HIV/AIDS Programs

Camp Programs

  • Winter Family Camp - February 15-18, 2020

    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.

    Adult Camper Application | Child Camper Application | Parent Guide

  • Summer Camp - 2020 Dates Coming Soon!

    Camp Laurel’s Summer Camp Session 1 is a weeklong camp for children ages 6-17. Summer Camp focuses on environmental education and recreational programming while catering to the fragile physical and 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 experience exciting activities such as high ropes, low ropes, archery, swimming, canoeing and so much more!

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

  • For information on how to become a volunteer for our events, please email our Volunteer Administrator Lisa, and visit our Volunteer page.

Day Events

  • Halloween Party - October 27, 2019

    Our Halloween Party brings families together for an afternoon of fun, games, food and all their camp friends! Parents and children are welcome. Arrive in costume and be prepared for a spook-tacular afternoon. Please RSVP by October 23rd to Andrea or call 626-683-0800.

  • Holiday Party - December 8, 2019

    Come join campers and family members for an afternoon of festive fun! We will begin accepting RSVP’s on November 1st, and the last day to RSVP will be December 2nd. Please contact our Bilingual Outreach Coordinator Andrea with any questions and to reserve your place.

  • PAC Mentorship Program

    The Laurel Foundation is excited to announce its new partnership with the Pediatric AIDS Coalition of UCLA. This new partnership will host 4 Mentorship Day Camps and one weekend retreat for youth ages 8-17 affected by HIV/AIDS.

    Mentorship events are geared toward children (ages 6-18) affect by HIV/AIDS, whether through their own experience or the experience of a family member. These are daytime events hosted by members of PAC on UCLA’s campus and around Los Angeles. The purpose of these events is to give children a chance to spend time in a safe space with others that may be experiencing a similar journey. Activities include scavenger hunts, picnics and BBQs, visits to the UCLA campus and excursions in the greater Los Angeles area. They are free for participants and include transportation, meals and group discussions!

    Fall Mentorship: Sunday, November 24, 2019
    Winter Mentorship: Sunday, March 1, 2020
    Spring Mentorship: Sunday, April 19, 2020

    For more information contact Andrea, and visit the PAC website.

  • PAC Life Skills Retreat - May 15-17, 2020

    Life Skills Retreat is a weekend-long retreat starting at UCLA and ending at a mountain retreat. Led by PAC members, it is catered toward young adults transitioning from high school to adulthood. This program aims to give attendees the opportunity to connect with others on a similar path, while learning skills helpful in preparing for life as a young adult. The retreat is free for participants and includes transportation, meals and group discussions.

    For more information contact Andrea, and visit the PAC website.

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