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CAMP BOB WALDORF

Camp Bob Waldorf offers multiple camp programs for low income youth currently in 3rd – 12th grade that fosters growth and development in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Our program is built upon four core pillars — Community, Identity, Inclusion and Respect — which campers put into practice each day while they develop new skills and interests, learn to be responsible and thoughtful individuals, and make lasting friendships.

SPORTS

SPORTS

basketball, soccer, football, Ga-Ga, archery, and more

CHALLENGE COURSE

CHALLENGE COURSE

team building exercises, climbing wall, high ropes course

ARTS

ARTS

arts and crafts, drama, singing, dance, video

RANCH

RANCH

horseback riding, hiking, animal care, nature, farm-to-table cooking

SWIMMING

SWIMMING

AND LOTS MORE!

AND LOTS MORE!

Eligibility Criteria*

At Camp Bob Waldorf (CBW) we serve low-income families with the goal of providing campers with safe, unique, fun, enriching activities fostering personal growth and development.

CBW is a camp for campers currently in 3rd-12th grade.

Our program is built upon four core Pillars:

  • Community
  • Identity
  • Inclusion
  • Respect

CBW Pillars are ever present during the camp session through our intentional programming and through interactions with our trained staff and fellow campers.

During the Camp Session, Campers travel in a walking group with their peers and two to three trained staff. They spend most of their day experiencing exciting new camp activities together.

Camp activities include swimming, archery, a high ropes course, a climbing wall, hiking, cooking, ranch animal care, arts and crafts, and so much more! Through these activities and interactions, our campers learn to be responsible and thoughtful individuals.

The following criteria are provided to assist you in determining if your camper will be successful at Camp Bob Waldorf at this time. Our top priority is the physical and emotional safety of all members of the camp community. Children who exhibit the following behaviors are evaluated further to ensure they are ready to take part in a residential camp experience.

Types of Needs and Behaviors that Camp Bob Waldorf Evaluates

  1. A child who requires medical attention beyond the capacity of our health center and whose participation in the overall camp program would be harmful to their medical condition.
  2. A child who requires one-on-one supervision in a school setting.
  3. A child who has difficulty blending into, cooperating, and following rules in a living or classroom situation with children their own age.
  4. A child who has displayed physical, emotional, or verbal aggression and has harmed (or attempted to harm) another person or their property during the past year.
  5. A child who has displayed self-destructive or suicidal tendencies within the past 6-12 months.
  6. A child who has been hospitalized for psychiatric care within the past 6-12 months.
  7. A child who is involved with illegal substances (drugs, alcohol) and/or cannot respect that we are a drug, alcohol, and smoke-free community.
  8. A child who cannot respect boundaries around sexual behavior and compromises the safety of others.
  9. A child who has any history or tendencies to set or play with fire.
  10. A child who has been suspended from school in the last 12 months.
  11. A child who walks or runs away from the classroom or other space.

If you have any questions regarding any of the criteria for camp, please contact our Assistant Director, Rose Levenson at 818-658-7156 or at Rose@campbobwaldorf.org

*Si necesita la información en español, contáctenos al 818-957-4900 o registration@campbobwaldorf.org

SUMMER 2022 SESSIONS & RATES

CBW

Registration Open Now for 2022

Summer Programs!

Jewish Cultural Session: Weds June 15 – Sun June 26, 2022:                $800

Camp Bob Waldorf Session 1: Weds June 29 – Fri July 8, 2022:           $400

Camp Bob Waldorf Session 2: Mon July 11 – Weds July 20, 2022:       $400

Camp Bob Waldorf Session 3: Sat July 23 – Mon Aug 1, 2022:              $400

Camp Bob Waldorf Session 4: Thurs Aug 4 – Sat Aug 13, 2022:            $400

Financial Assistance

We don’t want cost to prevent any child in our community from experiencing the transformative power of Camp Bob Waldorf. Financial assistance is available to qualified families.

Please contact Alba Arzu at alba@campbobwaldorf.org or 323-456-1152 for more information.

TRAIL BLAZERS (TEEN CAMPS)

Campers currently in grades 9-12 will participate in teen-specific activities as well as programs with the larger camp community.  Teen Camps highlight values such as social action and advocacy, leadership skills, and identity.  Teen campers spend the majority of their day as one large group in order to establish a unique bond.

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TRAIL BLAZERS (TEEN CAMP) (9th-12th grade)

Trail Blazers is a 10-day session that allows entering 9th to 12th grade campers to participate in CBW’s abundance of classic camp activities, and some unique teen specific activities, while teaching values of social action, volunteerism, leadership, and advocacy.

Teens spend most of their time at camp in larger groups supervised by trained teen counselors.

The goal of teen camp is to build lasting friendships between teen campers and teach on the importance of the four core pillars of CBW (community, identity, inclusion and respect) all while having an amazing, safe time with friends.  

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LEADERS-IN-TRAINING

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program is an invitation-only  summer volunteer experience at Camp Bob Waldorf for incoming 11th and 12th grade campers. 

