HIV/AIDS Programs

Camp Programs

  • Virtual Camper Meet Ups

    In light of recent events and social distancing, we have chosen to continue to spread the Camp Laurel Spirit via online video support groups on Zoom. These will be held bi-weekly for current campers affected by HIV/AIDS, ages 10-17, who are currently living in California. Each group will be facilitated by our Camp Social Worker dand different Camp Counselor will join us each week with fun activities, games, and discussion topics. If your child would like to participate please contact Andrea.

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  • Virtual Summer Camp 2020: July 13-17

    We know that Camp Laurel is more than just a physical space and therefore we will be bringing the Camp Spirit to your home this year! Camp Laurel’s Virtual Summer Camp is a weeklong camp for children ages 6-17 who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Virtual Summer Camp focuses building life-long support groups while catering to the fragile mental health of children and youth living with HIV/AIDS. The program works to increase each child’s self-esteem and empowers them through the development of important life skills needed to build independent, successful and healthy lives. Daily, campers will participate in educational and specialty topic workshops (HIV 101, healthy relationships, alcohol awareness, etc.), creative art projects, yoga, Zumba, and more! Families will be invited to participate in the evening for special programming including games and other bonding activities. There is an added leadership component through the Counselors in Training (CIT) program which requires a special application process.

    Contact Andrea or call 626-683-0800 for more information.

  • Winter Family Camp 2021: Dates TBA!

    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. Parents with their children (ages 3-17) are welcome to attend 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. Here our families are free to experience all that camps have to offer in a safe and supportive environment.

    Contact Andrea or call 626-683-0800 for more information.

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    Day Events

    • Back to School Event - Aug. 23, 2020

      Our annual Back to School Event is fun for the entire family! The day includes games, food, arts & crafts, backpacks and more! Our 2019 Back to School Event was our first day event to have both our sessions attend and we had such a blast! Join us for our 2020 Back to School Event!

      Please contact our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator Andrea with any questions and to reserve your place.

    • Halloween Party - Oct. 25, 2020

      Join us for a spooky fun day full of games, sweets, prizes, face painting, and much more! Our Halloween Party is open to both our summer camp sessions and their families. Don’t miss out!

      Please contact our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator Andrea with any questions and to reserve your place.

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    • Holiday Party - Dec. 6, 2020

      Our Holiday Party is a festive event to bring our families and youth together for a day of games, arts & crafts, music, camp friends, and much more!

      Please contact our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator Andrea with any questions and to reserve your place.

    PAC Partnership

    • PAC Events

      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! Click below to learn more about how to get involved with PAC activities!

      What is PAC?

      March 2020 Update: In an effort to remain safe and healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic, the annual Dance Marathon and Life Skills Retreat have been cancelled. We are working on putting together a fun and innovative Virtual Fundraiser that our youth can be a part of, as well as a Virtual Life Skills Workshop.  For more information on how to participate virtually, please contact Andrea.

    Margot AndersonPrograms for Children, Youth, and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS