What is the Camp Laurel Charity Ride
two-day cycling event from San Diego to Los Angeles up the beautiful
When: Saturday & Sunday April 16-17, 2005
Pledge Minimum: (Riders only) $500
Riders $100 & Crew $85
What is Camp Laurel
Camp Laurel provides hundreds of
children living with HIV and AIDS an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while
forming support groups with their peers. For the first time, children
realize that they are not alone in their fight against AIDS. The demand for
Camp Laurel's programs is tremendous and with your help, the camp can grow
to accommodate more children and offer even more services.
improving the lives of children living with HIV and AIDS, Camp Laurel
believes that every child has the right to experience the wonder of
childhood. Through their programs they strive to contribute to the
development of each child's self esteem, self awareness and self
fulfillment. The first camp of its kind in Southern California, Camp Laurel
is free to all children across the country aged 6-16.
Currently there are over 25,000 children in the United States with
HIV and AIDS and over 600 recorded children in Los Angeles County alone. The
existence of Camp Laurel depends on generous donations from foundations,
corporations and private individuals.
Camp Laurel Foundation was named for the laurel leaf in Greek mythology.
Apollo, the god of prophecy, poetry, and healing, covered his temple in
Delphi with the laurel leaf, believing that the healing properties of the
leaf would cure all those who entered his temple.
For more information please visit Camp Laurelís web site at