Participants in the LIT program take time learning leadership skills from our amazing counselors, help facilitate activities for younger campers, and take time to participate in their own structured camp activities. 

Being an LIT sets the foundation for teenagers to become leaders and role models within the camp community and their own community back home. 

The goal of the LIT program is to develop the next generation of future leaders, role models, and counselors at Camp Bob Waldorf. 

LITs will be interviewed by Camp Staff after applying. Following the interview process LIT’s will then be invited to apply for either a CBW session or a Jewish Cultural Session. While LIT’s do not need to have any religious affiliation to attend either session, we ask that they are respectful of our campers’ religious beliefs and camp’s practices at that time.

 If you have any questions, please call 818-957-4900. 

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SAMPLE SUMMER SCHEDULE

A day at camp is packed full of activities that encourage campers to discover their interests and unique abilities. We strike a careful balance between structured programs and supervised free play, along with time as a full community and time spent in smaller groups according to grade level.

  • Cabin Rotations enable campers to sample the full range of activities we offer and promote cabin cohesion.  Campers rotate daily among sports, arts and crafts, nature, dance, ropes course, film/media, animal care, cooking, archery, and lots more!
  • *Electives provide campers the opportunity to take a deeper dive into an activity they most enjoy.  Options might include drumming, water polo, yoga, football, painting, and more!

*Summer Schedule subject to change

  • SUMMER SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    7:15am
    Good Morning
  • 7:50am Fire Circle (full camp assembly & announcements)
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Cabin Clean Up
  • 9:30am Cabin Rotation
  • 10:30am Cabin Rotation
  • 11:30am Cabin Rotation
  • 12:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Rest Hour
  • 2:30pm Elective Rotation
  • 3:30pm Elective Rotation
  • 4:30pm Free Play and Snack
  • 5:30pm Shower Hour
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:45pm Evening Activity
  • 8:45pm Closing Circle & Snack

CAMP MAP

Camp Map

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HEALTH & SAFETY

Q: Is there medical staff at camp?

We have a registered nurse on our campsite at all times to administer medication and provide care for our campers and staff, as well as a local physician on call who serves as our medical advisor. It is camp policy for the nurse to contact the parents/guardians of a camper in the event of physical injury, fever over 100 degrees, or if the camper needs to spend the night in the nurse’s office. The nurse will also contact the parents/guardians if a camper needs to be transported to urgent care or the emergency room. The nurse may also call to check in about medications or medical information in their files.

Q: How will my camper take their medication?

All medication must be controlled and administered by the camp nurse. Campers may only keep EpiPens, inhalers, and certain topical creams, but only after they have checked them in with the nurse.

EMOTIONAL CARE

Q: What happens if my camper experiences temporary moments of sadness (ex: misses home)?

Sleeping away from home is one of the most important growth experiences provided by a residential summer camp. But we recognize that most children miss home at some point. That’s why we train our staff members to help children through this challenge by creating a personalized plan for each camper who needs our support.

Q: How does the camp approach bullying?

We do not tolerate bullying at Camp Bob Waldorf. Our core values of community, inclusion, and respect require that members of the Camp Bob Waldorf family treat each other with kindness and compassion and honor each other’s differences. We train staff members to be proactive in creating a bully-free environment and responsive to campers who exhibit any signs of bullying or being bullied. Additionally, campers are encouraged to be “upstanders,” serving as advocates for each other. Campers who bully others – verbally, emotionally, or physically – will be asked to leave.

FOOD

Q: What’s the food like at camp?

Our Executive Chef and dining staff prepare three healthful meals and three snacks each day. Food is plentiful and well-balanced, and menus are designed to appeal to the palettes of our campers. Examples of what we serve include:

  • Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled Eggs & Hash Browns, Bagels, Pancakes, French Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk
  • Lunch: Tuna/Egg Salad/Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey/Chicken/Veggie Wraps, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, Taco Bar, Spaghetti, Salad Bar
  • Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Meatloaf, BBQ Turkey Burgers & Hot Dogs, Stir Fried Chicken & Veggies, Tortellini, Grilled Veggies, Salad Bar, Rice, Fruit

Q: What if my camper has dietary restrictions or food allergies?

We regularly offer alternatives for vegetarians and vegans, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free options. Our chef can also accommodate a range of other food allergies when given proper notice.  Our staff communicates about food allergens so that campers know what they can and cannot eat. Camp Bob Waldorf is a nut-free environment.

TRANSPORTATION

Q: How do kids get to and from camp?

Campers are dropped off and picked up at our facility in Glendale by a parent or guardian. We do not offer bus transportation.

CELL PHONES & TECHNOLOGY

Q: Will my camper have access to his/her cell phone?

Camp provides the opportunity to unplug and take a “screen vacation.” Campers may bring a digital camera or non-internet iPod. All other technology, including phones, tablets, AirPods, gaming devices, and Apple Watches, is prohibited. In cases of an emergency, parents/guardians can always reach a camp director on an emergency line.