North Curl Curl SLSC introduced a Special Needs Nippers program for children from U5 – U14
The modified program right before our normal nippers program starting 8am to 10am am on a Sunday and provides activities such as
- Promote and teach sun/ surf safety and surf awareness skills.
- Surf Lifesaving based activities for children with intellectual and physical disabilities.
- Access to a leisure activity that may not have been previously available.
- As well as normal Nipper activities such as
- Beach/Sand events,
- wade and swim races.
Ripper Nippers is all about the children having fun in a safe environment, learning new social skills and integrating with the broader community outside of their existing circle of friends, family and careers.
The Rippers Nippers are supported by volunteers from North Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club, however family members are actively encouraged to participate with their child so everyone has the opportunity to share in the excitement as each member masters new skills throughout the season.
North Curl Curl encourage members of ‘Rippers’ to join in their age mainstream group if they wish and are welcome to participate in both groups. Our main focus is to make sure members are actively learning whilst having fun!
For further information please contact Hodgie, Director of Junior Activities at Nippers@nccslsc.com.au