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2024 Youth Lifeguard Leadership Camp – Now Taking Applications

Press Release

June 27th, 2024

I∙SPARC (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is pleased to present the Provincial Lifeguarding Leadership Camp, hosted in partnership with the Aboriginal Youth F.I.R.S.T. Program (Futures in Recreation & Sport Training).

This weeklong camp is open to self-identified Indigenous youth (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) of all ages and will introduce the sport of Lifesaving & Lifeguarding for both beginners and advanced athletes. The camp will be delivered by certified Lifesaving Society and PADI instructors.

Dates: August 25 – September 2, 2024

Venue: Green Bay Bible Camp in West Kelowna, BC

  • Lifesaving Stream: 13 years old by course start date & Basic swimming ability
  • Lifeguarding Stream: 15 years old by course start date & Bronze Cross certification
  • Scuba Stream: PROGRAM FULL

Click here to Apply for Lifeguard Leadership Camp

The program encourages participants to create a personal vision by providing short- and long-term opportunities in the areas of aquatics, lifesaving, scuba diving, first aid and recreational leadership. They are also encouraged to be junior leaders and, in turn, become role models for future students. Participants develop skills that prepare them for outdoor leadership opportunities and employment. All program staff are selected from these junior leaders.

Youth who complete a combination of the programs have an excellent chance of being hired by local community pools and obtaining employment in BC’s Scuba Diving industry.


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