Brayden and Hugh rescue AJ and Shelly during their proficiencies for the Bronze and SRC Camp – on again January 8-14
by Michelle Gilmore
It looks like the January Bronze Camp is going to be popular! If you are thinking about joining, put your name down fast.
A sure sign that the camps are fun is that graduates come back again and again to be water safety officers for the week.
All three of our lifesavers say it is all about the friendships.
“I met heaps of people,” said 13 year old Hugh. “If we see each other at school we say hi.”
Kate, almost 17, wishes she could do her Bronze again. She’ll go back to help with water safety but says, “It’s not quite the same as being a part of it.”
Jack summed it up, “At my Bronze Camp I made more mates and became more fit and it opened opportunities for work when at uni. More than anything as a surf lifesaver, I made plenty of mates.”
Volunteering since he was 13, Jack is now paid to be a lifeguard at Southbank in Brisbane whilst he studies – all thanks to Rainbow Beach Surf Club, and his trainers on camp.
Why not have fun these school holidays and meet new friends – and gain your Surf Rescue Certificate (13 to 15 years) or bronze medallion (15 and over)?
The intense 7-day course, held January 8 to 14, has participants living in dormitory accommodation at the Surf Club. There will be adult supervision at all times along with experienced junior helpers.
The Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) is an accredited course towards your QCST (Year 12), giving 4 out of a possible 20 points.
The full cost of the Bronze Medallion course is $250 including GST. This includes training manual, Cert II workbook, full patrol uniform, patrol / club cap, club togs, hi-vis safety rash shirt or singlet, and club polo shirt; as well as food and accommodation for the week. This does not include club membership.
A swim test must be completed before the camp: a 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes (Bronze Medallion) or 200 metres in 5 minutes (SRC).
Book now as places are limited, call Mark for more information: 0427 033 160