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Registration for Camp Terrier 2023 is now open!

Camp Terrier – Junior Lifeguarding

Ages 11 – 15

Fees: Member – $605, Non-Member – $725

For campers that want to spend most of their day at the pool, the Junior Lifeguards group offers just that. In accordance with American Red Cross guidelines, campers will receive instruction in a variety of water safety techniques and skills, as well as offering them the opportunity to shadow lifeguards on duty. The program will introduce campers to lifesaving skills, and is designed to prepare them for a full lifeguarding course at age 15. As part of the course, campers will be assessed with a written and practical exam conducted by certified American Red Cross instructors. Campers who pass both exams will receive Basic Water Rescue, First Aid, and Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED certifications from the American Red Cross. Weather permitting, lunch will be eaten outside each day.

*Please note: This is not a learn-to-swim program. Campers must be able to perform the following in order to participate: 100 yards freestyle, 100 yards breaststroke, 50 yards backstroke, 1 minute treading water


Campers must be able to complete:

  • 100 yard freestyle
  • 50 yard backstroke
  • 100 yard breaststroke
  • 1 minute of treading water

*NEW in 2023!* Extended Day

The daily schedule for summer 2023 will be as follows:

8:30 – 9 am: Drop-Off
9 am – 4 pm: Standard Camp Day
4 pm: Dismissal
4 – 6 pm: Extended Day

Campers at Extended Day will have access to a diverse range of activities from 4 – 6 pm, including arts & crafts and gym games. Recreational swim and climbing may also be offered on some days depending on the availability of the space.

Additional Information

Camp Forms: Registration is not complete until all paperwork has been submitted here. Paperwork, including proof of COVID-19 vaccination, is due by 5/1/2023.

Initial Payment: Payment equal to $100 per week registered is due at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable. Please note: The registration system will default to the total amount due. In order to pay just the initial deposit, you will need to change the Amount To Be Paid Today* to the Minimum Amount Due Today during the checkout process.

Payment in Full: Due by 5/1/2023.

Refund Policy: Fees paid less the $100 deposit are refundable until 5/1/2023. No refunds will be issued after 5/2/2023.

Member vs. Non-Member Fees: In order to receive the member discount, the camper must be a FitRec member with an active DEPENDENT membership from time of registration until the conclusion of camp.

Typical Day
8:30 – 9 am Drop-Off
9 – 10 am First Aid/CPR
10 am – 12 pm Basic Water Rescues
12 – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 3 pm First Aid/CPR or Water Rescues
3 – 4 pm Scenarios and Skill Practice
4 pm Dismissal
4 – 6 pm Extended Day*

*Optional add-on

Junior Lifeguarding Sessions Dates
Session 4 7/10 – 7/14
Session 5 7/17 – 7/21
Session 6 7/24 – 7/28
Session 7 7/31 – 8/4

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000) and be licensed by the City of Boston Board of Health.

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