Surf Life Saving Tasmania Lifesaving Development Camp (LDC)

CANDIDATE NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! FIND OUT MORE HERE.

What is the Lifesaving Development Camp?

The Lifesaving Development camp (or commonly known as 'Dev Camp')  is a 7-day live in program to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of young people to the next level.  

Since 2014, the camp has developed to suit the needs of our state and members and what has evolved is a program that prepares Tasmania's youth  take on more responsibility in their patrol teams, their own clubs and the wider community.  This is achieved by providing the young people who attend the Lifesaving Development Camp with a higher level of award training, and exposure to exciting, fast-paced simulated lifesaving scenarios. Camp attendees will use the standard patrolling equipment to manage ‘No Notice’ scenarios that become more complex as their skills develop. This style of delivery uses expert feedback to cement skills and knowledge in a relevant and practical medium.

Successful participants of the Lifesaving Development Camp will receive awards in First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, IRB Crewperson Certificate and Silver Medallion IRB Driver (If applicable). 

Scenario Based Training

The Lifesaving Development Camp trains using the Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) education model. ELT uses scenario based training to give candidates the opportunity to experience realistic emergency scenes to practice their lifesaving skills. Scenarios are designed and conducted under the guidance of specially trained facilitators and safety officers. While evaluations of the past programs highlight the value of scenario based training for development of candidate skills, some participants may feel some emotional stress participating in such realistic training.

Scenarios may include but are not limited to: spinal cord injury, heart attack, asthma attach, anaphylaxis, car or boating accident, burns, fractures, breaks, cuts and abrasions, missing person. If you have concerns about your ability to participate in these scenarios, please contact the Camp Coordinator (details above) to discuss your concerns.

The nomination process

The Lifesaving Development Camp is normally run every year depending on candidate interest.  Clubs in the past have been issued two placement spots for the camp, with spare positions available if a club does not nominate anyone.  Nominations generally open in October for a January camp and are open to surf life saving members aged 16-21.    

Testimonials   

Circulars 

> 21 29 LDC Management & Leadership Team 2022

> 21 30 LDC Candidate Nominations 2022

Camp Information Session

There will be an information session which any interested members and perceptive candidates can attend. The session all be information regarding the program, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions prior to submitting a nomination. The session will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 20th October 2021, via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84869509725

Meeting ID: 848 6950 9725

2022 Dates

  • Saturday 1st January 2022 - Leadership and Management Team Arrive 
  • Sunday 2nd January 2022 - Candidate Arrival 
  • Saturday 8th January 2022 - Last Day Camp (afternoon)

Locations 

  • Accomodation - Ulverstone Sports and Recreation Centre
  • Training Venue - Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club

2022 Camp Management and Leadership Team

ROLE

NAME

CLUB

Camp Coordinator

Jack Wood

Ulverstone SLSC

Deputy Camp Coordinator

Nicholas Canales

Penguin SLSC

Deputy Camp Coordinator/

Camp Administrator (During Camp)

Eloise Bound

Devonport SLSC

Training and Assessment Coordinator

Ned Reardon

Clifton Beach SLSC

Timetable Coordinator

Tash Marshall

Kingston Beach SLSC

Catering Coordinator

Helen Emmett

Ulverstone SLSC

Catering Coordinator

Louise Smith

Ulverstone SLSC

Mentor Program Coordinator

Lara Emmett

Ulverstone SLSC

Head Trainer First Aid

Riley Palmer

Marcoola SLSC - QLD

Head Trainer ART

Ned Reardon

Clifton Beach SLSC

Head Trainer IRB

TBC

 

Scenario Coordinator

Moira Black

Carlton Park SLSC

Scenario Coordinator

Olivia Eade

Carlton Park SLSC

Scenario Coordinator (Shadow)

Murphy Knowles

Ulverstone SLSC

Equipment Coordinator

Oliver Bailey

Devonport SLSC

IRB Equipment Coordinator

Mani Gregson

Boat Harbour Beach SLSC

Leader Coordinator

Lara Emmett

Ulverstone SLSC

 

Leader

Jenna Stacey

Clifton Beach SLSC

Leader

Morgan Evans

Bicheno SLSC

Leader

Katarina Cubit

Kingston Beach SLSC

Leader

Toby Bailey

Devonport SLSC

Leader

Lachlan Frame

Port Sorell SLSC

Leader

Alice Bent

Carlton Park SLSC

 

Mentor

Nick Wood

Ulverstone SLSC

Mentor

Andrew Chubb

Cudgen Headland SLSC- NSW

Mentor

Mike Holland

Ulverstone SLSC

Mentor

Chris Jacobson

Ulverstone SLSC