Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Camp Holiday Trails is a caring community committed to empowering, encouraging and educating campers with chronic illnesses, their families and healthcare professionals.
Camp Holiday Trails offers children with chronic illnesses the opportunity to take the same positive risks as their healthy peers in an environment that is safe and medically supervised. Our families live every day knowing the physical, emotional, and financial burdens associated with having a child with a chronic illness. Camp Holiday Trails offers an opportunity for these parents to sleep "with both eyes closed" knowing their child’s medical needs are being met by a caring staff of counselors, medical/nursing students, and healthcare professionals.
Camp Holiday Trails is providing this same experience to campers who have chronic illness that prevent them from attending other typical camps. In their regular lives, children with chronic illnesses often experience less independence and responsibility than their peers. They often identify too much with their illness, deciding in advance that they can’t do certain things. At camp Holiday Trails the focus is on the child not the illness and all campers are encourage to challenge themselves to try new things and believe that "they can."