Camp Bob Waldorf: Jewish Cultural Session is a non-denominational overnight Jewish camp for kids currently in 2nd – 12th grade that fosters growth and development in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Our program is built upon four core pillars—Community (Kehillah), Inclusion (Keshet), Identity (Atzmi), and Respect (Kavod)—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.


Campers in our JCS program also enjoy our spirited Shabbat celebration and strengthen their Jewish identity.



team building exercises, climbing wall, high ropes course



arts and crafts, drama, singing, dance, video



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



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






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This Jewish Cultural Session, grab your wands, superhero costumes, and get ready to live in a truly magical place. With the help of a little imagination and our amazing camp community we will transform our second session into our very own magical wonderland. Join us this summer and make all your magical dreams a reality.

Fantasy in the Foothills Monday, June 24- Friday, July 5, 2024  

Financial Assistance

We don’t want cost to prevent any child in our community from experiencing the transformative power of Camp Bob Waldorf – Jewish Cultural Session. We offer a 10% sibling discount. First-time campers are also eligible for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s “One Happy Camper” Grant of $250 for summer sessions.

If you need help affording to send your child to our camp, or you have any other questions, please contact us at or 818-957-4900


TRAIL BLAZERS (TEEN CAMP) (8th-12th grade)

Trail Blazers is for teens current 8th to 12th grade. Trail Blazers participate in CBW’s abundance of classic camp activities, and some unique teen specific activities, while teaching traditional Jewish cultural values including Tikkun olam (repairing the world), Karod (Respect) and Kehillah (community).

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

The goal of JCS Trail Blazers is to build lasting friendships between teen campers, enhance teen’s understanding of their Jewish Culture, and to 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.  

Teen Camp

Leadership Programs

The Leaders-in-Training (LIT)  and Pillar Leaders program are leadership programs at Camp Bob Waldorf that give campers the tools to be leaders at camp and beyond. Interested campers currently in 10th-11th grade can apply for the LIT program, and campers currently in 11th-12th grade can apply to the Pillar Leaders Program.

Participants in these programs 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 a LIT and pillar leader sets the foundation for teenagers to become leaders and role models within the camp community and their own community back home. 

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

Campers who apply will be interviewed by camp staff before being enrolled to the program. While campers do not need to have any religious affiliation to attend our non-sectarian or Jewish sessions, 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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Feel free to reach out to Ben Farris.


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 Israeli dance, drumming, water polo, yoga, football, painting, and more!

*Summer Schedule is subject to change

  • 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



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.


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.


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: Is the food kosher?

All Jewish Cultural Session programs adhere to a level of kashrut that reflects our pluralistic approach to Jewish living and is based on a needs assessment conducted among our families.

  • Animal products considered treif are never served – pork/pig products, shellfish
  • All beef and poultry products are purchased from a kosher provider
  • Meat and milk products are never combined in a meal

Please note that our kitchen is not under rabbinic supervision and that we use one set of cooking utensils and dishes. We encourage you to contact our office with any questions.

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.


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.


Q: Will my camper have access to their 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, gaming devices, AirPods, and Apple Watches, is prohibited. In cases of an emergency, parents/guardians can always reach a camp director on an emergency line.

Eligibility Criteria

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

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

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.

Prior to the camp session, our Associate Director will contact caregivers/parents to determine if Camp Bob Waldorf will be a successful match for your camper.

Our top priority is the physical and emotional safety of all members of the camp community. We count on caregivers/parents to disclose any specific needs or behaviors, previous or existing, that may be challenging during the camp experience.

If you have any questions regarding any of the criteria for camp, please contact us at 818-957-4900 or

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COVID Policy

COVID-19 is still present in our community. In order to limit the spread Camp Bob Waldorf requires families to: 

  • Monitor camper’s health on a DAILY basis prior to the camp session. 
  • Get in touch with Camp or the Camp Nurse if camper has any symptoms associated with COVID-19 prior to camp drop off (which may include, but are not limited to, a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, or muscle aches). 
  • Keep my camper home if they are sick or if I learn my camper or anyone in our household may have been exposed to COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • Present a negative ANTIGEN (at home) test result, taken at least 2 hours prior to arrival at camp. In the interest of time, testing may not/will not be done onsite
  • Encourage my camper to frequently wash or sanitize hands as a standard safety precaution; staff will reinforce at camp. 
  • Approve onsite COVID testing as soon as possible if contacted by the Camp healthcare team. 
  • Pick-up my camper from camp in a timely manner if camper becomes ill or displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at camp. 
  • Comply with any new health and safety protocols, guidelines, and policies deemed necessary by Camp through consultation with LA County experts. 

If you have any questions regarding our COVID policy, please contact us at 818-957-4900 or

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Refund Policy

Notification in writing of any cancelations at least 30 days prior to the start of the camp session will result in a full refund, less the $100 paid non-refundable deposit.

  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the camp session, including no-shows, are NOT eligible for a refund.
  • In the case of cancellation, at the advisement of Camp health staff, a full refund will be made, less an administrative processing fee. If the cancellation is made during a camp session, a refund will be made that is pro-rated to the number of days that will be missed.
  • In the case of cancellation because Camp Bob Waldorf is forced to cease operations, a full refund will be made.
  • In the case of a medical reason for cancellation that is not made at the advisement of camp health staff, we ask that you submit a written medical notification from the advising healthcare provider.
  • If your camper is dismissed from camp for camper code of conduct violations, no refund will be issued.
  • If a camper misses any days of camp once their session has begun, no refund will be issued for the missed days.

In the case of a cancellation that is not outlined above, no refund will be made.

IMPORTANT: Any off-season programs (weekend retreats), DO NOT offer any form of refund or credit.

If you have any questions regarding our Refund Policy, please contact us at 818-957-4900 or at

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Camp Bob Waldorf Inclusion Statement

Camp Bob Waldorf actively acknowledges and embraces the richness and full spectrum of the community. It is our commitment to create an environment where all voices will be heard and treated with respect. These standards are expected of our leadership, staff, and volunteers as Camp Bob Waldorf builds its diverse constituency with full acceptance, irrespective of gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, level of Jewish observance, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.