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Happy Trails for Kids 2014 Camp is almost here!

camp groupHappy Trails for Kids is pleased to announce we will once again be hosting two full one-week sessions for 2014. Session One will held June 29 - July 5, with Session Two following on July 6 - July 12.   We can't wait to see all of our campers, this summer should be our best camp yet!

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Large Turnout for the 3rd Annual Happy Trails Hike-A-Thon

hike-2012-1Our largest ever turnout was on hand for the 3rd Annual Happy Trails Hike-a-Thon on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Temescal Gateway Park.  It was a fun day for all with hiking throughout the day along with face painting, the ever popular Bounce House, arts & crafts, food booths and, of course, the In-N-Out truck.   Best of all, we raised thousands of dollars to help even more kids take part in all the programs Happy Trails offers.  Thanks to everyone who hiked and volunteered, and to our sponsors for making our 3rd Hike-A-Thon the best one yet! 

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2013 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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5th Annual Happy Trails for Kids Camp is Better Than Ever!

2013-2 Happy Trails 2013 Summer Camp wrapped up on July 13th after two fun filled sessions.  For the first time ever, we welcomed a group of our own LASSO Junior Counselors, many of whom have been with us as campers since the first camp 5 years ago - they did an amazing job!   Thank You to all of our counselors, staff, volunteers for all of your hard work, and to our donors who made it this our best year yet!
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2013 Happy Trails Camp is Almost Here!

2011-campMemorial Day has past, summer is almost here, and Happy Trails camp is just around the corner!  Both sessions are now completely full, so we are now wait list only. If you are registered, the deadline to cancel with a full refund was Friday, June 21.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  We are looking forward to seeing all of our campers for the best Happy Trails Camp yet!  

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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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