Taste of Camp: Eat This Way
Jun
1
6:30 pm18:30

Taste of Camp: Eat This Way

  • 804 North Linden Drive Beverly Hills, CA, 90210 United States

Bringing the flavor of camp to support LA's foster youth. Join us and reminisce about your own camp memories, or create new ones in this evening of fun, elegance and nostalgia.  Featuring signature camp dishes from local restaurants, bakeries, craft distilleries, wineries and more, at a beautiful private home in Beverly Hills.

Tickets $100/person. Sponsorships and table purchases are available. Contact charissa@happytrails.forkids.org

Summer Camp 2017!
Jun
11
8:00 am08:00

Summer Camp 2017!

Session 1: Sunday, June 11 – Friday, June 16, 2017

Session 2: Sunday, June 18 -  Friday, June 23, 2017


Spring Leadership Camp
Apr
7
Apr 9

Spring Leadership Camp

The first ever Happy Trails Spring Leadership Camp was held at Puerco Canyon in the beautiful Malibu Mountains the weekend of April 8-9th. About 30 of our young leaders in foster care experienced the best California has to offer- stunning ocean views, campfire cooking, hiking, team building, falling asleep under the stars, and more. A heartfelt thanks to the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for hosting and facilitating such a magical experience.  We look forward working with the Conservancy and the Community Nature Connection to continue to bring outdoor experiences, and memories of a lifetime, to more children in foster care. Check out the smiles on these faces of Happy Trails Campers.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Party
Dec
10
5:00 pm17:00

Holiday Gift Wrapping Party

  • Santa Monica Bay Women's Club

Calling All Elves!

Join Happy Trails for Kids on December 10 at the Santa Monica Bay Women's Club for a HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING PARTY from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Be sure to bring your own scissors and one roll of wrapping paper, and of course don't forget your holiday spirit. 

For questions or to sign up call or email Charissa at 818.415.3746 or at charissa@happytrailsforkids.org

6th Annual Hike-a-Thon
Dec
4
9:00 am09:00

6th Annual Hike-a-Thon

  • Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

SAVE THE DATE - JOIN THE FUN AND HELP KIDS IN FOSTER CARE!

Head over to Temescal Park on Sunday, December 4th for an exciting day of music, games, arts-n-crafts, face painting, In-N-Out and of course HIKING to support boys and girls in foster care. Sign up to hike or sponsor a team and help us reach our goal of $75,000 to send 150 kids to camp!  Registration is $50 for adults and $25 for children/students.  Sign up today! 

For information on sponsoring the Hike-A-Thon please contact charissa@happytrailsforkids.org

We Are LA Family Music Festival
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

We Are LA Family Music Festival

Happy Trails for Kids was excited to be among a few select Los Angeles area charities to benefit from the We Are LA Family Music Festival, a collaborative day of music and interactive, educational family activities at the StubHub Center. 

The Inaugural WE ARE LA Family Festival promoted the importance of education for our community’s children during the “Back to School” month of September while celebrating and engaging the children and families in Los Angeles. It was a great day with more than 100 Happy Trails for Kids families in attendance enjoying the nearly 40 interactive booths, 35 performers and a fun-filled event.

Happy Trails hosted a booth with life sized board games that attendees got to enjoy throughout the day including playing Jenga and Checkers. 

The day-long music festival featured musical performances by Rachel Platten, Jessica Sanchez, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Reluctant Apostles featuring Katey Sagal, Lisa Loeb (who has her own foundation to benefit sending kids to CAMP!), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Ozmatli presenting Ozokidz, just to name a few.  We can't wait until next year. Thank you to Carolyn and Lou Lucido for underwriting the day and making Happy Trails for Kids one of the beneficiaries.

Summer Camp 2016 - Session 2
Jun
26
Jul 1

Summer Camp 2016 - Session 2

Our counselors, campers, and volunteers had an amazing summer camp session again this year! The Happy Trails for Kids Summer camp hosted 100 kids in the foster care system for a week-long sleep away camp in the mountains of Idyllwild.  

For more information on applying to attend camp or join us as a counselor next summer please contact september@happytrailsforkids.org or apply online.

Summer Camp 2016 - Session 1
Jun
19
Jun 24

Summer Camp 2016 - Session 1

Our 8th year providing week-long summer camp for youth in foster care in Southern California was a great success!

We brought abused and neglected children to the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild to spend a week in the great outdoors. 

Thank you to our donors who continue to make dreams come true for our campers! We can't wait until next year!

Junior League of Los Angeles Happy Trails Reunion Event at USC
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Junior League of Los Angeles Happy Trails Reunion Event at USC

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, The Junior League of Los Angeles and its Done In a Day committee hosted a workshop for 40 Happy Trails campers at the University of Southern California. The youth and Members of JLLA worked together to create jerseys to wear to the USC v. Arizona basketball game, played motivational games and sang camp songs. JLLA taught the campers the USC fight song and the kids taught the Junior Leaguers several of their Repeat After Me songs.  The campers took a tour of campus, heard from Trojan Guardian Scholars and then ended their day attending the basketball game. The Trojans lost the game, but the kids won with a great experience of being on campus and hearing more about how to reach their educational and personal goals. Thanks USC, Junior League of Los Angeles and Trojan Guardian Scholars for making our March reunion event a great learning experience. 

Winter Camp 2015 - Canyon Creek Camp
Dec
18
Dec 21

Winter Camp 2015 - Canyon Creek Camp

This year, Happy Trails for Kids was fortunate enough to be selected by the Harold Robinson Foundation and Camp Felix to send nearly 100 of our campers to a special winter break camp at Canyon Creek in Lake Hughes. The campers had an amazing time on the ropes course, playing games and being together during the holidays. Santa even made a surprise visit to give out toys donated by Jakks Pacific and several individual donors.  We are hoping to make Winter Camp an annual event for our campers and look forward to December 2016! 

5th Annual Hike-a-Thon
Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

5th Annual Hike-a-Thon

  • Temescal Gateway Park

The 5th annual Happy Trails Hike-a-Thon was a fun day raising money for our camp and year-round programs! 300 people joined us for a fun-filled day of music, face painting and of course HIKING to support Happy Trails for Kids. We reached our goal of raising more than $50,000 to support kids in foster care. Thank you to all of our sponsors and hikers. Can't wait to see you again next year.

 

Fun in the Sun!
Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

Fun in the Sun!

  • Palisades High School

Nearly 100 campers and counselors reunited for our annual Summer Pool Party and Fun-In-The Sun Day at the Pali High Pool. We loved seeing our campers get together again with their friends and counselors for a day of carnival games on the field at Pali high and swimming. Thank you to our volunteers for helping out with crafts, games and more. Our kids loved the Rock-N-Lou's Pizza truck and Carvel ice cream sundae bar. 

Summer 2015 - Session 2
Jun
28
Jul 3

Summer 2015 - Session 2

For the 7th 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! We can't wait for next year!

Summer 2015 - Session 1
Jun
21
Jun 26

Summer 2015 - Session 1

For the 7th 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! We can't wait for next year!

2014 Hike-a-Thon a Big Success!
Nov
16
9:00 am09:00

2014 Hike-a-Thon a Big Success!

  • Temescal Gateway Park

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!