The male and female residents at the Urban Camp are committed to the
Camp by the Superior Court. Males receive a commitment length of 85,
130, or 240 days. Females receive a commitment length of 120 days.
The age range for the youth is 13-18 years old. The Camp operates
four living dorms, and the male and female populations reside
separately, and receive distinct programming.
- Base Camp Dorm : This Dorm houses the youngest male youth, generally between the ages of 13 to 16 years old.
- Ascent Dorm : This Dorm houses male youth 16 to 17 years old.
- Summit Dorm : This Dorm houses the oldest male youth, ages 17 to 18 years old.
- Girls Rehabilitation Facility : This dorm houses the female population.
The goal of the Urban Camp is to provide the youth with the training and skills necessary for successful transition and reintegration into society.
For information on the Girls Urban Camp please select the link below.
General Information about Urban Camp (UC):
- Release Information
Two to three weeks prior to the youths scheduled release, her Probation Officer is notified and all the necessary paperwork is initiated. The parent or guardian will be contacted by probation staff the day prior to the youth’s release. The parents will be instructed to bring clean clothes and shoes for the youth. The parent will also need to provide identification for the youth to be released to them.
- Treatment Components
Each youth is assigned to an officer who is responsible for ensuring that the youth participates in the various programs which address their treatment needs.
- Spiritual Programs
Visits by various churuch groups are avaialble to interested youth. Youth may request to speak to a clergypeson of any faith. Probation staff will make every effort to arrange positive visits with appropriate clergyperson(s).
- Can I send my child calling cards?
No, unfortunately all calls have to be received collect. If your telephone does not accept collect calls you can contact Urban Camp Staff to get information and details on how to get this changed.
- What can I do to support my child ?
Participate in family counseling, parent empowerment, visiting, accept their collect calls, and send encouraging mail.
- Who can visit my child?
The minor’s parent(s), guardian or an adult deemed a positive influence by the casework Probation Officer.
- What can I send my child in the mail?
They can receive unlimited correspondence and appropriate photos. The photos cannot be gang related or refer to drugs and alcohol use. They cannot write to or receive mail from anyone in custody.
- Who do I notify if there is a family emergency?
Call Urban Camp at (858) 694-4510, ask for the Supervisor or Senior Officers.
- If my child has a infant or child; are they allowed visits with them while in custody?
If approved by their Probation Officer, a one-hour visit once a week will be scheduled to allow for child bonding time.
- How long is the GUC program and when can I expect my daughter to be released?
The GUC program is approximately 10 ½ weeks, but can be extended based on negative behavior.