2 images. Group of L.A. YMCA youngsters open the 1954 summer camping season. Group of 140 Boys from 9-12 leave for Camp Round Meadows in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino Mountains. (Handout); Supplementary material reads: "From: YMCA of Los Angeles, Trinity 4751, Ralph Broms. Date: 1954-06-22. Fact Sheet: First group of Los Angeles YMCA youngsters open the 1954 summer camping season. This Group: This group of 140 boys, 9 to 12 years old, is the first to leave from Los Angeles YMCA branches. They will go to Camp Round Meadow in the Barton Flats area of San Bernardino mountains. They will be accompanied by 19 volunteer cabin counselors and four YMCA staff members. Camp director will be Edgar A. Drake, executive secretary, West Los Angeles YMCA branch. Total YMCA Camping Program: This West Los Angeles group is the first of 79 groups from 23 community 'Y' branches which will attend five Los Angeles YMCA camps in the San Bernardino and High Sierra mountains this summer. It is expected that a total of more than 6000 youths, 9 to 18, will be in the program. They will be accompanied by more than 600 volunteer cabin counselors in addition to YMCA secretaries....; Supplementary material continutes: Other San Bernardino Camps: Other camps in the San Bernardino area, Little Green Valley, Big Pines and Mozumdar, will open later this week. Programs include swimming, hiking, handicraft, athletics, horseback riding, and daily chapel services and campfire programs. With the exception of Mozumdar, the long term camp near Crestline, these San Bernardino area sites hold eight-day periods. Age range: 13 to 18. High Sierra Programs: The High Sierra Base Camp, in the Mammoth Lakes area, will open next Monday. Programs operated out of this site include the back country pack-in trip and the Caravan trip through the high Sierras and Yosemite. Both are eight days and both stress the more rugged type of camping-- boys sleep on the ground and do their own cooking. Age range: 13 to 18. Operation of YMCA Camps: All camps are operated by the Camp branch of the Los Angeles YMCA for the community branches. Groups attend from the branches, and programs are planned and directed by branch YMCA secretaries".