The B group consists of Junior Guards who are 12 and 13 years old. This group of Junior Guards will be educated about the basics of lifeguarding, ocean safety, beach conditions, as well as basic first aid skills. In addition, these students will be challenged physically in events such as the pier swim, 2 mile run, B-Loop and the JG Ironman. During their time in the B group, all Junior Guards will learn how to paddle a longboard in and out of the waves safely as well as swim in challenging ocean conditions. All B’s will have the opportunity to attend an overnight campout at Camp Pendleton. We encourage all Junior Guards in the B group to strive for excellence physically and intellectually.
Zellmer and Reyes
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B Campout Information:
All “B” groups will be attending this overnight campout at Tower 28, which is north of the bluffs and Seapoint Street. Parents can deliver their children to the Bolsa Chica State Beach parking lot. The gate attendant is expecting JG parents. (The Dog Beach/Tower 26 bluff-top parking will be very crowded, and won’t be supervised). Parking or stopping on PCH is prohibited. Small wagons (or other carrying devices) are encouraged and can assist in moving camping gear, as it is approximately a half-mile walk to the campsite. Bolsa Chica parking lots are off limits for overnight stays.
Drop Off: JG’s will arrive in the Bolsa Chica State Beach parking lot between 9-9:45AM on Thursday August 4th and will be picked up the following day between 10:30-11:00AM on Friday August 5th. There will be instructors in the parking lot guiding you to your destination south of the new Bolsa Chica jetty. No children will be dropped off or picked up on PCH. Please be on time to pick up your child.
No tents will be allowed for this campout. We will provide separate large changing tents for boys and girls. All instructors and junior guards will be sleeping under the stars. Boys are placed on one side of the instructors and girls are placed on the opposite side. Instructors are on duty and work shifts during the entirety of the campout. All B’s are accounted for at all times and roll call is taken multiple times per day.
All junior guards should bring their uniforms (shirt, shorts, girls’ suit, sweatshirt, and beanie), two towels, a warm sleeping bag, and a ground cloth is recommended as well. Warm clothing is also a must for the evening (jacket, sweatshirt, long pants).
The children and instructors will be preparing dinner the first night and breakfast the next day. Please send a sack lunch with your junior guard for the first day. Also send supplemental snacks and drinks that they would like to have over the two days. If your son or daughter has any dietary concerns, please notify a Group Leader. There is no running water at the camp site, but we will bring extra water. Junior guards may also bring spending money to purchase extra snacks and drinks from the JG “snackbar” if they would like.
We highly recommend that your son or daughter bring equipment for this trip such as surfboards, body boards, wetsuits, and swim fins. They will have every opportunity to use their equipment during this trip. Additionally, we will provide junior guard equipment such as soft tops and body boards. Please note that Junior Guards can bring their cell phones, but they should be off for most of the trip as we want these kids to experience the great outdoors.
Refer to the opposite side of this letter for the equipment list for packing. Junior guards are expected to be on their best behavior and abide by the general orders laid out at the beginning of the summer. Any individual who misbehaves or who is out of line will be required to be picked up by his or her parents. Should you have any questions, please call us at (714) 374-1501.
Equipment List (Mandatory Items)
sleeping bag eating utensils
water bottles plastic bowl/plate and cup (reusable)
towels 1 pair of long pants
J.G. swimsuit shorts
hat of some sort large trash bags (2)
Optional Items and Suggested Snacks
sleeping pad Hand Wipes
ground cloth fruit
* fins/boogie board/surfboard crackers
Sandwiches drink mix/ water
* We will do our best to keep the equipment safe, Bring at your own risk!
** No tents – – – – they will not be allowed!
***Only Jr. Guards are allowed to camp on the beach. No friends or family members will be permitted to hangout or participate in the overnighter.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Reyes or Mrs. Zellmer at firstname.lastname@example.org, please include “B Overnight Campout” in the subject line. Your Jr. Guard parking passes will not work in the lots near the campsite. If you plan to park and stay for an extended period of time, be prepared to pay for parking. Early pickups must be conducted at the campsite and children must check out with an instructor. Please make arrangements with the instructor before the trip.
If e-mail is not an option please call the B group leaders at (714) 374-1501
If we are out of the office, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as quickly as possible.
Laura Zellmer and Henry Reyes
B Group Leaders