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Jr. Waterman Beach Camps

Registration for B.A.L.F Junior Waterman Beach Camps is now open!

 

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B.A.L.F. Junior Waterman’s Camp 

(Beach Activities Lifestyle Fun)

 

Our B.A.L.F. program is a summer, day camp focused on safe-fun junior watermen skill development such as boogie-boarding, body surfing, stand-up paddling, and various beach activities. Our activities always include an education on ocean safety (riptides, surf, creatures, etc.) while having fun! Your child will learn necessary ocean skills and will stay active by riding waves, stand-up paddling, doing run-swim-runs, body surfing, boogie boarding, canoeing, outrigger and, yes, even sand-castle building! This program will condition your child for a junior lifeguard program and assist in building comfort and confidence in the ocean, beach and bay.

 

We meet at different beaches during our camp so that campers can play in and understand the unique conditions and characteristics of each beach. We typically meet in Long Beach near Granada Street, Alamitos Bay at 68th Street or Bayshore, Naples, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach and may even include a road trip to other Southern O.C. beaches such as Huntington or El Moro.

 

Campers spend time with highly qualified Senior Watermen that come from a variety of skilled aquatics backgrounds. Many are competitive ocean swimmers or paddlers, are current lifeguards and bring a unique ocean perspective to the group. Campers in the past have even met with world-class champions of surfing!

 

B.A.L.F. camps are structured in four, two-week (6-day) sessions meeting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, eight weeks total. Discount provided for signing up for multiple sessions. 

 

2018 Camp Dates:

Days: M/T/W for two weeks

Time: 1:20-4:00p.m.

Location: Usually at Sunsets Cabana at Granada Street + field trips

Ages: Younger, ages 6-8  Older, ages: 9-13

Session I:    June 18-June 27 Register for Session I, here

Session II:   July 2-July 11    Register for Session II, here

Session III:  July 16-July 25  Register for Session III, here

Session IV:  July 30-Aug 8     Register for Session IV, here

 

 

 

 

In order to promote safety in the sun, the B.A.L.F uniform is mandatory:

 

 

Hat

Sunglasses

Sunblock

Sandals

Rashguard

Bathing Suit and $1 in suit

Towel around neck

 

On certain days, campers can bring their boogie boards, fins or surfboards. If you don’t have it, not to worry, we can provide it!

 

 

 

 

 

A sample itinerary from past BALF camps:

 

Monday

Bayside Run-Swim-Run

Swim & run relays and lifeguard conditioning

Jumping off swim dock at Bayshore

Open-water swimming tips and acclimation

Finish day with ice cream cone

Pick up and drop off at Granada

 

Tuesday

Meet at Naples Fountain

Visit Jericho Poplar-Barlow, the 1977 women's world champ of surfing

Paddling clinic with Jericho in Naples Canal-SUP, prone and knee paddling

Surf stories, discussion of waterman skills

Healthy snack at Jericho’s 

Pick up at Naples Fountain

 

Wednesday

Trip to Warner Circle, Bolsa Chica--Bring boogie boards and fins!

Review head and neck safety and identify ocean conditions (riptides, etc.)

Introduction to boogie board skills

Practice long rides to the beach and paddling back out

Pack a small snack and water

Beach games such as frisbee, flags, relays, etc.

 

 

 

 

B.A.L.F. Sessions & Fees 2018

 

Session I: June 18-June 27     Register for Session I, here

Session II: July 2-July 11        Register for Session II, here

Session III: July 16-July 25     Register for Session III, here

Session IV: July 30-Aug 8       Register for Session IV, here

 

AAU Membership (insurance): $14 (Register online once--valid for the summer--all camp dates)

Any One Session: $207 

Any Two Sessions – Special Price: $372 

Any Three Sessions – Special Price: $558 

All Summer – Best Value: $774

(2nd Sibling discount – subtract $25 per session) 

(3rd+ Sibling discount – subtract $50 per session) 

 

There is a parent meeting on the first day of each session to meet the coaches, receive the itineraries, and go over safety. Plan on staying for an extra 1/2 hour when you drop off on your first day!

 

 

Interested in signing up for B.A.L.F.?

Contact us here and we will put you on our email list for registration announcements!

Online registration is now available here.

 

 

Check out some of our B.A.L.F. fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in signing up for B.A.L.F.?

 

Online registration is now available!