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Daring Boys to Become Men, Since 1949

R. M. Pyles Boys Camp is a youth leadership and character development program for selected boys 12 to 14 years of age. Over 28,000 boys have participated in our program since 1949. Each year over 450 boys from five Southern California counties are selected to attend one of our five first year sessions. Pyles Camp is not for juvenile delinquents.  We seek to help our youth through a unique wilderness camp experience, winter follow-up, second year summer camp, leadership development and college scholarship programs. The focus is building self-confidence, setting goals, developing decision making abilities and learning that success comes only through significant personal effort. 

OUR MISSION

R.M. Pyles Boys Camp promotes long-term positive behavioral change for low-income, disadvantaged boys by providing a multi-year wilderness camp experience supplemented by year-round mentoring that builds life skills and instills the values of hard work, education, and positive choices.


“To find the poor and needy, the underprivileged children, whose bodies are undernourished, whose thoughts are clouded by fear, whose hearts are heavy from lack of love and understanding—- to find and rebuild them into healthier and happier generations of Americans, firmly endowed with the ideals and principles of our freedom loving country.”

— Robert McDonald Pyles, Founder

Daring Boys to Become Men, Since 1949

R. M. Pyles Boys Camp is a youth leadership and character development program for selected boys 12 to 14 years of age. Over 28,000 boys have participated in our program since 1949. Each year over 450 boys from…

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