Arrival time is between 8:00am and 8:30am. During this time participants will check-in and have a few minutes to socialize with friends. At 8:40am the Jr. Guards will separate into assigned groups and walk down to the beach for morning stretching and calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, jumping-jacks, etc.). At approximately 9:00am, the groups move onto their first round of activities. Following the activity the junior guards are given a short break time to drink water, eat a snack, reapply sunscreen, etc. After this, at about 10:30am – 11:00am the groups move onto their second round of activities that takes them to free time / lunch time which happens around noon.
Activities include swims, runs, paddles, or any combination of the three, rescue training, discussions about first aid / CPR, competition practice and beach games. The younger groups, the D’s and C’s, will have shorter swims, runs and paddles especially early in the summer as the junior guards become accustomed to the physical rigors of the camp. The older groups will have longer runs, swims, and paddles in addition to more rigorous lifeguard training to prepare them for becoming a lifeguard in the future should they chose that path.