This letter is to inform you that registration for Capitola Junior Lifeguards this year will be online only; there will be no in-person or mail-in registration accepted at the recreation office.

Priority registration for returning Guards will be March 28-30. Priority registration will begin at 7:00 am on Monday morning, March 28, and end at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 30.


Make sure that you go over the following steps to ensure you have an account and the account is working correctly. Any problems with your account may result in not being able to register your child for the Capitola Junior Lifeguard program, or in losing priority status. It will be very difficult or impossible for the recreation office to provide assistance if problems are encountered during the registration process.

In preparation for this change in the registration process, you will need to have an online account. If you registered in person or over the phone through our office in the past that does NOT mean you have an online account. You ONLY have an online account if you have created one for enrollment in classes through the online registration site.

Please check as soon as possible, as once your account is set, our office has to perform a function so your child is recognized as a returning Guard. We must do this in advance of registration on March 28.

To set up an account, or to check the details in your account, go to the Capitola Recreation online ActiveNet registration program here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/capitolarecreation.

If you have never created an online account, please do so now. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can register using a smart phone or there are computers at the libraries or some local coffee shops.

If you have an account, make sure your account is up-to-date. If you have trouble accessing it, call our office at 831-475-5935 or email us at capitolarecreation@ci.capitola.ca.us.

If you know your address will be different this summer than what we have on file, please contact us at 831-475-5935 or email us at capitolarecreation@ci.capitola.ca.us to change it for you. The system does not allow you to make that change yourself.

Please provide the system with either an email address or a cell phone number. Further communications through the ActiveNet system will be through email or text.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Returning Guards have priority registration, but be advised that the number of participants is going to be reduced this summer, and everyone may not get in, or get into their preferred session and time.

The initial online registration period will be for returning Guards only. Unfortunately, the system will not allow you to enroll new Guard siblings during this time. You will have to register that new Guard during the new Guard registration period starting March 31 at 7:00 am.

Scholarships: If you have received a scholarship for the program, please call our office prior to March 25 at 831-475-5935 for instructions on enrolling.


Jr. Guards also participating in Camp Capitola: Get enrolled in Jr. Guards first!

Camp enrollment and Transport will be done the same way as it has been in the past for this summer – that is, you will need to fill out the paper forms and turn them in to our office with payment. You can pay for Camp and Transport closer to the start of Camp, and you can pay as you go with Camp, too. For more information, visit our Camp page at: http://www.cityofcapitola.org/recreation/page/camp-capitola.


Give us a call or email us if you have any questions. You can also check information and updates on our website at http://www.cityofcapitola.org/recreati…/…/capitola-jr-guards and on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/capitola.recreation.