Camp Esperanza

Arthritis Foundation Camp Los Angeles

A residential camp serving children ages 8-17 with arthritis, rheumatic and related diseases since 1986.

Camp Esperanza is sponsored by the Pacific Region of the Arthritis Foundation, and is held at 2 different locations. The original location: YMCA Camp Harold F. Whittle, near Big Bear Lake, hosts our Teen Leadership session for campers between the ages of 15-17. The Painted Turtle Camp location has hosted our main session for campers 7-16 since 2009. Today, over 150 children and teens with arthritis or a related disease attend Camp Esperanza each year.

Both camps are staffed with Arthritis Foundation staff, and medical professionals and volunteers.  Medical staff consists of rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses and other healthcare professionals who are available on-site, twenty-four hours a day.

Website:  Camp Esperanza

Contact: Jennifer Ziegler  jziegler@arthritis.org

Phone:  800-954-2873

Office: 4311 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 530  Los Angeles, CA 90010

Camp Location: Camp Whittle
31701 Rim of the World Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333   (map)

Camp Funtasia

LA Parks and RecreationThe Mason Park Recreation Center in Chatsworth operates Camp Funtasia, which is a traditional day camp program for summer and school vacations. Run by the city Department of Parks and Recreation, they serve children ages 6-11.

They will work with children with special needs with aides.

Website:  Camp Funtasia

Contact:  mason.recreationcenter@lacity.org

Phone: (818) 998-6377

Location:  10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311   (map)

Camp Gluten-Free map

 
Camp Gluten Free - Office
Campers with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity enjoy sports, swimming, arts, and high adventure in a strictly gluten-free environment.
Directions
Camp Gluten Free
Campers with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity enjoy sports, swimming, arts, and high adventure in a strictly gluten-free environment.
Directions

Camp Gluten-Free

CDF Camp Gluten Free At the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Camp Gluten-Free, campers with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity enjoy sports, swimming, arts, and high adventure in a strictly gluten-free environment. Camp is held for one week every at Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa, located in the Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California.  Camp is accredited by American Camping Association.

Camp Gluten Free was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times.

Website:  CDF Camp Gluten Free

Contact: Johnny McLaughlin, Camp Executive Director  email

Phone:  818-716-1513

Camp Location:  Camp Fire / Camp Nawakwa, Barton Flats – San Bernadino Mountains.

Office:  20350 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 91364  (map)

Camp Good Grief

Grief Camp Los AngelesA 3-day camp experience for children and teens 10-16 years old who have had a sibling or parent die.

The purpose of Camp Good Grief is to provide a place for kids to meet others their own ages who are also learning about and understanding their grief, and to come together in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.  Camp gives kids an opportunity to laugh, play, and be themselves – and to really have a great time!

Various locations throughout Southern California.

Camp activities include:

  • Grief activity sessions
  • Campfire fun
  • Art activities
  • Group games
  • Ropes course
  • Nondenominational morning prayer and music

Website:  http://lomalindahealth.org/childrens-hospital/our-services/outreach-services/camp-good-grief.page

Contact: Dorothy Brooks, Director – Camp Good Grief  jmarason@juniorblind.org

Phone:  (909) 558-4073

Office:  11234 Anderson Street  Loma Linda, CA.  92354  (map)

Camp Keepsake

cancer camp

Camp Keepsake, a program of Cancer Hope Foundation, is a place where adults with cancer and cancer survivors can go with their family and friends to spend time away from the hectic and often stressful routine of doctor visits and treatments.

The camp is cost-free, and offers a variety of fun activities and for people of all ages in a woodsy camp environment, always mindful of the safety and special needs of the campers.

Primary applicants for Camp Keepsake are adult cancer patients/survivors. However, since each accepted adult applicant can bring up to 5 guests cost free (enabling the accepted camper and his/her guests to all attend cost free), accepted guests (of accepted campers) can be of any age.

Camp Keepsake provides an environment where family and friends can also learn more about cancer related topics. It is a place to laugh, cry, and embrace life together.

Persons with illnesses closely related to cancer, patients in remission, and/or people with other situations wherein the Camp Keepsake directors deem attendance appropriate, are also welcomed under special circumstances.

Websitehttp://www.cancerhopefoundation.org/Camp13.htm

Contact: info@cancerhopefoundation.org

Phone:  (805) 384-5445

Location: Forest Home Ojai, CA  (map)