Family Winter Camp 2014
February 15-18, 2014
“Family Winter Camp is a time to get away from it all and spend time with people who know what you are going through,” Camper Parent
Winter Family Camp allows our families to spend quality time with each other and with new people who understand the intricate struggles of their everyday lives. It gives them a chance to have fun, and for one weekend put aside the burden of HIV/AIDS. One parent wrote us saying “You all have planted seeds in us that will continue to grow as the years go by.” Just as the laurel leaf was thought to have healing powers, we are dedicated to planting seeds of healing in the hearts of children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Parents spent time bonding and participating in all sorts of activities including yoga, low ropes, and team-building. Emphasis is put on the importance of self-care; eating right, exercising, and stress management. The kids and teen activities include arts and crafts, archery, and snow tubing. Every day campers learn more about themselves, discovering their own special gifts and learning different ways to share them with their community. Together they learned that they are only limited by their own imagination!
For more information please contact Ari Ruiz, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator, at the The Laurel Foundation office. Tel: 626-683-0800 / email ARuiz@Laurel-Foundation.org.
Click here to download the 2014 applications:
For volunteer information please email Lauren Franklin, Director of Volunteers, at LFranklin@Laurel-Foundation.org.
Photos from 2011 Family Winter Camp
Today we received this email from a camper who attended Camp.