Youth Programs

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Youth Summer Camp Program

Every summer, SFC sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry to camp.

Due to an increased demand for our food pantry, our goal this year is to give 330 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 302 underprivileged kids to camp.


2016 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
  • New 5-day: Salvation Army’s Camp Gilmore, Malibu

On-site camps:

  • 4-day art: Create Now (“Create a City” and “Theater Workshop”
  • 5-day cooking: Leah’s Pantry
  • 4-day fitness: Zumba/Yoga

Off-site camps:

New 5-day:*detailed below

Session 1

*1: USC campus tour & resume-building workshop at SFC

2: Grammy and Broad museums

3: Santa Monica pier, biking and beach cleanup

4: Kayak the LA River

5: Volunteer at SFC and skid row tour

Session 2

*1: Cooking class and Zumba at SFC

2: Natural History Museum and CA Science Center

3: Santa Monica pier, biking and beach cleanup

4: Kayak the LA River

5: Volunteer at SFC and skid row tour


Check out the fun of the 2015 Summer Camp 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.