In greater Galveston area no one lives far from the water. We feel it imperative that our population, especially young people, have an understanding and respect for the aquatic environment.

The Community Water Safety Day Camp program has been a wonderful way for the Beach Patrol to give back to the community that supports it so well, and is an opportunity to encourage lifeguards of the future.

Our goal is to instill a love for the beach and ocean while teaching kids how to be safe in and around the water. We also wish to support our community partners who do so much to mentor young people and make sure all of our kids have access to the wonderful things Galveston has to offer.

These fun, well structured, 4 hour camps cover the basics of water safety and expose campers to lifesaving concepts, beach and water safety principles, and information about Gulf Coast marine life. Hands on components of the program include beach games, surfing/rescue board use, and lifesaving sport.

Camps are offered over a two week period in the summer and are open to non-profit organizations serving Galveston area youth on a first come first serve basis.

If you wish to know more or would like to schedule a camp please contact us at