Summer Camps

Summer 2017

Summer Camps - 2017

Regional Parks offers camps and classes each spring and summer as part of their active lifeguard training program for children and teens age 9 and older (7 and older for Discovery Camps.)  Register today!

Camp Date Location Fees
Rushing Down the Russian River Kayak Camp - THIS CAMP IS FULL
July 10 -
July 13
Healdsburg Memorial Beach $250
Discovery Camp - Wildlife Detectives - CANCELED July 10 -
July 14
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Spring Lake Junior Guard Camp July 17 -
July 21
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Discovery Camp - Exploring Our Sonoma Roots - CANCELED July 17 -
July 21
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Rushing Down the Russian River Kayak Camp - THIS CAMP IS FULL July 24 -
July 27
Healdsburg Memorial Beach $250
Spring Lake Junior Guard Camp July 31 -  
Aug. 4
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Discovery Camp - Wildlife Detectives  July 31 -
Aug. 4
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Endless Summer Surf Camp Aug. 7 -
Aug. 10
Doran Regional Park $250
Discovery Camp - Exploring Our Sonoma Roots Aug. 7 -
Aug. 11
Spring Lake Regional Park $190
Refund Policy: Refunds will be honored up to two weeks before the beginning of camp. To change camps, please call Sonoma County Regional Parks at (707) 565-2041. There is no charge to change camps, but the camp in which you want to register must have availability.   

Camp Descriptions

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Spring Lake Junior Guard Camp
June 12-16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Swimming lagoon), Santa Rosa

All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Regional Parks invites participants to start their rescue careers with our expert open-water lifeguards. Campers ages 9 to 16 will learn swimming and paddling rescues, boating safety, first aid and CPR. Highlights include kayaking, swimming, time on the new inflatable Water Park, and a final competition to show-off learned skills and a barbecue. Families are encouraged to attend.

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Surf Camp
June 19-22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Doran Regional Park (Cypress day-use parking lot), Bodega Bay

Catch some waves with us! California is associated with surfer culture, but not all of the state’s coastline is the same. Our section in Sonoma County is rugged, the water is colder, the waves are bigger, and the ocean wilder. For this surf camp, our expert lifeguards will create a safe and rewarding ocean experience. Spend days on the water surfing, learning rescue techniques, and participating in fun activities related to protecting the ocean. Families are invited to camp at the beach for the week and can reserve a spot at sonomacountyparks.org.

Wetsuits with a thickness of at least 4/3mm and booties are required. Bodega Bay Surf Shack will provide discounted rentals, but campers must be sized at the Surf Shack by closing on June 16.

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Discovery Camp - Wildlife Detectives
June 19 - 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Spring Lake Regional Park (Environmental Discovery Center), Santa Rosa

Touch a living sea star at the tide pool, learn to track wild animals, even set up a wildlife camera to catch photos of animals in the park! Campers will get the chance to splash in the Water Park, swim in the lagoon, and boat on Spring Lake. 

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Surf Camp History Edition
June 26-29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Doran Regional Park (Cypress day-use parking lot), Bodega Bay

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary as we look back at 50 years of surfing the North Coast while learning the art and majesty of the sport. Look back at 50 years of surf style to see what has changed and imagine the future of surfing.  Days will be spent surfing, learning about local marine life, and teaching campers how they can be stewards of the coast to keep it pristine for the next 50 years. Families are invited to camp at the beach for the week and can reserve a spot at sonomacountyparks.org.

Wetsuits with a thickness of at least 4/3mm and booties are required. Bodega Bay Surf Shack will provide discounted rentals, but campers must be sized at the Surf Shack by closing on June 23.

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Rushing down the Russian River Kayak Camp - THIS CAMP IS FULL

July 10-13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, Healdsburg

Have you spent lazy summer days paddling the jewel of Sonoma County waterways? Take a paddling trip from Del Rio Woods in Healdsburg to Steelhead Beach in Forestville. This four-day 12-mile water trek will be interspersed with games, challenges, and learning about the ecology of the Russian River. On the last day of the trip, we will meet with our partners at the Sonoma County Water Agency to learn where our water comes from. Ages 9 and up. 

