Griffith Park Boys` Camp

4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
All bookings are free!
Camp Prices 2020
Camp Category: ACA Accredited, Adventure, Basketball, Coed, Games, Music, Pool, Religious, Religious Study, Sports, Swimming, Traditional, Volleyball
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About Griffith Park Boys` Camp

While Griffith Park Boys' Camp, affectionately called Boys Camp, primarily focuses on giving young men ages 7-14 a great summer experience we offer a whole lot more. From traditional family based camp weekends, and our now famous Boys Break Weekends, to rental opportunities, Boys Camp has something for all nature enthusiasts.

Griffith Park Boys Camp is a place where boys of all ages come to make new friends, meet new challenges, learn about the outdoors, experience group living, and build a positive self concept through the Six Pillars of Character, Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworhtiness
Great men all start somewhere . . . somewhere is here!
camp Overview
Believe it or not Griffith Park Boys' Camp has been part of the City of Los Angeles' Department of Recreation and Parks Camping Section since 1924. Griffith Park Boys Camp has more than 87 years of history helping give boys, through the transformative experiences of nature, a foundation for future greatness. This great place is not just somewhere; it is right here in your own back yard.

Griffith Park Boys Camp is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized organization focuses on a camp program's quality, safety, health issues and staff development, and requires us to continuously review every facet of our operation. Our camp has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and have earned this mark of distinction.

All campers:
• Develop an understanding and respect for the cultural diversity in which they live.
• Develop their interpersonal communication skills.
• Learn new skills and new knowledge about the outdoors.
• Be encouraged to take responsibility for caring for the natural environment in which we live.
• Develop awareness, appreciation, and respect for ones self and for others.

• The Campers are safe at all times!
• The Campers have fun.
• The Campers have a positive and memorable experience at camp.
• The Campers have staff as positive and good role models to imitate.
• The Campers learn new things about themselves, others and the outdoors.
• The Campers have camp as the highlight of their summer.
• The Staff, as a family, has a fun and memorable experience with the Campers.

Expectations of the Campers
Each Camper will:
• Participate in an activity and/ or program that enables him to express himself creatively to others.
• Perform a specific skill that he has gained a higher level of proficiency in or learned new at camp.
• Practice camp ecology by recycling aluminum, glass, and plastic. He will also be responsible for keeping his cabin and cabin's restroom clean.
• Demonstrate problem-solving abilities and help in the making of key group decisions within their cabins.
Griffith Park Boys Camp is a picturesque 10 acre facility resting in the historic Griffith Park hills.
Check-in is Monday 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and check-out is Friday 4:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m. The program schedule is from 7:00 a.m. (rise and shine) until 8:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. (lights out). During the course of the day campers participate in activities by cabin groups, age groups and individual interests. Activities are taught by trained and experienced staff.
The camp offers swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, sports, challenge activities, campfire programs, archery, outdoor living skills, nature awareness, field trips, themed sessions for variety and special events to highlight each week.

Sports Programs:
Baseball, Basketball, Hiking, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Mountain Biking, Climbing Wall

Other Programs:
Arts & Crafts, Woodworking, General Performing Arts, Music, Boy's Break Weekends, Cabin Leader Training Program, Camp Carnivals, Fitness Activities, Nature Programs, Parent/Child Weekends, Residential Summer Camp, Outdoor Cooking etc.

Summer Resident Camp Staff
All of our staff are college-age and chosen for their communication skills, experience or training in child development, the ability to be excellent role models and their ability to practice and teach young boys in accordance with the American Camp Associations "Seven Camp Outcome Domains": Friendship Skills, Responsibility, Independence, Family/Citizenship, Teamwork, Competence and Exploration. Our rigorous selection process follows the American Camp Association guidelines and includes an in-person interview, as well as a reference and fingerprint check. Our staff members undergo a minimum of one week intensive training, and are certified in CPR and Standard First Aid prior to the start of camp. During the camping season, our staff is continuously evaluated and guided to enhance their skills. The relationship between a camper and his Cabin Leader is at the heart of our camps' success, as the camp experience shapes children's lives. Cabin Leaders sleep in the cabins with their campers. The Cabin Leader to camper ratio is set by the American Camp Association.
Facility Features
The gentle sloping grounds host: 16 bungalow styled cabins that sleep 10 persons and are complemented by being air conditioning and heated. Our 4 bathroom/shower bungalows have hot and cold running water year round. Restrooms are located near the cabins, each with flush toilets, communal showers and washbasins. The main lodge/dining hall has a wood burning fireplace and a full service kitchen. To round out the camp experience Griffith Park Boys' Camp has a 30 ft. rock climbing wall, high ropes challenge course, archery range and miles of hiking trails. Other Facility Features: Multipurpose Sports Field, Basketball Courts (Lighted / Outdoor), Seasonal Pool (Outdoor / Unheated).
Registration and Enrolment Info
In order to participate in our program, a camper needs to be able to:
1.Move independently from place to place;
2.Meet their own personal care needs (i.e. shower, brush hair and teeth, etc);
3.Live cooperatively in a group environment;
4.Be able to be away from their home for several days;
5.As a parent, you must be able to let your son be away from home for several days.

Completed applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The rules for acceptance in the camp programs are the same for everyone, without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in our programs. Reasonable accommodations will be made with prior arrangements.

