Camp Kindle

Camp Kindle - HIV / AIDS campCamp Kindle offers a broad range of programs to enhance the overall well-being of children and young people infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS.  The camp provides HIV infected and affected youth with a safe and accepting refuge from the challenges of living with HIV.  Camp Kindle strives to better each individual campers creativity, self assurance, leadership and character, while offering hope in a non-threatening environment.

Camp Kindle offers camp at no expense to the camper and their family (including travel-related costs)   Camp staff are top notch and give 110% each day they spend with the campers. These volunteers make the Camp Kindle experience unforgettable!

Camp Kindle also operates an HIV AIDS camp in Hordville, Nebraska.


Contact: Eva Payne, Founder and Executive Director

Phone:  (877) 800-2267 ext.702

Location: 28245 Ave. Crocker, Suite 104, Santa Clarita, CA.  91355  (map)

Camp Laurel

HIV AIDS campThe Laurel Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children living with HIV and AIDS,  Through their day camp and residential HIV AIDS camp programs, they strive to contribute to the development of each child’s self esteem, self-awareness and self-fulfillment.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1992 by Margot Andrew-Anderson, The Laurel Foundation’s educational and support programs are designed to improve the quality of life of over 500 children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS each year.

The Laurel Foundation’s medically supported residential programs are based on traditional camp programs, yet cater to the fragile physical and mental health of children living with HIV/AIDS, while also helping them develop life skills needed to create healthy, happy and prosperous lives. With a focus on sports, recreation, and wilderness activities, (including swimming, archery, canoeing, hiking, camping, teambuilding and mountain biking) participants are engaged in the idea of healthy lifestyles, while trained volunteer counselors help campers develop basic life skills, such as independence, communication, conflict resolution and problem solving. Campers set personal goals throughout the week with support from counselors and peers in achieving them.

The Laurel Foundation also holds Day Camp programs through out the year.



Phone: (626) 683-0800

Location: 75 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA.  91105  (map)

Camp Max Straus

Camp_Max_StrausEstablished in 1938 by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Camp Max Straus has been providing memorable experiences to youth-in-need for over 75 years.

Camp Max Straus is a non-sectarian, summer residential camp located on 112 acres in the spectacular Verdugo Mountains of Glendale, California.  From June to August, Camp Max Straus offers seven sessions, each session is five days long. Camp Max Straus features sports, art and recreation activities that include: archery, swimming, dance, music, drama, arts & crafts, photography, hikes, horseback riding, animal care, nature, games, cooking and gardening – to name a few.

Throughout the year, Team Max Strausgenerously funded by the Amy Phillips Foundation, is an opportunity for youth, ages 7-12 to experience in-depth sports and arts activities during one weekend in the fall and one weekend in the spring. Additionally, campers ages 13-15 come to camp on the weekend and participate in a program designed just for teens!

And during Spring, Summer and Winter, Kibbutz Max Straus weave Jewish values, culture, and traditions into the fabric of camp, helping campers to connect to their own identity and the larger Jewish community. Spirited and dynamic staff members will use experiential learning to reveal what makes Jewish religion and culture so unique in today’s world. At camp, Jewish and Israeli culture is celebrated through song, food, art, and dance.

Website:  Camp Max Straus


Phone: (323) 456-1152

Location: 1041 Shirlyjean St, Glendale, CA  (map)

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Camp Nomowheezin – AAFA Asthma and Allergies Camp - Office
A week during the summer of fun and adventure for children ages 8 to 14 with asthma and allergies.
Camp Nomowheezin – AAFA Asthma and Allergies Camp
A week during the summer of fun and adventure for children ages 8 to 14 with asthma and allergies.

Camp Nomowheezin – AAFA Asthma and Allergies Camp

Asthma Camp Los AngelesCamp Nomowheezin, for children ages 8 to 14 with asthma and allergies, provides a week during the summer of fun and adventure.

For over 35 years, the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America has taken vulnerable children who suffer from asthma and allergies and sent them to a free week-long camp to teach them how to control their disease.

The camp promotes self-confidence and an understanding of ways to manage asthma through education, while being supervised and educated by board-certified allergists, pediatricians, nurses, and other medical professionals.


Contact: Zach Scott, Camp Director

Phone:  (323) 937-7859

Camp Location:  Camp Nawakwa, San Bernardino Mountains

Office Address: Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710 Los Angeles, CA 90036   (map)

Camp Nugget

Camp Nugget

Camp Nugget is a low cost summer day camp program for children with special needs and disablities ages 5 through 12. The camp provides activities in swimming, sports & games, fitness, relaxation, and breathing exercises.

The camp is operated by California State University, Long Beach and held each year in their Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

The program is for four weeks and begins at the end of June and meets Monday through Friday, from 9 A.M. to Noon.

Website:  Camp Nugget at CSULB

Contact:  Dr. Barry Lavay  Coordinator of Adapted Physical Education Program in the Department of KPE at CSU, Long Beach

Phone:  (562) 985-7969

Office: 49er Camp  1250 Bellflower Blvd  Long Beach, CA 90840-7707

Camp Location: CSULB – Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education  (map)

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Camp Oakes - Office
No camper ever feels left out. All activities are led with respect for all individual beliefs and faiths in mind.
Camp Oakes - Camp
No camper ever feels left out. All activities are led with respect for all individual beliefs and faiths in mind.