Cub Day Camp is Here!

Camp Josepho Cub Day Camp

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Dates

  • Session 1: July 18-22
  • Session 2: July 25-29

Don’t forget, we have a transportation option! Make sure you have registered for transportation as soon as possible, spots are filling up! Make sure to edit your registration if  you need to add bus service. Here are the stops and pick up times are listed on the map.

Before you hit the road again register for Day Camp!  CLICK HERE!

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the  family Bbq every Thursday evening and the half day on Friday!

Here is a link to our 2016 Schedule

Cub Day Camp Forms

Parent Meeting

Parents are asked to attend one of two Parent Meetings to prepare for camp, volunteer for tasks at camp, and optionally submit paperwork early. Both meetings will present the same content, it is only necessary to attend one.

Cub Parent Weekends

You and your Cub Scout will have so much fun at Cub Parent Weekend. All you have to bring is a tent and sleeping bag, we will take care of the rest. After the weekend, on the way home your scout won’t make it to Sunset before they are asleep. This is a weeks worth of excitement packed into one weekend. We have three events at Camp Josepho this year,  March 18th-20th, October 14th-16th and November 4th-6th, don’t miss out! These events are a great opportunity for parents to spent some one-on-one time with their sons in a camp environment. Join us for exciting activities such as BB guns, Archery, campfires, games, hikes and more! Click here to register and for more details.

NYLT

The Youth of today should be the leaders of…TODAY!

National Youth Leadership Training is the highest level of training that Scouts can reach as youth in the organization. Our NYLT program is a six-day course that that teaches youth leaders what to be, know, and do in order to lead troops effectively. Youth will apply leadership skills in the patrol setting at Camp Josepho in a fun and exhilarating way to challenge their perceptions of leadership and role modeling.

Dates: June 19th-24th

Cost: $275/ participant, or $250 before May 1st

Click Here to Register!

2015 Videos are posted!

Go here to check out the Scouts’ movies from this summer!

2015 Moviemaking Experience

2015 Webelos Movie Camp

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Find out more about our Boy Scout Summer Programs!

Those Mysterious Gates on the Road…

Guests driving into Camp Josepho navigate miles of chaparral, some overgrown fencing, new growth over a burned out area, maybe even some hikers and bikers and… impressive stonework and wrought iron gates. If you ever felt like you were passing Wayne Manor on your way down into camp, you are not alone.

20120227_93The gates were the entrance to Murphy Ranch, a city-owned parcel that has been home to wealthy ranchers, immigrant bohemians, local artists, and even a famous novelist. The Nazi-narrative has captivated hikers and lovers of urban lore most recently, but the larger history of the landmark paints a picture that is much more complex and interesting, showcasing the intersection of great talent and civil progress with reactionary ideology. Jessie Murphy, who purchased the land from Will Rogers and invested $4 Million developing the area with buildings, a 375,000 gallon water tank, a meat locker, and more to create a haven for German refugees forced out of Germany by the ascendance of the Third Reich. The residents at that time were left-leaning radicals who were forced out of Germany at that time because of their radical beliefs (which were anything BUT Nazi-sympathetic), and wore handmade clothing and lived a “subversive” lifestyle by the conservative standards of the 40s and 50s. The stories of Nazi sympathizers emerged because the Rogers family and  Charles Lindberg (both of whom did, in fact, openly support the Nazis) befriended the group while he stayed at Will Rogers Park to avoid the publicity after the sensational kidnapping of his child). Propaganda films were filmed onsite during the war, one of which described a haven of Hitler sympathizers waiting out the war on a compound, which is where docents of Will Rogers Park believe the Nazi stories emerged. The origin of the popular myth ad its veracity, however, remain in doubt to this day, and you are likely to hear various stories from every source.

In the following years, the property was briefly home to Henry Miller and was an Artist Colony until 1965, when it went into disuse. A large fire in 1978 (which burned down every building in Camp Josepho except for the Lodge) destroyed all non-concrete facilities on the premises.

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The gates themselves, however, are part of much more complex and interesting history. They were designed for the original Ranch on the property by Paul Revere Williams, a pioneering African American Architect that designed more than 2,000 homes in the 1920s-50s for some of the brightest stars of Hollywood including Frank Sinatra, Desi Arnaz, and Lucille Ball. Williams was a master draftsman fluent in every popular architectural style, and he developed the skill of rendering design draws upside from across his desk so that white clients could see their designs rendered in real time without having to sit or stand next to a black architect. Today, it is Paul Revere William’s contribution to the lost structures in Rustic Canyon that is today most visible and most often misunderstood.

Camp Josepho in the 1940s

Movie Camp Promotional Video

Camp Josepho is gearing up for this summer’s Movie Camps. We will offer three weeks of the Cinematography Merit Badge Cluster, in which Scouts can earn the Cinematography Merit Badge and Communications Merit Badge while learning the basics of film making and animation. Also, our Webelos Movie Camp will be in its third year, and we will be offering more exciting program and weeks of camp than ever before. Check out the promotional video that the staff and some local scouts filmed to explain movie camp, and show it to as many people as you can!

  • Rules of the Road

    Check out our Rules of the Road before coming to camp

     

    Important Forms

    Financial assistance is available for qualified campers that can partially cover the fee for attending camp. Fill out the application here and submit it even if you are after the stated deadline.

     

    Shooting Sports permission slip, this will allow your scout to participate in Rifle or BB shooting. Fill out the Permission Slip and bring it with you to camp.

     

    Medical Forms, these are the standard forms you and your scout will need to attend camp. Fill out the Medical Form and bring it with you to camp. For a weekend camp, Parts A & B, for a resident camp Parts A, B, & C are required.

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