Cadet Program Overview

Program Description:
This is the perfect program if you want to train like a lifeguard. Maybe you’re too old for Junior Lifeguards or maybe you were in the Aide program and now looking for a challenge…. Then the Junior Cadet program is for you! This is for ages 14-17. The Cadet program will challenge you physically and mentally. You will be training like a lifeguard. Under the supervision of a veteran lifeguard, Junior Cadets will be challenged to complete long distance swims and paddles, in-depth skill practice, training with the lifeguard staff, lots of physical training, and gain insider knowledge of how to become an EBRPD lifeguard. If you hope to become a lifeguard one day, this is THE program is what you want to be in!


Program Schedule:
The Junior Cadet program is organized as a two-week session. Four sessions will be offered this summer. The sessions are only offered as a full day class. Those interested must apply by May 1st. Cadets must submit an application to the Aquatic Assistant and be accepted into the program prior to registration. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application packet. Only 12 applicants will be chosen for each session. 

The Cadet program meets Monday through Friday. There will be a field trip one day during each session. Parents will need to provide transportation. Information will be given once accepted into the program.

  • Session 1: June 17 - June 28
    • Crown Beach Field Trip June 28, details provided following acceptance
  • Session 2: July 1 - July 12 (no class 7/4)
    • Crown Beach Field Trip, July 12, details provided following acceptance
  • Session 3: July 15 - July 26
    • ‚ÄčCrown Beach Field Trip, July 26, details provided following acceptance
  • Session 4: July 29 - August 09
    • Crown Beach Field Trip, August 09th, details prvided following acceptance

*Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am
*Pick-up: 4:00-4:30pm

*Monitored lunch time: 12:00pm-12:30p

Note: Parents are responsible for arranging the prompt pick-up of participants during the pick-up times listed above. Alternatively, parents may select the “Walk” option from the waiver submitted on the child’s first day of participation. Junior Cadets may wear the Junior Cadet uniform at EBRPD aquatic facilities only when participating in a Junior Cadet Program unit for which they are registered.

Fees: $400 (includes 2 week session, full uniform, and two American Red Cross certifications in CPR/AED and First Aid)

Camperships: May be applied to the Junior Cadet program. Cadets have a co-pay of $100.

Optional Fee: A limited supply of sweatshirts will be available for purchase the FIRST day of the session. Please bring a check or money order for $25 if interested. All sizes may not be available. Sweatshirts are not a required uniform item.