- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July, August
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Water Sports, Leadership, Multi-Sports
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Credit Awarded: No
YMCA Youth Adventure Leadership Program (YALP) is a program that develops teen leaders through an overnight backpacking trip. YALP operates concurrently with Camp Fox, offering an opportunity for these emerging leaders to mentor younger campers.
If your teen is looking to gain interpersonal and leadership skills, Youth Adventure Leadership Program (YALP) is a program that develops teen leaders through an overnight backpacking trip. YALP operates concurrently with Camp Fox, offering an opportunity for these emerging leaders to mentor younger campers. To join, an application and interview are required; community service hours will be granted upon completion.
Filled with non-stop laughs and thrills, our campers count the days until they step on the pier at Camp Fox. Almost all of the college age leaders were past campers and our directing staff has nearly 200 combined years of Camp Fox camping experience. Focusing on our campers lives as teenagers as it relates to self-esteem, self-image, self-expression and anything else relating to them respecting themselves and each other, our campers have one of the most memorable weeks of their lives! We accept campers from ages 10 to 17 but nearly 75% of our campers are junior high age (11-14). The YMCA of Glendale also has 4 other camps available for kids ages 8-18.
Located on beautiful Catalina Island, Camp Fox has one of the most spectacular camping facilities California can offer. Campers can enjoy water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, tubing, stand up paddle boarding, fishing or hanging out on the swim float! We have plenty of fun on land also such as volleyball, gaga ball, high and low ropes courses, a rock wall, archery and arts & crafts. We trust our campers with the freedom to choose which activities they’d like to partake in, allowing them to focus their time with what makes this week all they hope for during the 51 weeks they are at home!
Aside from the activities that the camp facilities and the island itself provide, the directing staff puts on a wild program that will keep your camper entertained 15 hours a day (they still do sleep the other 9 hours)! When your camper gets back after being with us for a week, be sure to ask about games such as Frontline and The Decathamarathon. We wrap the week up with an all-camp dance. We love giving the campers time to celebrate with the new friends they’ve made while they were at camp and thus, 70% of our campers return year after year .