Students can learn about water safety at Daytona State camps


Daytona State College will host two water-skills camps in July.

Junior Lifeguarding Camp is scheduled July 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants ages 11-14 will learn water safety and rescue skills, basic first aid and CPR for infants, children and adults. Aspects of pool, water park and ocean lifeguarding also will be covered. The camp includes trips to Daytona Lagoon to shadow water park lifeguards and to the beach to learn more about ocean lifesaving and how the beach patrol operates.

Campers who successfully complete covered material will receive an American Red Cross Community Water Safety and CPR certificate. Participants should bring bathing suit, towel and dry change of clothes. Camp participants must be pre-registered and bring lunch. Lunch time will be supervised and students will remain with their camps.  Parents are welcome to volunteer or visit anytime. Cost for this five-day camp is $130.

From July 9-13, a scuba camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Upon successful completion of this camp, participants ages 12-18 will receive a lifetime SSI World Wide SCUBA certification. Instructors from Spruce Creek SCUBA will teach this weeklong camp consisting of classroom work, pool time and five checkout dives at area springs.

Participants must attend all classes and complete skill requirements to obtain certification. Textbooks, camp T-shirt, rental equipment and tanks will be provided. Students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel, weight and weight belt. A mandatory parent meeting will be held Wednesday, June, 20 at 6 p.m. Cost for this five-day camp is $150.

The camps will be held at the Daytona Beach Campus, Lemerand Center (#310), 1200 W. Int’l. Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

For more information call 386-506-4386 or visit



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