Camp Bob Waldorf is a residential camp for campers currently in 3rd-12th grade that fosters growth and development in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Camp serves low-income families with the goal of providing campers with enriching activities during the summer. Our program is built upon four core pillars (values): Inclusion, Community, Identity, and Respect. Campers live out these values through their daily interactions with other campers, learning new skills, and making lasting memories.
Campers live in a cabin with their peers and two to three trained counselors. 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
- 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.
- A child who requires one-on-one supervision in a school setting.
- A child who has difficulty blending into, cooperating, and following rules in a living or classroom situation with children their own age.
- 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.
- A child who has displayed self-destructive or suicidal tendencies within the past 6-12 months.
- A child who has been hospitalized for psychiatric care within the past 6-12 months.
- A child who is involved with illegal substances (drugs, alcohol) and/or cannot respect that we are a drug, alcohol, and smoke-free community.
- A child who cannot respect boundaries around sexual behavior and compromises the safety of others.
- A child who has any history or tendencies to set or play with fire.
- A child who has been suspended from school in the last 12 months.
- 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