Find Your Purpose

If you love to swim and care about the safety of others, find your purpose as a Junior Lifeguard or Swim Instructor! Gain the technical and interpersonal skills required of a lifeguard in addition to learning about water safety and swim instruction. Graduates of this camp will build confidence and improve leadership skills in and out of the pool. And have the opportunity to be a Y lifeguard in the future!

Camp participants need to demonstrate the ability to tread water for two minutes, swim 200 yards of varying strokes, and perform a dive up to 10 feet deep in the first class.

 

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Find the Info You Need to Know

Learn more about Junior Lifeguard Camp hours, registration, financial aid, and fees below. Read the complete list of answers to Summer Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions here.

What days and hours is Junior Lifeguard Camp offered?

Junior Lifeguard Camp runs Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. 

Is my child the right age for Junior Lifeguard Camp?

If your child is in entering grades 10-12 in the fall, then yes, they can be a Junior Lifeguard Camp camper! 

How soon can I sign my camper up for Junior Lifeguard Camp?

Registration for day camp will open in March as follows:

  • March 1 at 6:00 am: 2022 Day Camp participants, current BASE and Early Education families
  • March 8 at 6:00 am: Facility members of the YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • March 22 at 6:00 am: Open to all, including interest list
     

Weekly camp registration closes on the Wednesday prior to the camp session at 5:00 pm. For example, for camp starting on July 10, registration would close on July 5 at 5:00 pm.

Does the Y offer financial assistance for Junior Lifeguard Camp?

Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule.

Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

What is the fee to participate in Junior Lifeguard Camp?

Five-day weekly fees: $375 for Y members or $425 for Community members.

A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration. Payments draft on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp session. For example, for camp starting on July 10, payment would be draft on July 1.

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

What happens if there are school schedule changes from snow or strike days?

We recognize that these schedules are ever evolving.  We will adjust camp program dates and fees if needed and communicate any changes with you. Thanks for your patience and flexibility.

Who can I contact with registration questions?

Please email us at registration@seattleymca.org or call (206) 382-5022 and press 3. Our registration team is available between the hours of 7:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday.

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