Cadet Camp

Cadet Camp 2021 will follow the same refreshed format: lots of boards, skills and fitness!

Cadet Camp provides those who completed their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), with the opportunity to requalify this award and refresh those skills.

Please note that contrary to previous years, holding a Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is now compulsory to attend the Cadet program. There will no longer be the opportunity to attain an SRC through the Cadet program. This is due the difficulties we’ve had in doing this in past seasons. The Cadet program doesn’t provide sufficient time to attain this award.

With a stronger focus on water skills, especially boards, we will be inviting down a number of specialist skills coaches the provide extra training throughout the camp.

What will I do on Cadet Camp?

Cadets will participate in a combination of:

  • Requalifying Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
  • Board skills
  • Fitness work
  • Rescue skills
  • Scenario work
  • Competition skills

Camp Details

Cost: $250

Dates: (Location: Quarantine)

  • Tuesday 5th Jan 2021 (12:30 PM- 5:00 PM)
  • Wednesday 6th Jan 2021 (10:00 AM- 5:00 PM)
  • Thursday 7th Jan 2021 (10:00 AM- 5:00 PM)

Please note that these dates and times are tentative and subject to change due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time.


Full schedule TBC

Please note Cadets is not a live in camp. Candidates we’ll need to be picked up and dropped off at Quarantine Station, Point Nepean each day.

Patrol uniforms

If you are in need of a patrol uniform, you can order here.

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Nipper helping

We would love if the cadets could help out with the Nipper program as much as possible over the summer period! The Nipper sessions run from 9am-12pm at Portsea back beach on the following dates: TBC

What to bring in a day bag

  • Hat (Wide Brim)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (Particularly on the Quarantine Days)
  • Bathers
  • Wetsuit
  • Towel
  • Sun protective clothing (i.e. T-shirt, not singlet)
  • Runners & sandals


The Portsea Cadet Camp is an extremely popular program. Preference is given to those who have previously participated in Portsea’s SRC program in order to achieve our goal of providing an end-to-end junior development program. Previous Portsea SRC graduates will have a 1 week priority period to apply before Non-Portsea SRC graduates.


Registration dates:

  • Open – 9.00AM Monday 28th September 2020
  • Close – 5:00PM Saturday 3rd October 2020

All Portsea SLSC SRC graduates that register within this time frame will be guaranteed a spot on camp, so please do not rush to fill out the lengthy application form; all of the details are important to us.

If you fail to register during this window, you will have to register with the Non-Portsea SRC holders and your place on Cadet Camp will not be guaranteed.

More information regarding registrations can be found on the following page: 

Please have the following information ready to fill out the application form:

  • Medicare number
  • Date of last tetanus injection
  • Information on any medications/allergies
  • Family doctor contact details
  • Credit card for payment


Registration dates:

  • Open – 9.30AM Monday 12th October 2020
  • Close – When full

The application form for Non-Portsea SRC holders is simply a registration of contact details. Your registration will be recorded as soon as you press the submit button.

After we have confirmed the registrations, successful candidates will be notified and you will then be sent the full registration form to collect extra details and payment.

For your information, if you lodge your application before this time, (ie. During the Portsea SLSC SRC graduates priority period) your application will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

We look forward to having you on Portsea Cadet Camp 2021!

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