Friday, July 17, 2015

Guardavidas Junior Cancun Curso de Verano - Junior Lifeguards Summer Camp Cancun

Summer in Cancun! School is out and like every parent, I was seeking a way to keep Max busy, entertained and learning over the summer break. There is a great variety of "cursos de verano", summer camps in Cancun, music, art, sports, but when I saw the "Guardavidas Junior Cancun Curso de Verano", I knew my search had ended.

This is THE ideal summer camp for Cancun kids. Water safety and respect for the ocean are things I have been instilling in Max since birth, taking it to the next level with real water rescue and first aid training was a dream come true for us both.

We are at the end of the first week and I am knocked out by how much was covered. I love that each day begins with a clean-up of the beach, respect for nature from the first moment. The coaches insisted on discipline and order with the 30 kids and they all got on board. If they didn't, it was push-ups in the sand, they learned QUICK to pay attention to instructions!

Three groups of 10 kids rotated between activities with a great deal of personal attention from the staff. Water rescue, first aid, and CPR were introduced in addition to water safety, reading currents and waves and respect for the sea.

Apart from the important "learnin'", the course is FUN. Each day a bit different, from paddle boarding to sailing to windsurfing and jetsurf, the kids got a taste of new and exciting ways to enjoy the ocean. I have been following along and having my own fun capturing the adventure, I may possibly be enjoying myself even more than the kids. Max has been having an absolute BLAST and is ready to join the junior lifeguard academy course in September.

This is lining up to be the BEST SUMMER EVAH, educational and fun adventures in the ocean of Cancun, we could not ask for anything more.

There are still spots available for next week, please contact Guardavidas Junior Cancun on their Facebook page. The price is fantastic, only 1000 pesos for the week (about $62 USD) and worth every single centavo. The only downside is that they are only doing this for two weeks, I wish it was all summer long! I have oodles more photos on the Guardavidas Junior Cancun Flickr album, please enjoy!

So, what are YOU doing with your summer vacation? Wish you were here!


Natalie Sullivan said...

My name is Natalie Sullivan and I'm casting an international travel show about expats moving abroad. We'd love to film in Mexico and wanted to know if you could help us find expats who have moved there within the last 15 months or have been there for 3-4 years, but recently moved into a new home. The show documents their move to a new country and will place the country in fabulous light. The expats on the show would also receive monetary compensation if they are filmed. They must also speak English fluently and can be buyers or renters for their homes. If you'd like more information, please give me a call at 212-231-7717 or skype me at natalieesullivan. You can also email me at Looking forward to hearing from you.

CancunCanuck said...

Hi Natalie!
There are some great groups of expats on Facebook, my fave is in Cancun (of course), here is the link...

The "Expats Living in Mexico" group is huge and covers the whole country, excellent resource.

Good luck with your project! After almost 12 years here, I don't qualify haha. :)

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