Junior Lifeguarding

Registration for Camp Terrier 2024 is now open!

Ages 13 – 15

Fees: Member – $625, Non-Member – $750

For campers that want to spend 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 to participate: 100 yards freestyle, one hundred yards breaststroke, fifty 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
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 – 3:45 pm Scenarios and Skill Practice
3:45-4 pm Dismissal
4 – 6 pm Extended Day*

*Optional add-on

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 depending on the availability of the space.

Junior Lifeguarding Sessions Dates
Session 4 7/15-7/19
Session 6 7/29-8/2
Session 8 8/5-8/9

Additional Information

Camp Forms: Registration is not complete until all paperwork has been submitted here, no later than Wednesday, May 1st 2024.

Member vs. Non-Member Fees: 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.

As you enroll, 50% of the camp tuition is due at registration with $100 being a non-refundable per week non-refundable deposit. Any remaining outstanding balance is due by Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, along with all necessary paperwork for your camper(s).

Payment in Full: Due by 5/1/2024.

Refund Policy: Fees paid less the $100 deposit are refundable until 5/1/2024. No refunds will be issued after 5/2/2024.

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.