recreation, the Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. By the end of the program each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of the expansive Pacific Ocean and its dangerous, yet wonderful, coastline.


  *Please send an e-mail to for any other questions or call 760 479-2000.

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