Welcome to Camp Max Straus

Since 1938, Camp Max Straus has been providing memorable camp experiences to youth, following the idea that all children should have the opportunity to experience camp regardless of their family’s financial ability. Camp Max Straus is a non-profit camp, owned and operated by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), sprawling over 112 acres in the beautiful Verdugo Mountains in Glendale, California. Through our residential summer camp programs, weekend retreats, outdoor backpacking trips, college scholarship programs and mentoring activities, we provide over 1,500 underserved children each year with the tools, community, and support system necessary for success as they progress from elementary school to college. At Camp Max Straus our campers learn to be inclusive, creative, responsible and thoughtful individuals.

Please explore our website, or contact us, to learn about our many wonderful programs!