The Bronze Camp is a six day live in camp held in December each year. Principally designed for our budding younger members, participants train for their Surf Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue), the core qualification of every Surf Lifesaver. To attend, candidates must be 15 years of age on the date of the examination and be able to swim 400m in 9 minutes or less.

The 2020 Bronze Camp dates are Saturday 12th December to Saturday 19th December 2020.

Registrations for this year’s camp for current members of Point Leo SLSC will open in early September. Details on how to register will be advised in the weekly club notices email.

The waiting list for new members (aged 15 – 17) to Point Leo who want to participate in this camp will open in early September. Please note this camp is not open to adults.

During the training camp, participants complete both theory and practical requirements, with a focus on the following key areas:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Radio Operation
  • Surf Awareness
  • Rescues
  • Wade, Swimming and board padding techniques
  • Resuscitation (CPR) including the use of an AED
  • Emergency Care/ Basic First aid
  • Communications
  • Spinal Mangement
  • Patrol Operations
  • Lifts and carries

On the last day of the camp participants will be examined by officials from Life Saving Victoria for their Bronze Medallion.

Successful completion of the Bronze Camp and also the Bronze Medallion examination will qualify participants to become an active member of the club.

** Please note: Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic Skills Maintenance and courses may change. We will follow the rules and regulations set by the government as well as follow guidelines set by Surf Life Saving Australia and Life Saving Victoria. If any changes do occur we will put a note on our website and also contact any participants of courses as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 

For further information please email the Club Chief Instructor at lifesavingtraining@pointleoslsc.com.au