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Spring Lake Junior Guard Camp
July 17-21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Swimming lagoon), Santa Rosa

All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Regional Parks invites participants to start their rescue careers with our expert open-water lifeguards. Campers ages 9 to 16 will learn swimming and paddling rescues, boating safety, first aid and CPR. Highlights include kayaking, swimming, time on the new inflatable Water Park, and a final competition to show-off learned skills and a barbecue. Families are encouraged to attend.

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Rushing down the Russian River Kayak Camp - THIS CAMP IS FULL

July 24-27, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, Healdsburg

Have you spent lazy summer days paddling the jewel of Sonoma County waterways? Take a paddling trip from Del Rio Woods in Healdsburg to Steelhead Beach in Forestville. This four-day 12-mile water trek will be interspersed with games, challenges, and learning about the ecology of the Russian River. On the last day of the trip, we will meet with our partners at the Sonoma County Water Agency to learn where our water comes from. Ages 9 and up. 

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Spring Lake Junior Guard Camp
July 31 - August 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Swimming lagoon), Santa Rosa

All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Regional Parks invites participants to start their rescue careers with our expert open-water lifeguards. Campers ages 9 to 16 will learn swimming and paddling rescues, boating safety, first aid and CPR. Highlights include kayaking, swimming, time on the new inflatable Water Park, and a final competition to show-off learned skills and a barbecue. Families are encouraged to attend.

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Discovery Camp - Wildlife Detectives
July 31-August 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Spring Lake Regional Park (Environmental Discovery Center), Santa Rosa

Touch a living sea star at the tide pool, learn to track wild animals, even set up a wildlife camera to catch photos of animals in the park! Campers will get the chance to splash in the Water Park, swim in the lagoon, and boat on Spring Lake. 

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Endless Summer Surf Camp
August 7-10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m
Doran Regional Park (Cypress day-use parking lot), Bodega Bay

Do you wish summer would never end? Everyone has to go back to school at some point, so instead of spending the last week of summer thinking it’s a bummer, surf campers can capture the essence of the summer vibe by surfing with their favorite counselors for one last week. Families are invited to camp at the beach for the week and can reserve a spot at sonomacountyparks.org.

Wetsuits with a thickness of at least 4/3mm and booties are required. Bodega Bay Surf Shack will provide discounted rentals, but campers must be sized at the Surf Shack by closing on August 4. 

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Discovery Camp - Exploring Our Sonoma Roots
August 7-11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spring Lake Regional Park (Swimming lagoon), Santa Rosa

If it has to do with hands-on science and outdoor play for children 7-11 years old, we are all over it! In honor of Regional Parks’ 50th, we invite campers to take a deeper look at our local environment. Join us for storytelling, puppet shows, befriending turtles and more! Campers will also get the chance to splash at the Water Park, swim in the lagoon, and go boating on Spring Lake.  Families are encouraged to attend.

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Life Guards in Training (LGIT)

Sonoma County Regional Parks Life Guards in Training (LGIT) program is a volunteer work experience opportunity for teens 13 and older. Participants will meet new friends and gain valuable work experience, especially if they are interested in becoming open-water lifeguards for Regional Parks.

Duties:  Assist Regional Parks’ lifeguards in leading activities at summer camps, act as role models for the Junior Lifeguard campers, enforce health and safety regulations, help maintain camp equipment, and maintain a kind, supportive, responsible, professional and fun attitude.

Requirements:  Must be at least 13 years of age by June 10, 2017; no exceptions. LGIT’s must have previously participated in the camp they wish to work for. They must attend training sessions and commit to attending two full camps. (This means the entirety of the camp.) Qualified applicants will be interviewed by phone.

Cost: $200 registration/materials fee, which covers all camps the LGIT may participate in.

Applications: Due by 5 p.m., May 1, 2017. PDF fileFor more information and to fill out form (66 kB)

Summer Camps

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Questions?

For more information about camps or lifeguard training, contact:

David Robinson
Program Manager

(707) 565-2824

David.Robinson@sonoma-county.org

Or 

Visit the Summer Camps page

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