Acton Conservation Camp #11

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Contact Info

8800 Soledad Canyon Road, Acton, CA 93510
(661) 268-0113

Camp Staff (CDCR)

  • Lieutenant D. E. Foote, Camp Commander
  • Sergeant H. Valdivia, Assistant Camp Commander
  • J. Caglia, Correctional Officer
  • N. Marquez, Correctional Officer
  • S. Herrmann, Correctional Officer
  • R. Torrez, Correctional Officer
  • S. Uribe, Correctional Officer
  • F. Venegas, Correctional Officer

2020 Camp Statistics

CDCR Staff: 8

Total number of inmates: 45

Total inmate capacity: 80

Community Service Projects

Total # of estimated annual completed work service projects: 100,000man-hours

Project Descriptions

Trail Maintenance/Hazard Reductions (U.S. Forest Service, State & County Parks/Facilities)

Site Beautifications (Palmdale High School Baseball/Softball Facilities, U.S. Forest Service, State and County Parks/Facilities)

Completed Museum for Leona Valley Historical Society

Camp History

Located in Los Angeles County and in part of the Angeles National Forest, Acton Conservation Camp or “Camp 11” was originally utilized as a “Road Camp” where workers lived responsible for the construction of the 14 Freeway. The camp was later occupied by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department used to house County Inmates.

In the early 1970’s the Los Angeles County Fire (LACO) Department moved into the camp, named “Camp 1” at that time. “Camp 1” was used to house and train non-incarcerated Fire Control Laborers with four “Hand” Crews and one “Heli tack” crew that responded to wild land/brush fire until the early 1980’s when a new agreement with California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) was reached.

Since that time, Acton Conservation Camp #11 has been a cooperative partnership between LACO Fire Department and CDCR. Camp 11 has proudly served the citizens of Los Angeles County and the State of California. The Camp 11 Fire Crews respond to wild land/brush fires and other natural disasters from the Mexico border in the south to the Oregon border in the north. Camp 11 is one of the busiest Fire Camps in the State, averaging over 500 fire responses a year.

Inmate Programs

  • Narcotics and Alcohol Anonymous meetings
  • Religious faith based services
  • Hobby Craft program
  • Visiting program
  • Canteen program
  • College and other educational correspondence services available