Youth Development


Dicky Beach SLSC and Sunshine Coast Surf Life Saving Branch provide a range of youth activities for 13 to 30 years old’s.  Activities include club sleepovers, school holiday activities, camps, social outings and much more! 

The Major Youth Activities For You to Get Involved In:

Dicky Beach Live in Camp - Bronze Medallion & Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

The Bronze and SRC Camps are held on the first week of the September/October school holidays at the surf club and meals are provided.

Pre-Requisites include being a current Dicky Beach SLSC Member.  Bronze participants need to be 15/16 years, 400 metre pool swim in < 9 minutes and SRC need to be 13/14 years & 200 metre pool swim in < 5 minutes.

The camp involves water and beach activities, pool swim, surf swims, runs, board & tube rescues, releases, tows and carries. The camp also involve theory such as safety and wellbeing, surf awareness, rescue techniques, first aid, resuscitation (CPR & Defibrillator), radio operations, communications & signals, working in a patrol/team.  Plus, fun night-time games and activities and motivational speakers.

Sunshine Coast Youth Ball

The Youth Ball normally takes place in early May at a local surf club.

The ball brings together youth from across the Branch in the U14 to U18 age groups along with chaperones and special guests to celebrate the achievements of our young members during that season.  The ball includes dinner, entertainment, awards, and prizes.

Camp Commando

Camp Commando is held in January school holidays on the Sunshine Coast.

The camp focuses on team-building skills, lifesaving knowledge, providing information on opportunities and pathways both within and outside of lifesaving, and networking with members from other clubs. For more information visit the branch website.

PULSE - Advanced Lifesaving Program

The development program is held in November at Mets. It is a live-in live-out camp.

This program will extend the participants’ lifesaving knowledge and skills in a hands-on, scenario-based learning environment. PULSE is open to any patrolling member over the age of 18. The club will usually identify 1‐2 participants to apply. For more information visit the branch website.

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