“A Camp For Families Like Ours”

Brave Trails Family Camp is a weekend of action packed fun for LGBTQ+ parents and their families. Enjoy quality time together in nature while participating in camp activities and programs the entire family will love!







About Family Camp

Brave Trails Family Camp is a safe and welcoming place where  LGBTQ+ parents and their families can bond, build community, and have fun!  There will be tons of camp activities to choose from through out the weekend or feel free to just kick back and relax, its up to you. All ages and family members are welcome, even grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles. Come create life-long family memories with us!



Tuition includes all meals & snacks, programs materials, activity instruction and lessons, lodging, a camp t-shirt, and much more!

Adults (18+): $200.00

Older Youth (10-17): $145.00

Youth (4-9): $105.00

3 & Under: FREE!

There is a $100 deposit due, per family, at time of registration. Only registration accompanied by the deposit will be processed.



Brave Trails Family Camp is Located in Los Angeles, California in the Angeles National Forest. About a 1 hour drive from Downtown Los Angeles. Our site is a traditional style summer camp in a rustic, mountain environment.


Standard Accommodations

Families will stay in shared bunk-style cabins, complete with a bathroom and shower. Cabins can sleep up to 12 people comfortably. Smaller families will share a cabin with another family. We will always do our best to accommodated bunk mate request.


Upgraded Accommodations 

Howard House ($50)

Upgrade from the standard shared Cabin! The Howard Retreat House has 5 rooms available for an extra fee of $50 per room. Each room sleeps 4 people. The upper floor holds 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The main floor includes one additional bedroom, 1 full bath, household-size kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, and additional meeting space. Amenities Include: -Wireless internet -Television & DVD player -Stereo system -Fireplace -Outdoor barbecue patio



McGiffen Lodge ($70)

Upgrade from the standard shared cabin! McGiffen Lodge has 4 wings available for an extra fee of $70 per wing. Each wing contains two rooms (two twin beds in each room = 4 beds total per wing) and a private bathroom between the rooms (Jack & Jill style). Beneath the sleeping quarters is a shared, spacious meeting hall and full kitchen.


While at camp, all meals are included in tuition. Our kitchen staff pride themselve on delivering nutritious meal that keep our families going throughout day. Families will enjoy three healthy, balanced meals per day, along with snacks and special treats! We honor vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food restrictions but require proper notice for appropriate planning.


Sample Menu

Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage (chicken or veggie), fruit & yogurt bar, and orange juice. Every morning we have a cereal bar, milk, and a fruit assortment available.

Lunch: Veggi & turkey paninis, soup, and a salad bar is available every day.

Dinner: Tacos (veggi & chicken) with all the toppings, rice, beans, and a salad bar is available for dinner every evening. For dessert churros!



Camp Brave Trails is a “peanut aware”. Contact with peanuts or peanut residues can be life threatening for many children.  At Brave Trails, we have respect for each individual camper, and while we are not a totally “peanut-free” camp, we go to great lengths to remove peanut products from camp.

Traces of an allergen product can surprise the best of us at any time. What we do to make our camp a safer environment for peanut allergic campers:

⇒ We do not serve peanut butter! Instead we serve homemade sunflower seed butter, wow butter, jam, cream cheese, and other spreads so children have a variety of alternatives.

⇒ We instruct the kitchen to plan meal and snacks without peanuts and do our best to note when we know it does have traces of peanut.

⇒  Nut products cannot be brought in to camp.

Refund Policy

Brave Trails Family Camp Refund Policy

We carefully plan each session of camp for maximum fun. We understand that your schedule may change but our staffing, meal arrangements, programing are finalized based on projected attendance. With that in mind, please read our refund policies carefully.

All registrations require a $100 deposit, per family. Only registrations that are accompanied by the deposit will be processed. This includes applications to be added to the Waiting List. The balance of camp tuition will be automatically charged to the card on file one month prior to the camper's camp start date. Prior to March 1, 2018, camp fees are refundable. Between March 1- March 15, 2018, 50% of tuition is refundable. Absolutely no refunds will be issued after March 15, 2018. There will be no fee reduction or reimbursement for absences from camp due to illness, injury, homesickness, dismissal, voluntary withdrawal, family emergencies, vacation, summer school, unexpected visits from relatives, unhappiness with the program, or for any other reason. There will be no fee reduction or reimbursement for changes in programing on our part. All decisions to change programming are made with the best interest of our clients' safety and experience in mind.

Contact Info

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at kayla@bravetrails.org or 323.300.4401.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!