Bronze Camp is not only the perfect way to become a fully qualified Surf Life Saver, but it’s also a great way to meet new friends.  The week long live-in camp held in December is a fun, challenging way to experience an introduction to Surf Life Saving.  It is open for applicants aged 15 years and over and is instructed by fellow Lorne Surf lifesavers and members.

Applications open late August, 2019.  We welcome all new members, with some priority if numbers are limited to those previously involved in the nippers or cadet programs.

Dates: Saturday 14th – Saturday 21st December, 2019

Candidates must attend all days to achieve their Bronze Medallion.

Apply for Bronze Camp here.

Pre-requisite Swim

To prepare for the Bronze Camp application you need to complete the pre-requisite timed swim.  Please have a lifeguard time you and complete the swim evidence form when you finish your 400m swim in a pool in under 8 minutes.  The person signing this form must be impartial and not a relative or friend.  You only have to do one timed swim, but may include several if you wish to better that time.

Click here to download a copy of the swim evidence form.

Swim Forms do not need to be submitted with the application, they can be submitted later (Refer to Form).

What we ask of you

Remember, we’re a volunteer organisation and need volunteers like you to operate.  These are the minimum compulsory requirements post Bronze Camp:

– Attend door knock on January 1st

– Help on Mountain to Surf Day

– Help on Pier to Pub Day

– Attend five rostered patrol days throughout the season

– Attend Skills Maintenance half day at the start of the next season to refresh your skills


Bronze Camp applications will open late August.


A limited number of scholarships for Bronze Camp are available each year.  Find out more on our Scholarships page.


Apply to Instruct here if you wish to instruct at Bronze Camp and/or SIlver Camp.