Programs

Our Programs

Since 1992, The Laurel Foundation has provided year round educational and support programs to at-risk children, youth, and families. Through our Camp Laurel resident programs, life enhancement workshops, support groups, collaborations and various year round support programs, The Laurel Foundation is a powerful antidote to the challenges that at-risk youth face (populations served are youth affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) youth and other at-risk youth populations). Our programs empower each participant to overcome the adversities they face.

HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS

Programs for Children, Youth, and Families Affected by HIV/AIDS

  • The Laurel Foundation has served children affected by HIV/AIDS for over 25 years.

    Through residential camps and day events, The Laurel Foundation 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. For more information on programs for families affected by HIV/AIDS, please click here.

TRANS/GNC PROGRAMS

Programs for Trans/GNC Youth and Families

  • In 2017, The Laurel Foundation expanded its services to include Trans/GNC youth.

    The inaugural camp in 2107, provided campers an opportunity to enjoy traditional camp activities like archery, swimming, and kayaking, while being surrounded by peers who understand their unique experiences as trans youth. The Laurel Foundation aims to build an inclusive, gender affirming community for Trans/GNC youth and provide them an opportunity to meet adult mentors and role models and creating a positive self-identity. For more information on our programs for Trans/GNC youth, please click here.

In Their Own Words

"There are a lot of camps out there, but there is no camp like Camp Laurel."

Jesse

"Camp Laurel is the best place to be when home isn't."

Nick

"I keep coming back because this is where my family is."

Joshua

"At first I was scared, but then I learned that no one was going to judge me here and I loved it."

Samantha

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