About BeachSports- Kids Beach Camps

About BeachSports

Established in 1995, BeachSports offers educational Beach Camps & Skateboard programs designed for girls and boys ages 4-15. Our program structure was designed by Los Angeles County Lifeguards and local elementary and middle school teachers to be inclusive, fun, educational and, most importantly, safe for all of our campers. Our camps are offered in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach and each location offers a few different program options for participants to choose from, which we call “Camps”.  These camps are Beach Camp, Surf Camp, Volleyball Camp, and our Intro to Jr. Lifeguards Program. The curriculum for each program has been thoughtfully and strategically designed to accommodate campers of different ages, abilities and comfort levels and is implemented by CPR & First-Aid certified coaches who have years of experience in that type of program.

Choose a Location below to learn more about our Camp options

Surf Camp
Beach Camp
Volleyball Camp
Jr. Lifeguard Program
Skateboard Camp

Surf Camp
Beach Camp
Volleyball Camp
Jr. Lifeguard Program
Skateboard Camp

Surf Camp
Beach Camp
Volleyball Camp
Jr. Lifeguard Program
Skateboard Camp

Surf Camp
Beach Camp
Volleyball Camp
Jr. Lifeguard Program
Skateboard Camp

Beach Camp

Starting at age 4, our beach camp is designed for our younger campers and those who want to experience a variety of beach activities, rather than focusing on just one. Our Beach Camp maintains an instructor to camper ratio of 1:6 and campers are divided into groups based on age with an instructor assigned to each age group. Beach Camp is the perfect program for those new to the beach and those looking for an introductory experience in a variety of beach and ocean activities. Many of our campers start in Beach Camp then join either our Surf Camp, Volleyball Camp or Jr. Lifeguard program once they’ve discovered a favorite activity.

Surf Camp

Learn to surf or take your surfing to the next level! Our Surf Camps are open to boys and girls, with or without surfing experience, from age 8 to 15. Surf instruction and ocean safety are the focus of our Surf Camps, but campers also enjoy boogie boarding, body surfing, team building beach games, surf fitness and much more. Surf Camps are offered at our Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach locations. We offer an instructor to surfer ratio of 1:6 and all of our instructors are first-aid and CPR certified. Safety is our number one priority so all water time takes place next to a Lifeguard tower, which is staffed for the duration of our camp by a County Lifeguard. Strict ocean safety and sunscreen rules will be followed.

Intro to Junior Lifeguards

Ocean safety and awareness is a necessity for the youth of our beach communities. Our Intro to Junior Lifeguards program is designed to educate and train participants the skills necessary to safely and confidently enter our oceans. Unlike other Junior Lifeguard programs, we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed and fun environment with low instructor to participant ratios and small class sizes. Although the lifeguard skills are being learned, there is not the competition intensity other programs strive for. Our instructors are all experienced watermen and women with certifications in both CPR and First-Aid. In addition to Jr. Lifeguard training skills, instruction will also include beach and ocean safety, swimming, surfing, body boarding, body surfing, and beach games. Our Junior Lifeguard Programs are available at our Manhattan & Redondo Beach locations and offer a variety of scheduling options.

Volleyball Camp

Our Volleyball camp provides beginner to intermediate training in passing, hitting, serving, blocking, rotation and rules of the game. No previous volleyball experience is required. Participants are broken into groups based on age and experience with a 8 to 1 Camper to Coach ratio. Our instructors are experienced volleyball players and teachers and are certified in both CPR and First-Aid. Our Volleyball camps are offered at our CdM, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach locations. Half and Full day camps are available. All campers receive a Body Glove rashguard and Spalding Beach Volleyball on their first day of camp.

OUR TEAM

Intro to Junior Lifeguards

Kenny Harrison
Ocean safety and awareness is a necessity for the youth of our beach communities. Our Intro to Junior Lifeguards program is designed to educate and train participants the skills necessary to safely and confidently enter our oceans. Unlike other Junior Lifeguard programs, we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed and fun environment with low instructor to participant ratios and small class sizes. Although the lifeguard skills are being learned, there is not the competition intensity other programs strive for. Our instructors are all experienced watermen and women with certifications in both CPR and First-Aid. In addition to Jr. Lifeguard training skills, instruction will also include beach and ocean safety, swimming, surfing, body boarding, body surfing, and beach games. Our Junior Lifeguard Programs are available at our Manhattan & Redondo Beach locations and offer a variety of scheduling options.

Redondo Beach

Jenn Partenheimer
Director of Operations & Head Coach, Redondo Beach
2017 will be Coach Jenn’s first year with BeachSports and we couldn’t be more stoked to have her on our team! Jenn graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2012 with a Kinesiology degree. After graduating, she went on to coach women’s soccer and teach health and physical education at St. David’s School in Raleigh from 2012-2016. She is originally from Apex, North Carolina and is looking forward to her first summer with BeachSports. She has been leading sports camps for the last five summers at her former school in Raleigh and looks forward to sharing her experience with us. She has developed a passion for creating positive experiences for those around her and loves working with children of all ages.

Hermosa Beach

Liz Vick
Head Coach, Beach Camp
2017 will be Coach Liz’s second summer with BeachSports and we’re stoked to have her back, as we’re sure you’ll be too! Raised in Redondo Beach, Coach Liz was able to lead a very active lifestyle. Camping trips, Beach days and Soccer tournaments were what she was built on! Experience wise, Coach Liz has worked on both the academic and physical activity side of childcare. She is currently working towards her BA in Early Childhood Development. Working as a Ski and Snowboard Instructor at the Big Bear Mountain Resorts gave her hands on knowledge on how to engage and supervise children in a highly stimulating, outdoor environment.

Orange County

Matt Zebrowski
Director of Operations – Orange County
Matt started with BeachSports as a camper and joined our team as a BeachSports Coach in 2006. He earned an undergraduate degree from the California State University Long Beach where he completed his degree in Biology. In addition, went on to receive his EMT license as well as RN degree and license. He currently works in the Emergency Department at Hoag hospital as a nurse (RN). Matt loves working at BeachSports in the summers and has held almost every position at BeachSports, including JG’s, Beach Camp, Surf Camp, and Volleyball Camp. When he’s not at the beach with BeachSports, you are likely to find him right back on the beach.

Office Staff

Matt Zebrowski
Director of Operations – Orange County
Matt started with BeachSports as a camper and joined our team as a BeachSports Coach in 2006. He earned an undergraduate degree from the California State University Long Beach where he completed his degree in Biology. In addition, went on to receive his EMT license as well as RN degree and license. He currently works in the Emergency Department at Hoag hospital as a nurse (RN). Matt loves working at BeachSports in the summers and has held almost every position at BeachSports, including JG’s, Beach Camp, Surf Camp, and Volleyball Camp. When he’s not at the beach with BeachSports, you are likely to find him right back on the beach.