Junior Lifeguard Program

Ages 10-16

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. Campers 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. There is a 4:1 junior lifeguard-to-staff ratio with 12 participants per session.

Camp Dates & Registration

Links to online registration are below. If you’d rather register by phone, you must complete a 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
  4. Advanced Ages 15-16

Ages 10-11

Dates & Locations

  • June 17-21 at Folly Beach County Park
  • July 8-12 at Isle of Palms County Park
  • July 22-26 at Folly Beach County Park
  • August 5-9 at Isle of Palms County Park

Registration & Fees

First-time participants must pass a 75-yard swim test prior to the first day of the session. Swim tests are scheduled at Splash Island Waterpark in Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park at 9 a.m. on May 18 and June 1 and at Splash Zone Waterpark at James Island County Park at 9 a.m. on May 25 and June 8.

We reserve the right to use photos or videos taken of visitors while they are at Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission facilities or events for publicity purposes. Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.