Through the support of the Sierra State Parks Foundation, California State Parks started its first Junior Lifeguard program at Lake Tahoe this past summer (2019) at Kings Beach State Recreation Area. The program educates youth, ages 8-15, about aquatic safety and high-quality outdoor recreation. They spend the day participating in physical training, first aid exercises, beach clean-up, and simulated aquatic lifesaving skills.
In 2019 with community support, the Sierra State Park Foundation proudly sponsored 11 Junior Lifeguards.
Help us keep the program afloat. You can sponsor a child for the 2020 season! Imagine the excitement a local kid will feel upon learning of your generous sponsorship. $350 will sponsor one deserving child for a complete two-week session. $35 will provide one day session of life-saving skills.