CDCR-La Cima Conservation Camp #42

CDCR Fire Camp

Last Updated: February 28, 2024
15108 Sunrise Hwy, Julian, CA 92036
San Diego

La Cima Camp #42 is for CDCR Fire Camp offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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La Cima Camp #42 is a minimum-security facility under CDCR supervision, this camp plays a crucial role in supporting government agencies during emergency responses to wildfires, floods, and other natural or man-made disasters. Additionally, camp crews contribute to park maintenance, assist with flood mitigation through sandbagging, and participate in reforestation projects. Participation in the Conservation (Fire) Camp Program is entirely voluntary for incarcerated individuals. Those who choose to volunteer must meet specific eligibility criteria aimed at ensuring public safety. These include avenues for criminal record expungement, creating new pathways for employment, and aiding in their successful reintegration into society.

La Cima Conservation Camp #42, jointly operated by CDCR and CAL FIRE, plays a crucial role in supporting local, state, and federal agencies during emergencies like fires and floods. Since its establishment in November 1966, the camp has been instrumental in providing incarcerated hand crews for various response efforts. Located in East San Diego County, La Cima Camp also prioritizes community service and conservation projects year-round.

Under the administrative supervision of CDCR’s Sierra Conservation Center, La Cima reopened in October 2004 after operating as a teaching and training facility maintained by CAL FIRE in cooperation with the California Conservation Corps. Today, it continues its joint operation with CDCR and CAL FIRE, contributing significantly to emergency response efforts in the region.

Hand crews at La Cima engage in a wide range of conservation and community service projects determined by CAL FIRE. These projects include activities such as fuel break maintenance, weed abatement, brush clearing, tree felling, and general construction work. From maintaining access roads to cleaning up surrounding brush overgrowth, the crews are actively involved in safeguarding the environment and enhancing community safety.

In addition to their service-oriented tasks, La Cima offers various rehabilitative and educational programs to participants, including substance abuse programs, religious services, and GED and college courses. By fostering a strong work ethic and a sense of self-worth, these activities aim to prepare incarcerated individuals for successful reintegration into their communities upon release. Furthermore, the camp provides opportunities for apprenticeship readiness and pre-release courses, empowering participants with valuable skills and knowledge for their transition back into society.

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