“I really credit our Camp for changing my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and really who knew what direction my life would take. The Foundation’s purpose is to make sure the camp is here forever!”
Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf (formerly Camp Max Straus) was established in 1962 to ensure perpetual operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus. Our Camp is a non-denominational, residential summer camp operated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and is located on 112 beautiful acres in the Verdugo Hills of Glendale. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have benefited from attending our Camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.

Many of our children have grown up to become pillars of the community through their business, volunteer, and philanthropic efforts. In honor of our centennial anniversary and one such individual, we have amended the name of Camp Max Straus to Camp Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus. This change reflects the generosity and lifetime commitment of Bob Waldorf, a former camper, mentee, mentor, and board chair of JBBBSLA.

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California benefit nonprofit corporation with its own 501(c)(3) status. The Foundation operates as a restricted endowment fund with approved monthly allocations used to keep our Camp operating. Camp programs are then funded through the Foundation’s efforts including an annual Brunch and Family Day held each fall.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Lauren Rosenblum at (323) 456-1148 or lrosenblum@jbbbsla.org.