Oak Glen Conservation Camp #35
41100 PINEBENCH RD., YUCAIPA, CA. 92399
Camp Staff CDCR
- Lieutenant N. Patterson, Camp Commander
- Sergeant J. Lanthripp, Assistant Camp Commander
- Sergeant C. Pineiro, Assistant Camp Commander
- D. E. Dronet, Correctional Officer
- D. H. Dronet, Correctional Officer
- D. Bechtol, Correctional Officer
- J. Slider, Correctional Officer
- R. Martin, Correctional Officer
- M. Salazar, Correctional Officer
- A. Powell, Correctional Officer
- A. Gerrish, Correctional Officer
- L. Schaffer, Correctional Officer
- R.Smith IV, Correctional Officer
- G. Ramirez, Correctional Officer
- E. Golden, Correctional Officer
Facts and figures
Total Staff (CDCR) 2018: 15
Total Staffing (CAL-FIRE) 2018: 24
Total # Inmates (as of 09/25/2018): 110
Wood products -- including custom cabinetry.
Community service projects
Cal Fire Cabinet Shop that supplies many fire stations in the area with custom cabinetry. Two Oak Glen crews specialize in tree trimming and bug abatement, which numerous inmates have take the skills learned to use after release.
Oak Glen Camp is located in the San Bernardino Mountains at over 5,500 feet elevation, near the boundary of the San Gorgonio Wilderness area. The camp is about 10 miles north of Beaumont, near the apple growing community of Oak Glen. The camp is situated on 27 acres of leased Forest Service land within the San Bernardino National Forest utilizing a special use permit for a fire control facility. The San Bernardino County line divides the camp about equally between two counties. Numerous California brown bears make their home in the immediate vicinity of the camp.
Oak Glen Camp was established in 1945 as a tent camp. The original buildings were constructed by inmate labor, out of materials salvaged from the United States Army at Camp Hahn. Many different agencies have provided manpower to Oak Glen Camp, but Cal Fire has been here since it opened. It operated as a California Department of Corrections Camp until 1963. In 1963-64 the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as a California Youth Camp operated it. In 1964 it was converted to a Job Corps Center. This was terminated in 1969 and the California Department of Corrections Don Lugo Camp at Chino was moved to Oak Glen. It was later converted to California Youth Authority in September of 1972.
On May 15, 1990, a transition took place and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmates replaced the Youth Authority wards, and to this day remains the same.
Several Support Groups and Educational Programs remain active for the inmates, such as GED, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, a Pre-Release program, and a Hobby Program. Two Religious Services Sponsors (R U Ready Ministries and Fellowship in the Pass) come to the camp each week. Oak Glen camp also has an active Music Program.