February 17, 2018 8:30 am - 5 pm, Study (in the basement of the Conference Center) COST: $45/person

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults and children and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. [Email address required for submission of certificate.] Please dress comfortably as skills are performed on the floor.  Participants must be 12 years of age or older at the time of the class. Payment required before the class begins.  Register by returning the FORM HERE by mail, ATTN: Avery Harper, or to the 4-H Center in person. For any questions email Lorilei at Brown bag lunch encouraged; there are no vending machines or food services available on the property, but it is less than 10 minutes to drive-thru in town.


The NOVA 4-H Pool offers a Lifeguarding Class at the beginning of each summer.  Using the 4-H Experiential Learning Model and the American Red Cross Lifeguard Curriculum, participants learn the knowledge, skills, and leadership required to be a professional Lifeguard.

Participants must attend all class sessions, pass all written exams at a rate of 80% or higher, and demonstrate competency of all practical skills to earn a 2-year certificate for Lifeguarding and First Aid/ CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer.  Please see the Red Cross Fact Sheet for more information about pre-requisite skills.

Cost: $225
Dates: May 15, May 18, May 19 (4PM-8:30PM), May 20 (8AM-12PM), May 21 (9AM-5PM), May 22 (4PM-8:30PM) (May 23 rain date) *subject to change if weather requires For Ages: 15 & up

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguarding Course

Cost: $200 (optional $40 fee for ARC CPR/AED & First Aid certification)
Dates: Five (5) Fridays of Summer 2017 9AM-2PM, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4
Ages: 11-15

The NOVA 4-H Pool Junior Lifeguarding Program is offered in conjunction with our Intermediate Swim Program as five (5) Friday classes that include building swimming skills and endurance as well as practicing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be a professional lifeguard. Using the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Program in conjunction with the 4-H Experiential Learning Model, participants will build readiness for Lifeguard Certification with swim conditioning, practical skills in first aid and water rescue, and team building activities.  This class is appropriate for participants ages 11 years to 15 years of age.  Participants over the age of 12 may opt to test for ARC Adult First Aid/ CPR/ AED certification for an additional fee at the end of the class.  This class does not offer or include any certifications in Lifeguarding.  Please see the Red Cross Fact Sheet for more information about pre-requisite skills.