Happy Trails for Kids summer camp is for children ages seven to twelve who have open cases in the Los Angeles County foster care system. Exceptions are made only for previous campers, who are all welcome to attend after age 12. Our 7-day sleepover camp is located in Idyllwild and is loaded with trained counselors, exciting activities, new experiences, and friendships to last a lifetime. Happy Trails for Kids provides transportation to and from a central Los Angeles location, as well as meals and camp accessories (sleeping bags, toiletries, etc) if needed. Thanks to many generous donations, camp is free! You must make a $50 deposit - however, as long as your camper attends camp or cancels registration by the deadline, this deposit will be fully refunded after camp!
For 2016, Happy Trails Camp will once again take place over two sessions:
Session One is from Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26
Session Two is from Sunday, June 28 to Friday, July 3
If you are a returning camper, summer camp applications were mailed to you automatically
Space at camp is limited and there is no registration deadline. Registration is on a first come, first served basis for all returning and new campers depending on availability in cabins. We expect that both camp sessions will fill up very quickly this year.
To fill out the 2016 Camp Application CLICK HERE
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To Download the 2015 Camp FAQ CLICK HERE
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Confirmation packets and waitlist notifications will be emailed/mailed on Friday, May 15, 2015
Campers are not enrolled in summer camp until you receive a confirmation packet.
If you have already registered and have any questons please Contact Us.
If you have any questions about camp, be sure to read our About Camp
If you still have questions or need additional information about, please fill out our Camp Information Form.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you (or your kids) this summer!
Happy Trails will have two summer camp sessions again this summer. Each child may only attend one session. Summer camp is for children ages seven to twelve Exceptions are made only for previous campers, who are all welcome to attend after age 12. This year, older campers (ages 13-15) can attend either week of camp. Campers who are 16 years or older can only attend camp if selected as a Junior Counselor.
New campers must be 7-12 years old, have an open case in the California foster care system and provide a case number on the application.
Space at camp is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis for all campers based on availability in cabins. We will confirm receipt of your application and notify you if your application is complete or incomplete.
Campers are not enrolled in summer camp until you receive a confirmation packet. Confirmation packets and waitlist notifications will be emailed/mailed on Friday, May 15, 2016.
If your camper is waitlisted for camp, we will contact you by June 19, 2016 with any updates.