Camp Laurel

Camp Programs

  • Winter Family Camp 2021: February 19-22

    Camp Laurel’s Family Camp program offers a unique opportunity for families to come together away from the stresses and isolation associated with HIV/AIDS, and 2020’s unique challenges. Parents with their children are welcome to participate together! Based on the belief that families play an essential role in the emotional, physical and social development of children, this program focuses on strengthening the family unit, while creating an environment that helps to foster peer support groups. This year, family camp will be a unique experience featuring in person and virtual programs. Join us and be a part of the magic!

  • Summer Camp 2022: Dates coming soon!

    Camp Laurel Summer Camp is an amazing, cost-free, week-long residential experience where youth ages 6-17 who are affected by HIV/AIDS can get away from the stress of daily life. Here, they will find an accepting community who will embrace them fully and encourage them to be their best self. Youth will enjoy traditional camp activities in beautiful Southern California such as swimming, archery, rock climbing, hiking, and more.

    The Laurel Foundation is following COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations put into place by state and local government officials, and the American Camp Association.

    Campers who are affected by HIV will need a physical within 1 year of camp. Campers who are HIV+ will need a physical within 6 months of camp. ALL campers will need to have a TB test done within 1 year of camp.

    Contact Sofia or call 626-683-0800 for more information. Cabins will fill up quickly as we are operating at a limited capacity this year!

Day Programs

  • We will hold in-person events safely and with any necessary modifications. Please contact our Sofia to RSVP.

  • Back to School Event - Saturday, September 11, 2021

    We had a very successful back to school event where we distributed backpacks to 50 campers and their families! We provided backpacks to youth in Los Angeles and San Diego. Families in San Diego picked up their backpacks at Christie’s Place, one of our community partners who provide services to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. We are thankful to our donors Brian Stark, Nike, and others that provided backpacks and school supplies for our families.

  • Halloween Drive-Thru Jamboree: Saturday October 30th, 2021

    Join us for a SPOOKY good time on the night of Halloween eve where there will be games, candy, and surprises lurking around…RSVP today for a fang-tastic time! Our Halloween Drive-Thru Jamboree will be Saturday October 30th from 6:30-8:00pm in Pasadena, CA. For the safety of every family and our staff, families should arrive wearing masks and remain in their cars. Contact Sofia or call 626-683-0800 to RSVP.

  • Holiday Party - Sunday, December 5th, 2021

    Our annual Holiday Party is a beloved tradition where families can get together to enjoy holiday crafts and activities, play games and win prizes, and receive gifts for the children in their family. This year, King Taco will provide a delicious meal for all the enjoy! This year, everyone must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days prior to the event. For those that cannot partake in the activities, a drive-thru gift pick-up will be provided.

PAC Partnership

    The Laurel Foundation is proud to partner with PAC of UCLA to better serve our youth. PAC hosts day camp mentorships, beach days, tutoring sessions, life skills retreats, and many more activities to help our youth and children grow and become the leaders of tomorrow. Mentors from UCLA will lead youth through fun activities that strengthen friendship bonds, improve mental health, and improve self esteem! What is PAC?

    PAC put together amazing Youtube videos designed to keep kids and families active, creative, and positive. Check out their videos here!

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