ANNUAL PROGRAM SIZE
2,500-3000 at-risk youth are sent to camp each year—more than 250,000 since 1947.
More than 30 Bay Area outdoor programs such as those run by Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs, Catholic Charities CYO, Salvation Army, and the Seven Tepees Youth Programs.
Campers are 6-17 and meet the eligibility guidelines for the Federal Government’s Reduced Price School lunch program. Counselors in Training also are eligible.
Camperships are funded through The Guardsmen’s events and by donations and planned gifts from foundations and individuals, matching gifts from corporations, and corporate sponsorships.
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
A Guardsmen campership supports up to $30 a day, per camper, for up to 14 days.
Youth apply directly to agencies supported by The Guardsmen.
In addition to the Campership program, The Guardsmen support outdoor education programs through flexible grants that provide immediate support or fund additional programs for at-risk youth.