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Low Income Family Kids Summer Camp Downtown Los Angeles


Youth Summer Camp Program

Every summer, St. Francis Center sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry services to camp.

This summer, we will send about 100 youth to overnight camp once again. But due to the closure of Circle V Ranch Camp while they rebuild from the fire, we will now partner with the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and send about 60 youth ages 9-17 to their Camp Bob Waldorf. Historically, we also have provided camp for youth as young as 7 years old. Our goal is to send about 40 youth, ages 7-9, to Camp Whittle as this camp accommodates younger campers.

SFC provides everything needed for children to attend the Youth Summer Camp Program, including camp fees, required medical-exam fees, proper clothing (sweatshirts and jackets), toiletries, camp supplies (flashlights, towels, sun block), and transportation. Every child who goes to summer camp also receives a backpack filled with school supplies so he or she will be prepared to start the school year.

These programs leave a lasting impression on our youth by connecting them with nature and new experiences that build self-esteem, spur personal growth, and open their eyes to new opportunities and a brighter future.

Youth Programs Downtown Los Angeles
Low Income Family Kids Summer Camp Downtown Los Angeles

2018 Summer Camp Offerings:

Off-site camps (overnight, weeklong):

  • 10-day: Camp Bob Waldorf, Glendale
  • 7-day: Camp Whittle, Big Bear


On-site camp:

  • 4-day cooking camp


Field trips:

  • Beach day
  • Los Angeles museums

Fun Summer Camp 2015

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