Youth Programs

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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.

SFC is now serving more families in need than ever before including pantry services at two satellite locations. Due to an increased demand for our food pantry, our goal this year is to give 400 disadvantaged youth (the most ever!) the opportunity to experience camp, which not only connects them with nature, but engages them in a variety of activities that build self esteem, spur personal growth and open their eyes to new opportunities and a brighter future!

Last year, thanks to dedicated donors, SFC was able to send 415 underprivileged kids to camp.

2017 Summer Camp Offerings:

Off-site camps (overnight, weeklong):

  • 5-day: St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch Camp, Santa Barbara
  • 6-day: Sisters of Social Service Camp Mariastella, Wrightwood

On-site camps:

  • 4-day cooking camp
  • Family Fitness
  • Family Movie Night
  • 4-day art camp

Field trips:

  • Beach day
  • Water park
  • Family Fitness



Check out the fun of our past summer camps on our YouTube page here.

Please help us continue to show our youth there is more to life than what they encounter on the streets of Los Angeles, make a donation today.