Camp fees are due at the time of registration.Space is limited. Please mail or hand deliver the completed registration form (both sides). No facsimile/fax copies or emails are accepted. Full payment must accompany registration. When signing up for multiple sessions, we advise you to use separate checks for each session. If the application is not completed, or payment is not included, it will be mailed back and will further delay the registration process.

Payment options: You can pay for summer camp sessions by check, credit card (Visa or MasterCard only), cash or money order. A collection fee will be charged for each check returned by the bank. If paying by credit card, you must come to our office and have your photo ID. We do not accept credit cards over the phone. Our office hours are 10:00 am—4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please call in advance to make an appointment so we can serve you quickly.

Late Fees
If space is available after the registration deadline (two weeks prior to the start of the session), we will accept registration with a $50.00 late fee. If any registration is accepted one week prior to the start of the session, there will be a $75.00 late fee.

Waiting List
If a summer camp session fills, a waiting list will be started and names will be added in the order in which completed applications are received. Parents will be notified when space is available in their child's age group. Payment is not required at the time of application if being submitted for the waiting list.

Cabin Assignments and Cabin Buddies
Camper cabin assignments are made according to their age (ages 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17). We do not honor cabin buddy requests and we do not guarantee placement in a particular cabin. At Griffith Park Boys Camp we build relationships by promoting interaction in the camp community. Campers coming alone to camp develop a sense of independence are much more likely to engage in making new friends, build a connection with their cabin leader and develop a sense of belonging in the cabin group.

Request for Change of Sessions
Reasonable requests to change sessions will be accommodated, if space is available. Fees will be charged per camper based on the earliest effected session as follows: with two weeks or more notice, $50.00; less than two weeks notice, $75.00. No change of session will be allowed for "no shows." No session changes will be made until a written request and appropriate fees are received. These fees are in addition to the difference of session prices.

All cancellations must be in writing. Refunds take approximately 8-10 weeks after written request is received. Refunds will not be made until a written request is received. The registration will be refunded as follows:
1.Two or more weeks notice will be assessed a $50.00 administrative fee, per session, per camper.
2.Less than two weeks notice will be assessed a $75.00 administrative fee, per session, per camper.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR "NO-SHOWS". Failure to arrive at camp prior to 9:30 am Monday morning isconsidered a no-show. No full refunds will be issued unless a session is cancelled by the camp. No refund or reduction in fees will be made for camper's late arrival, early withdrawal and/or dismissal for misconduct.

Confirmation Packets
A confirmation packet will be sent once your registration has been processed. This packet will include a Health History Form, Authorization Card and Doctor's Examination Form. Several pages of camp information will also included, covering health procedures, check-in and check-out procedures, rules of conduct, reasons for immediate dismissal, what to bring to camp, what not to bring to camp, spending money, mailing letters and other pertinent polices and procedures. Please read your confirmation packet carefully and share it with your child(ren)!
Color Wars Mother/Son Weekend - November 14-17, 2019
Boys 5-15 years of Age and "Moms" of any Age.*
Space is limited! Must register by Wednesday, October 30, 2019!
1,2,3,4....We want a COLORWAR! Compete with your team in all camp activities including relay races, capture the flag, trivia, gummy bear pie eating contest and a balloon tower building race. Bring a white t-shirt for the color rush game. There will be a little bit of paint, a little bit of water and a whole lot of fun!
We will give you a lifetime of memories. During the weekend you and your son(s) will participate in a variety of activities, individually and with other mothers and their sons.

*Parent/Guardian must be at least 18 years old. For the Mother/Son weekend we consider a "mother" as any significant female adult figure in a young boys life: moms, female guardians, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, etc. We consider a "son" as any significant young boy in a woman's life: son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, etc.

Friday Evening 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm
Sunday Morning 11:00 am-11:30 am

Registration Procedures
Make checks payable to the City of Los Angeles. Mail completed application and registration fees to:
Griffith Park Boys Camp ● 4730 Crystal Springs Drive ● Los Angeles, CA 90027. Credit card payment must be walked in with your Registration Form, Credit Card and your Photo ID (Visa & MasterCard only). Please call to make an appointment to pay by credit card.
No online, telephone or fax registration will be accepted. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Therules of acceptance and participation in the program are the same for all, without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in our programs. Reasonable accommodations will be made with prior arrangement. Please allow two weeks minimum notice for interpretive services. Camp registration and fees are due on or before12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. If registration is received after October 30, 2019, and there is still room in the session, there will be a $15.00 late charge. It is understood and agreed that no refund or reduction in fees are made for late arrival, early departure, or request to leave due to misconduct. A waiting list will be started after all spaces are filled. Names will be added in the order in which applications are received.

Children must be accompanied and supervised at all times by their parent/guardian. Griffith Park Boys Camp Staff is responsible for preparing and leading activities; they will not be available to supervise children. Unaccompanied children will be returned to their parent/guardian immediately. Proper authorities will be contacted if the adult refuses to accompany their children.

Cancellation and Refund Requests
All telephone cancellations must be followed by a written request for a refund with a copy of the original registration receipt. Refunds will take at least 6-8 weeks, once the written request has been received. The registration fee will be refunded as follows: less $10.00 with more than two weeks notice; less $25.00 with less than two week's notice. Cancellation deadline is 12:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the session registered for. There will be no refunds for a NO SHOW. No fullrefund will be issued unless a session is cancelled by the camp.
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