Get a taste of what itís like being a part of the Assateague State Park Beach Patrol by training with the lifeguards! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and get involved with many different components of lifeguarding, including lessons about beach and ocean ecology; basic surf rescue techniques; physical fitness challenges; and rescue equipment and how it is used.
This camp is open to Assateague State Park campers as well as Day Use visitors. Camp meets at Lifeguard Office at Assateague State Park Concession building. The cost is $10 per participant for the 2-day camp. For more information about the Assateague State Park Junior Beach Patrol, contact us at (410) 641-2918 (Ranger Station opens April 23, 2014).
Registration for the 2014 Junior Beach Patrol Program will be available beginning April 23, 2014. At that time, an online registration form will be available or you can register in person at the State Park Ranger Station.
Junior Beach Patrol Program
Ages: 7 Ė 15
Wednesdays and Thursdays (2-day session)
10:15 a.m. Ė 12:00 p.m.
Session 1: June 18th and June 19th
Session 2: June 25th and June 26th
Session 3: July 2nd and July 3rd
Session 4: July 9th and July 10th
Session 5: July 16th and July 17th
Session 6: July 23rd and July 24th
Session 7: July 30th and July 31st
Session 8: August 6th and August 7th
Session 9: August 13th and August 14th
* Equipment is provided. Registered participants receive a water bottle and certificate of completion. Participants should wear bathing suits, sunscreen, and hats are recommended. Service charge of $10 per participant. Pre-registration beginning April 23, 2014 by phone or e-mail is recommended. Space is limited.
Assateague State Park 2014 Junior Beach Patrol Registration
Please print clearly
Name of Child: ______________________________________________________________
Birth Date: _____________ Age: _____________
Parent/guardian name: ______________________________________________________
Street or P.O. Box: __________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ______________________________________________________________
Telephone (H): _________________________ Telephone (W): _____________________
Telephone (C): _________________________
Campsite # (if applicable): _______________
Can your child swim? Yes/ No
Can your child tread water? Yes/ No
Please use the space below to provide any pertinent medical information (medical considerations, allergies, special needs, etc):
Please register my child for the following sessions.
June 18th & June 19th _________________
June 25th & June 26th _________________
July 8th & July 10th _________________
July 2nd & July 3rd _________________
July 9th & July 10th _________________
July 16th & July 17th _________________
July 23rd & July 24th _________________
July 30th & July 31st _________________
August 6th & August 7th _________________
August 13th & August 14th _________________
In signing this application, I affirm that my child is in good health, capable of performing the required exercise to participate, and that I accept as my personal responsibility the hazards of such participation. Hazards of the Junior Beach Patrol program include, but are not limited to: sun exposure, personal fatigue, deep water, currents, etc. I agree to hold harmless Assateague State Park and all of its employees, officers, and agents in the event of an injury occurring to my child. I recognize that participating in these activities has a certain amount of risk and that injury is always possible. I certify that my child is, to the best of my knowledge, physically able to participate in this activity. I assume full financial responsibility for medical expenses arising out of such an injury. I hereby authorize the camp director to act for me according to his or her best judgment in any emergency medical situation. I further authorize Assateague State Park staff to transport my child as needed between sites within the park in Maryland Park Service vehicles as needed.
Camperís Health Insurance information (if applicable):
I also understand that by participating in the Junior Beach Patrol Program, my child will not be certified as a Professional Lifeguard, nor will they be trained in the full range of skills and responsibilities that Professional Lifeguards obtain. Therefore my child and I understand that he/she is never to attempt a rescue in any real-life situation, but instead should seek help from an adult and call 911.
I hereby grant to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and to its employees, agents and assigns the right to photograph my dependent and use the photo and or other digital reproduction of him/her or other reproduction of his/her physical likeness for publication processes, whether electronic, print, digital or electronic publishing via the Internet.
Please Circle: Yes / No
Parent/Guardian Signature & Date
Full payment will be collected upon check-in at first session of Junior Beach Patrol Program.
Please mail application to:
Assateague State Park - Junior Beach Patrol
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin, MD 21811
The park is located at the end of Stephen Decatur Highway (Route 611.) From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, head east on Route 50 towards Ocean City and turn right onto Route 611. From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, take Route 13 north to Pocomoke City. Turn right onto Route 113 and head north toward Snow Hill. Stay on Route 113 to Berlin. Turn right onto Assateague Road (Route 376.) When it ends, turn right onto Stephen Decatur Highway (Route 611.)
Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin MD 21811
Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
Contact the Park Service
- Toll Free: 1-800-830-3974
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- Park Watch: 1-800-825-7275
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