Welcome to the 2018 Sandbridge Junior Lifeguard Camps! These camps are designed to
teach your child beach safety, awareness of surroundings, physical fitness and respect for
the duties of our lifeguards…all while having FUN! All camp proceeds go to benefit A
Dolphin’s Promise. A Dolphin’s Promise is local nonprofit organization that supports cancer
research and individuals fighting the battle.
The Junior Lifeguard Camp is for children ages 8-11 years old. For the safety of your child,
he/she will have to be able to swim a minimum of 50 meters (1 lap/2 lengths of a rec center
pool). Children who are unable to swim may not be able to safely participate in camp and
therefore will have to be picked up by a parent.
The Advanced Junior Lifeguard Camp was created for children ages 12 – 16 years of age.
With Beach Lifeguards as instructors, this program teaches water safety, first aid
techniques, builds self-confidence, and helps to prepare interested youths for work as a
lifeguard. Due to the physical nature of this camp, your child should be able to swim 100
meters continuously (2 laps of a rec center pool). If your child is unable to meet this task
they may be unable to safely participate in the camp and will have to be picked up by a
Please remember to bring the following items to camp each day: water
bottle (with name on it), sunscreen, bug spray and a beach towel. These items
are optional: boogie or body board, hat, or sunglasses. Please have
sunscreen applied before dropping your child off.
Lunch will be provided both days of the camp for children ages 8-11 years old. If your child
has any food allergies please let us know before the start of camp. Children participating in
the advanced camp for 12-16 year olds must bring their own snacks and lunch for the camp
days. On the last day of camp there will be a cookout. If your child has any allergies to food
please let us know before the start of camp.
Please drop your child off at Little Island Park Lifeguard Office (located above the snack
bar) no later than 8:00am. Please pick your child up promptly at the end of camp (1pm for the
junior camp and 2pm for the advanced camp).
On the last day of each camp there will be an opportunity for the parents to learn HandsOnly
CPR. Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr., a former volunteer rescue squad
member, helped kick off the Virginia Beach Hands-Only CPR program at the Shamrock
Marathon Health Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Saturday, March 16. Virginia
Beach is one of five cities nationwide selected by the American Heart Association for a
Hands-Only CPR Training Grant that will help turn residents into lifesavers.
We are now actively recruiting individuals and organizations to become a partner with the
Virginia Beach EMS Volunteer Hands Only CPR program. With this train-the-trainer/Hands
Only CPR program we can train individuals in hands only CPR and empower thousands of
Virginia Beach citizens to save lives. The entire training takes approximately 15 minutes. Any
health care provider or public safety worker can train willing citizens with these kits.
Citizens that attend one of the Volunteer Hands Only CPR programs will receive a free
American Heart Association CPR Anytime Friends and Family Learning Kit. The hands-only
training kits, include a DVD video, instructions and a specially designed mannequin. This will
empower them to teach their friends, family, co-workers and neighbors this valuable lifesaving
Those that attend the Volunteer Hands Only CPR program will not only leave with the
knowledge on how to save a life by checking for responsiveness, activating the 911 system
and providing hands only compressions, but will also be provided with the tools to train
others. The American Heart Association CPR Anytime Friends and Family Learning Kit will
allow citizens to practice and share the skills obtained in the Hands Only course as well as
gain valuable knowledge and information on the use of AEDs, helping a choking victim and
If you should have any questions about the camp or A Dolphin’s Promise, please do not
hesitate to call us. Thank you for your participation, looking forward to working with you
Cat Watson Meyon Burns
Lifeguard Operations Supervisor A Dolphin’s Promise
Department of Emergency Medical Services firstname.lastname@example.org