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Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
— Proverbs 22:6

Our Mission

The mission of the Louis Zamperini Foundation is to share the life changing story of our founder. We seek to impact hearts and minds and give at-risk youth a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works and the hope that only He can bring. Summoning the potential to persevere, and illuminating the path forward to a purposeful life through faith in Jesus Christ. We serve to change their lives forever!



Since 1952 kids in need of guidance were Louis' passion. He established the first of its kind wilderness program for at-risk youth, 'Victory Boys Camps'. The camp challenged kids to achieve success in basic outdoor skills such as fishing, boating, skiing, hiking and climbing as a means to develop character and instill a sense of accomplishment for themselves and respect for others.  The majesty of the great outdoors created the ideal setting to touch hearts and minds. We continue to provide these opportunities through camp partnerships for kids at risk today. (See our partners page!)

Through sharing the lessons of his extraordinary life, Louis was able to shine a light on the truth that perseverance, faith in Jesus Christ, and forgiveness can lift anyone through the worst of hardships and awaken their promise.  Giving them a future and a hope.

Today, the Louis Zamperini Foundation exists to continue his life-changing work, by partnering with mentoring programs that reflect Louis' life of commitment and values.

Victory Boys Camps


 the Louis Zamperini Foundation

Celebrating 64 years providing inspiration, guidance and a path forward to at-risk youth, the Louis Zamperini Foundation has a long and storied history. We have remained a family-operated organization since 1952.  Click below to learn more about our organization and the work we do.

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PLEASE Support Our Work

This story TRANSFORMS LIVES!!  Please continue to support the life changing work of the Louis Zamperini Foundation.  We need  your help to ensure the lasting success of our future generation.

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Victory Boys' Camps, Inc. DBA The Louis Zamperini Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Louis Zamperini photograph courtesy of The Daily Breeze