Three County W.A.T.E.R. Camps Offered To Youths During Spring Break

The Water Awareness, Training, Education and Recreation (W.A.T.E.R.) Program of the Department of Beaches and Harbors is offering its popular aquatic sports camp that young people can take part in during their spring break.

The following three camps are available for the spring program: surf camp, ocean-sports camp, and beginning sailing.

Surf Camp (Ages 11-17) Dockweiler Bluffs in El Segundo on April 6-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ocean-Sports Camp (Ages 7-14) Dockweiler Bluffs in El Segundo on April 6-10 and at the Venice Pier at Washington Boulevard on April 13-17. Both camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Beginning Sailing Camp (Ages 11-17) Marina del Rey Boathouse in Burton Chace Park on April 6-10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The W.A.T.E.R. program, designed to raise awareness of ocean and beach safety through aquatic-related sports activities, is conducted by County Ocean Lifeguards who have received special training in working with young people.

Youngsters must pass a swim test in order to qualify for the camps. All equipment is provided and fees range between $115 and $150 for the week-long sessions. Financial aid is available based on family income. Free transportation is also provided from inner city areas for young people whose parents are unable to drive them to the camp locations.

For program registration, swim tests, or to request an application, call the W.A.T.E.R. Youth Program at (310) 305-9587 or visit