What the heck is the Groms Club?! It’s our chapter’s brand new series of family-friendly events! Each month, we’ll be hosting a new, fun activity to be enjoyed by kids of all ages.  Our goal is to create some wonderful memories while enjoying all the natural beauty Newport Beach has to offer.
On May 11th, our chapter hosted it’s very first Groms Club event: a sandcastle building demonstration by a US Open Sandcastle Competition champion, Ray Karch, followed by our own little friendly competition taking advantage of our newly taught skills.  Ten families joined us and Ray set us up with the most professional sandcastle building gear.  It was a great morning together enjoying the beach our chapter works so hard to clean the first Saturday of every month.
While everyone did a terrific job, we are very impressed with our winners. Check them out!  

Thank you to Ray for coming out to teach us. Thank you to all the awesome families who came out to join us. Thank you to Reef Safe Sun for sending us some of your awesome reef safe, ocean-friendly sunscreen. And thank you to our wonderful chapter Executive Council for helping us launch an event series that lets us enjoy and celebrate these beautiful places our chapter helps protect! We hope to see you all at a future event.

Missed this event? Don’t worry! We’re working on setting up monthly Groms Club opportunities.  On June 8th, we’ll be going on a VIP Tidepool tour at Crystal Cove State Park.  Click here for details. 
Events will be announced on our website as they are planned so please keep checking back for more Groms Club events.

Have a great idea? What to partner up with us? Email Beth at RAP@newportbeach.surfrider.org.