Welcome to the Oceano Dunes JG Program!

Dear Junior Lifeguard Families and Prospective New Participants,

Welcome to the Junior Lifeguard Program here at Oceano Dunes! Our program began in 2013 and we are planning another action packed educational program for our participants.  

Registration will open April 2024! Visit the registration information tab for more information.

Visit ReserveCalifornia.com to register.

2024 Program Dates:
Session I 2024: June 10 - June 28
Session II 2024: July 8 - July 28
The program runs Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Price for one session: $275.00

If you'd like to be added to the email list please email: kaitlyn.tolin@parks.ca.gov

Be sure to check out our new Instagram page and tag us in your JG experience! @oceanodunes.jg

Located in the tabs to the right are enrollment documents and the Parent Handbook. Please take the time to read and share the information contained in the handbook with your Junior Lifeguard. You will also find the handbook invaluable before, during, and after the program when you have questions about:

• Tryout testing standards
• Tuition Assistance Program
• Behavioral expectations of students
• Tryout waiver for returning Junior Lifeguard
• Refund policy
• Disciplinary procedure
• Important contact information

Jr Lifeguards in group activityProgram Objectives:
The objective of the Oceano Dunes Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety education. Further, the program is designed to improve young people's physical conditioning, understanding of the environment, and respect for themselves and others.

Recreational objectives are accomplished by instruction and practice in: open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, body boarding, surfboard riding, skin diving, and self rescue. Respect for the environment is increased by the understanding gained by the student’s daily physical contact with the environment and through lecture and discussion of pertinent marine and environmental topics. Increased respect for themselves is gained through the student’s personal progress and pride in self-accomplishment. Respect for others is increased by the student’s constant contact with compassionate Instructors and by working with other youths in a team-building environment.

The Junior Lifeguard Program is using these special opportunities to introduce non-traditional user groups to the wonders of the marine and aquatic recreation environments. It is our hope that by offering recreational opportunities to our youth that we will increase the quality of our present and future communities.