Volunteer: Make a Difference & Join the fun!

Happy Trails for Kids is able to fulfill its mission because of the dedication and commitment from our individual and corporate supporters


Donate your time or talents in helping support camp for children in foster care year round programming for the campers.

Click Here for a list of current & future projects


Year Round Opportunities

The Birthday Card Project- Sponsored by Silicon Valley

  • Send a camper a birthday card and brighten their day!
  • Click here to be a volunteer or join the cause

Send Camp Letters

  • There is nothing more fun than receiving mail at camp! Make a camper feel special by sending them a letter to open at camp.
  • Click here to be a volunteer or sponsor

Sponsor a Reunion Event

In addition to summer camp, we offer winter camp and several reunion events throughout the year.  Maintaining an active presence in the lives of our campers is essential to the strength of our program.  Examples of past and currently scheduled events include beach clean-up and paddle board/surfing lessons, self-esteem/spirit workshops, attending sporting events, educational field trips such as the California Science Center, team building exercises, and cultural activities, like attending theatre and dance productions.  For many of our campers, these activities create opportunities for fun and personal growth, but are also serve as “first time” experiences.

  • Click here to see our 2018 Calendar. 
  • View past events here.
  • To host or help support a reunion event, contact us.

Winter and Summer Camp

Stock the Camp Store

  • Help stock the camp store with goodies and fun for our campers
  • Click here for a guide of popular camp store items
  • Click here to be a volunteer or sponsor

Prepare Camper Care Packages

  • Sunscreen, flip flops, bug spray, journal… send our campers off to camp with all the accessories to make for a fantastic week of fun! *In order to ensure all of our campers benefit from your generosity, we request that initiative cover all campers. Please contact us for more information.*

Click here for a list of needed items

Click here to be a volunteer or sponsor

Host or sponsor a camp activity/event

  • To learn more about camp workshops, volunteering or schedules, click

Sponsor Camper Send Off

  • For many children in foster care, camp represents childhood innocence and fun! Help us start camp right with a fantastic camper send off, including helping campers check in, hosting games/activities and other festivities.
  • Check back here for dates and locations of camper send off
  • Click here to be a volunteer or sponsor

Holiday Adopt a Cabin

Make winter camp even more special by providing holiday gifts for campers and spreading holiday cheer to deserving children. Each cabin holds approximately 10 youth and are broken down by ages.

Contact us to sponsor a cabin

Special Events

Happy Trails Hike-A-Thon: A family friendly event located Temescal Canyon in the Pacific Palisades, filled with hiking, great food from In-N-Out, ice cream and more. Fun activities and entertainment for all ages including a rock wall, bounce house, toddler fun, arts and crafts & more!

Click here to see a list of 2017 sponsors

Taste of Camp 2018 (Date TBD): An evening under stars with delicious food, craft cocktails and s’mores.

Contact us if you would like information on sponsoring, volunteering or serving as a vendor

Click here to see a list of 2017 sponsors

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

  • TBD

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