Camp Laurel

Camp Programs

  • Summer Camp 2021: August 8-14

    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. Camp will be held at 50% capacity this year. As new regulations are put into place, families will be promptly notified. 

    Early Enrollment for returning and low income campers will take place from February 15-February 28. New campers can begin to apply by March 1. Applications are due by July 16th.

    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!

  • Virtual Programs

    The Laurel Foundation will host special virtual programs to keep our Camp Laurel community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. These programs include a private Minecraft server, a private Discord channel, family game nights, art projects, and more. Please reach out to Sofia if your child is interested in participating! 

    Club L.E.A.F – Learn. Empower. Academic. Fun!
    Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm, Camp Laurel campers can log onto our private Zoom link for homework help, tutoring, or for some fun social interaction with our PAC/UCLA volunteers. Youth can receive help in any subject or grade level. For more information click here!

Day Programs

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

  • Back to School Event - September 2021

    Join us as we get ready together for the new school year! Transgender/gender diverse youth (ages 10-17) and their siblings can receive backpacks, school supplies, and more.

  • Halloween Party - October 2021

    Join us for a fun day full of games and prizes, costume contests, a live DJ, yummy treats, and more! Don’t miss out on the spook-tacluar fun!

  • Holiday Party - December 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, share a delicious meal together, and receive gifts for the children in their family.


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?

    During 2020, 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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