Pythian Youth Camp
Sequoia National Forest

Established in 1946

Public Nonprofit Corporation 501(c)(3)
Pythian Youth Camp
President Truman's Legacy
When Harry S. Truman took Office in 1945 he accomplished several things: He revised Social Security,
passed the Fair Housing Act, and help to establish the nationís first and only land-grant camp.

The Pythian Youth Foundation of CA is the keeper of President Trumanís vision of a wilderness camp where disadvantaged children can retreat from often improvised cities and experience first-hand the awe and wonder of nature. Camping has the power to change a childís perception of themselves and the world that they live in.

CHILDREN AT CAMP make new friends; they develop communications skills and learn about shared responsibility;
they gain confidence in themselves and in their ability to cope with fears and frustrations.

The curriculum for the Pythian Youth Camp is designed to dramatically expand outdoor learning, education and wilderness opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth who would otherwise not have access to the outdoors. PYF Mission To give at-risk 9 to 11 year old boys and girls the opportunity to make life-adjustments and long-term positive behavioral changes by involving them in high quality life skills, camping and outdoor education programsÖ and still let the children be just what they are, children.

About Pythian Youth Foundation

The Foundation
The Pythian Youth Foundation of California, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Nonprofit Corporation, established in 1946 to develop and operate the 19-acre Pythian Youth Camp, which is located in the heart of the Sequoia National Forest. Executive Director: Donna Tel: 909 553-4069. Pythian Youth Camp (PYC) The Pythian Youth Camp was founded under the signature of President Harry S. Truman for the purpose of serving Americaís youth. It is the first and only land-grant camp in the United States, and is dedicated to enhancing the growth and development of disadvantaged children between 9 and 11 both at camp and in the communities where they live.

The Camp is the jewel of the Knights of Pythias. The camp holds the promise of a different life for at-risk children. Children at Camp is about life-changing experience and the people who inspire them. We invite you to join us in our campaign to send children to camp. 6-Day Wilderness Experience Our trained counselors, under the supervision of a professional camp manager, lead activities such as Swimming, Outdoor Games, Arts & Crafts, Journaling, Hiking, Team Building, Environmental Education, and Campfire Activities. Volunteering Interested in volunteering at Pythian Youth Foundation? Please contact us by sending us an e-mail. One of our team members will get back to you with the next steps. We Take Children to Camp! The Pythian Youth Foundation of California is pledged to place smiles on the faces of 300 children every summer by sending them to camp, free of charge.

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Cabin Dance Contest

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