Junior Development Camps

2018-2019 Dates for Junior Development Camps
U13   Camp Dates  7 – 9 December 2018
U11   Camp Dates  15 – 17 February 2019

Dev Camp Application and Info form
Dev Camp Schedule 2018-2019
1. Dev Camp Overview
4. Dev Camp Info for Minders
Important Dates :
U13’s Development Camp applications must be at Branch office EOB 19 November 2018  (hand delivered or mailed to PO Box 6006 Malabar  2036)
U13’s Minders Meeting –  Monday 26 November 2018 7pm – 8pm at Maroubra Seals Club, Seaview Room (3rd Floor)

U11’s Development Camp applications must be at Branch office EOB 26 November 2018 (hand delivered or mailed to PO Box 6006 Malabar 2036)
U11’s Minders Meeting – 3rd December 2018 7pm – 8pm at Branch Office 16 Murra Murra Place Little Bay

Camp Venue  YouthWorks Port Hacking

SLS Sydney Junior Development Committee holds two major Development Camps each season. These cover one for the U13’s (December) and one for the U11’s (February) .  Approximately 100 Nippers attend each camp, supported by around 20 plus Minders (Parents) from their Clubs.

These camps are put on to assist in the on-going development of our Nippers into Junior Lifesavers. The camps deliver an awesome weekend where kids from the fifteen Clubs get to know each other and join together in a range of fun and challenging activities.

These cover the on-site activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, archery, dragon boating, canoeing and the very long water slide.

We also look at leadership and teamwork skills which are our major focus from Saturday pm to the end of the camp. On Sunday the main focus is lifesaving skills where we teach  CPR, IRB Rescue and Tube Rescue.

These activities culminate in the Development Camp Rescue Championships on Sunday afternoon, where our “young lifesavers in training” show us the skills they have learnt in SLS and on the weekend.

The weekend is supported by a range of speakers from the ranks of SLS and beyond, who present the range of opportunities available to people in SLS. These talks are presented from the perspective of the individual, the wider community and a national SLS perspective.

For the last four seasons all those young lifesavers who have been awarded our Branch Junior Lifesaver of the Year awards have come through the Junior  Development Program. These camps have a strong tradition in SLS Sydney and have been run continuously for over 25 years.

Information and nomination forms can be found under Nippers latest news and Nippers Calendar.