Kishroniyah: Lifeguard Training
Kishroniyah is one of our centerpiece programs for our Tzad Bet (B-Side) chanichim (campers). Kishroniyah comes from the Hebrew word kishron, which means skill. For one week each summer, we invite an array of high-level specialists into camp to run intense special programs for our older campers. Machon and Nivonim have 12 hours of Kishroniyah from Sunday-to-Wednesday, and Magshimim and Bogrim have 8 hours of Kishroniyah from Wednesday-to-Friday.
We are excited that once again we were able to offer a lifeguard certification course as part of our Kishroniyah offerings! This course provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
Our trainer Joseph Lodge has been an instructor in American Red Cross aquatic programs for over 17 years and has worked directly for the Red Cross in Asheville, NC, San Diego, CA and Farmington, CT. He is the proud owner of his private company, Health & Safety Training of Connecticut, which is a licensed provider of Red Cross programs and continues to bring their certification programs to companies and organizations throughout New England. In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young children, exercising and playing sports. In addition to being a Kishroniyah veteran, Joseph has been helping train and certify our tzevet agam (waterfront staff) for several years!