Camp Wesson

Each year City Council President Wesson, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks treats approximately 150 children from disadvantaged communities to a camping trip at Hansen Dam. The annual camping trip seeks to teach and expose young members of the surrounding community wilderness skills and expose them to new outdoor activities not readily experienced in the city’s urban neighborhoods.

Dubbed Camp Wesson, the camp is a 3-day, 2-night sleepover excursion offering students the opportunity to experience the outdoors and participate in a wide range of camp activities including horseback riding, archery, wall-climbing and paddle boarding all free of charge to families. Wesson provides student campers with a set of camping gear including new clothing and swimsuits and a sleeping bag. Clothing is provided to each student camper in an effort to promote equality, teamwork and pride rather than competition based on clothing labels.