What's New

2015 Happy Trails Camp Dates Announced 

Enrollment Now Open!

2011-campSpring has arrived and Happy Trails camp is just around the corner!  We are pleased to announce two camp sessions for 2015: Sunday, June 21 - Friday, June 26, and Sunday, June 28 - Friday, July 3. We are looking forward to seeing all of our campers for the best Happy Trails Camp yet!  

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2014 Hike-A-Thon a Big Success!


Thanks to everyone who turned out for the 4th Annual Happy Trails Hike-a-Thon on Sunday, November 16th!  We had a great day of music, face painting, a bounce house, arts & crafts, In-N-Out, yummy desserts and much more. The event took place at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, we thank everyone who came out, hiked, had fun and supported Happy Trails! 

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Another Great Summer for Happy Trails Campers!

2013-2For the 6th year in a row, boys and girls in foster care had the summer of their lives!  Happy Trails for Kids brought 200 abused and neglected children to the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild to spend a week in the great outdoors.  Thank you to all of our counselors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication, and to our donors who continue to make dreams come true for our campers!
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Happy Trails Pool Party Makes a Splash!

pool-party-2013Our Summer Spash pool party was our largest even yet!  The pool was just part of the fun - the day was more of a mini camp, with a zip line, archery, and BB gun range in addition to two large pools and a water slide! The activities were broken up with a lunch break, and the day ended with ice cream - which given the almost 100 degree heat, was a welcome treat. Everyone had a great time!

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Happy Trails Nominated As Organization of the Year

labjEach year the Los Angeles Business Journal sponsors the Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, which honor those professionals & organizations that continue to make a positive impact on the community & do so under difficult financial constraints. Happy Trails is honored to be nominated as Organization of the Year for 2013. 

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February Reunion Event is Head Over Heels Fun!

reunion-jumpGravity met its match with the Happy Trials kids on February 2nd when we literally took to the air at Southern California latest rage - the indoor trampoline park! It was a fun packed day that started with lunch and bowling, followed by all of the hopping, jumping, flipping and fun we could handle. A fun and exhausting time was had by all

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Happy Trails Counselor and Scholar Talitha James shows the Power of Encouragement

talitha homeOne of things that makes Happy Trails unique is the former foster youth who serve as Counselors.  They are at the very heart of our program, and we are very proud of the very specail example they set for our kids.  Recently, our very own Talitha James was featured in an article in a Spotlight article by California State Fullerton, Click Here to read the whole story.

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In Memory of Maxwell H. Salter

Without Maxwell Hillary "Sonny" Salter, there would be no Happy Trails for Kids.  He was the heart and soul of our organization, and his spirit touched the lives of every child and family we serve.

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