Junior Lifeguard Program

Ages 10-15

The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed for those with proficient swimming skills to become familiar with the aquatic environment, its hazards, and the demands of the job of a lifeguard. Participants will be actively involved with CCPRC beach and waterpark lifeguards, learning the basics of aquatic rescue. Lessons and activities include environmental awareness, first-aid, ocean proofing, physical training, rescue equipment, teamwork, and waterpark visits.

This is a very physically-demanding program in which junior guards are required to participate in running, ocean swimming, and lifeguarding drills. 

2022 Summer Camp Mask Policy

Charleston County Parks will follow the masking guidance for summer camps provided by the CDC and Charleston County that is in effect at the time of your child’s camp. 

Program Dates & Registration

Links to online registration are below. If you’d rather register by phone, you must complete an activity waiver online before calling to register. The call agent is unable to sign a waiver for you and will not be able to register you without one.

  1. Ages 10-11
  2. Ages 12-13
  3. Ages 14-15

Ages 10-11

Dates & Locations

  • June 13-17 at Folly Beach County Park 
  • June 27 - July 1 at Isle of Palms County Park
  • *July 5-8 at Folly Beach County Park
  • July 18-22 at Isle of Palms County Park
  • July 25-29 at Folly Beach County Park
  • August 1-5 at Isle of Palms County Park

Registration & Fees

(*July 5-8 session has reduced fee of $252)

Camp Schedule

Folly Beach County Park Weekly Schedule
Isle of Palms County Park Weekly Schedule


First-time participants must pass a 75-yard swim test prior to the first day of the session. Swim tests are scheduled at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mt. Pleasant at Splash Island at 9 a.m. on May 21 and June 4, and at James Island County Park at Splash Zone at 9 a.m. on May 28 and June 11. Minimum enrollment required two weeks prior to the first day.