June 14th-16th, Fri to Sun
Who Can Go:
Campers Age 15 & Older
Event Fee:
Deans Letter:
Coming Soon!
Guides & Health Forms:

Come spend an invigorating few days in the lake learning everything you need to know to become a Red Cross certified Lifeguard! (includes Lifeguarding with Waterfront Module, First Aid, CPR, and AED certification) The course consists of an in-water pre-test, lectures and videos, on-land and in-water skills sessions, final written tests, and final in-water skills scenarios.

Space is very limited so register early. The price includes all lodging, meals, and course materials. The course will begin at 9 AM on Friday, June 14 and end by 4 PM on Sunday, June 16.

Minimum of four (4) / maximum of ten (10) participants to run a course. Must be 15 years old by the last day of class to register.

Requirements PRIOR to first in-person class:

  • Roughly 6 hours of online work to be completed BEFORE first class. The link will be provided via email within a week of registering.

In-water skill Assessment upon arriving at Pilgrim Lodge before coursework begins:

  • Participants must jump into the water and swim 350 yards with either a breaststroke or front crawl. Immediately after the 350 yard swim participants will tread water keeping one’s head above water without using arms for 3 minutes. Following treading water, the participant will then swim another 200 yards with either the breaststroke or front crawl.
  • Participants will start in the water and swim 20 yards and then dive down 7-10 feet to retrieve a brick. Once the participant grabs the brick both hands must be on the brick the participant swims back the 20 yards, put the brick onto the dock, and then gets out of the water without using the ladder. Goggles are not allowed in this event.
  • Participants will start in the water, swim 5 yards and then dive down to grab 3 rings spaced 5 feet apart in one breath. They will then surface and swim another 5 yards with all of the rings in hand. Goggles are not allowed in this event. 

All participants will get 2 chances at all pre-course events. Not being able to complete any of these events will result in not being able to take the rest of the class and no refunds will be given.

Requirements DURING in-person classes:

  • Attend all classes
  • Successfully demonstrate competency in all skills and rescue scenarios
  • Pass two in-water final scenario tests
  • Pass the written exams with 80% or better

You will receive an email with more details and information to complete the online coursework a month prior to the beginning of the course.

​Refund Policy: If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the given course, a 100% refund will be allowed. If the course is not passed, no refund will be given.