The Surf Bronze Camp provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills in an activity, which not only offers personal and physical development but also an invaluable community service while having fun at the beach.

Two main awards are covered during the camp, the Bronze Medallion for those aged 15 and above, and the Surf Rescue Certificate for 13 to 14 year olds and is also only 8-5 each day. Details of the areas to be covered and examination criteria are listed in the training manual which you will receive.

Key Information

A COVID Safe Plan will be in place. Bronze Camp is now delivered as a two part course, where SRCs only attend the first part, while Bronze will be required for both. No accommodation will be provided.

CAMP DATES: 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th Dec (all candidates (SRC+Bronze)) || 18th, 19th and 20th Dec (Bronze only) 
COST: Bronze - $215 ($115 for members) SRC - $155 ($75 for members) Membership Info
AGE: Bronze 15+, SRC 13-14
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 2 weeks before camp, late entries are accepted on a case by case basis.
SIGN UP: Bronze Camp Registration

NB: It is an expectation that all candidates commit to at least one season of beach patrols. Roughly five patrols are rostered per member.

Enrolment Process

Timed Pool Swims

Please arrive with goggles and bathers for swimming. The timer will be at the pool for 45 minutes and will leave after 30 minutes if no further candidates arrive. Remember to bring money for pool entry.

Lakes Aqua Dome

Bairnsdale Aquatic Centre

Having trouble attending the camp?

Lakes Entrance SLSC also conduct a Part-Time Bronze which runs only a day or two per week for about four weeks (usually starts six weeks before Bronze Camp) . This camp is aimed at those who are unable to make the week long commitment and/or parents with children in our 'Nipper Program'. Just register your interest with or complete the above form in point 3.

Having trouble committing financially to the camp?

The opportunity to become a Life Saver should not fall only on the ones who can afford it. Here at Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance we are all about giving our best to the community and this starts with having the best in our club. So, if you think you have what it takes to become the next Shannon Eckstein, Alastair Day or perhaps just want to give back, just give us an email.

Comments from Previous Years Candidates

Comments from our Trainers

Comments from Jess, one of our Camp Coordinators

What a week! The TOC's became true leaders and educators and the candidates became our new generation of lifesavers that have raised the standard and I honestly have never been so proud. Thank you to all involved.