The 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)