Nearly one hundred times a day, a child in California is placed in foster care because of severe abuse or neglect.


In Los Angeles County alone, there are over 30,000 boys and girls in the foster care system. To combat these statistics, Happy Trails for Kids provides overnight camp experiences, year-round educational, cultural and social workshops and activities and older youth programming that help our campers prepare for life after foster care. In addition, many of our staff members have successfully emerged from the foster care system, serving as outstanding role models and lifelong mentors for the boys and girls we serve.