Mark Your Calendar: Happy Trails for Kids Announces 2013 Camp Dates!
Happy Trails for Kids is pleased to announce we will once again be hosting two full one-week sessions for 2013. Session One will held June 30 - July 6, with Session Two following on July 7 - July 13. Summer Camp applications will mailed to all returning campers in mid-March, and more information on applying will be posted here on the Happy Trails website. We can't wait to see all of our campers, this summer should be our best camp yet
February Reunion Event is Head Over Heels Fun!
Gravity 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!
2nd Happy Trails Hike-A-Thon is a hit! Thanks to everyone for your support!
THANK YOU to everyone who hiked and donated to the Second Annual Happy Trails Hike-A-Thon! Your support helped to make the event a huge success! The event, held on Sunday, December 2nd at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, had a huge turnout and raised over $90,000 to help kids in the California foster care system. Hikers, sponsors, volunteers and everyone who donated - it's thanks to you that we will be able to help hundreds of foster kids in the coming year! We can't thank you enough for your support!
Happy Trails Pool Party Makes a Splash!
Happy Trails had our largest Reunion Event to date on September 15th. In this instance, "pool party" is actually a bit of a misnomer - the day was more of a mini camp, with a zip line, archery, and BB gun range in addition to two large pools. The activities were broken up with a lunch break, and the day ended with ice cream - which given the 100+ degree heat, was a welcome treat! All in attendance had a great time
Happy Trails for Kids 2012 Camp a Great Success; Two Full Week Camp Sessions a Hit!
Happy Trails for Kids 2012 Summer Camp began on Sunday, July 15, and for the second year expanded to two week long camp sessions. The two sessions allowed us to continue to increase the number of foster children we are able to serve, and both sessions were completely full. A huge Thank You to all of our counselors, staff, volunteers and friends for all of their hard work, and to our donors who made it all possible!
Happy Trails Counselor and Scholar Talitha James shows the Power of Encouragement
One of things that sets Happy Trails apart is the number of former foster youth who serve as Counselors. They are at the very heart of our program, and we are very proud of all their hard work and 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 University Fullerton, where she spoke abuot her background in foster care and how \"positive words of affirmation\" helped her become the person she is today. Click Here to read the whole story
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.