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 Sunburst

HIV AIDS campCamp Sunburst has been offering therapeutic programming to children and teens living with HIV/AIDS at no cost to the families since 1988. Campers between the ages of 6-18 and living with HIV, or live in a household with HIV to be eligible to attend Camp Sunburst.  They must also be aware of the HIV diagnosis in order to attend camp.


Phone: 916-440-0889 ext. 307

Location: 1025 19th Street, Suite 1A, Sacramento, CA 95811  (map)