Help a Child Create Lifelong Memories by Investing in AFAN’S Camp Courage July 3-9

June 1, 2011 by  

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) partners with Camp Laurel to send 18 children affected by HIV/AIDS to a seven-day long, cost-free summer camp hosted in Big Bear, CA, July 3-9. Camp Courage is designed to help children overcome the isolation and depression associated with HIV/AIDS by providing a therapeutic wilderness experience that fosters self-confidence, social interaction and social support for children and teens ages 6 to 17 years old.

For community members interested in lending a hand and making a difference this year, opportunities include:

  • Co-sponsor a camper. Each child who participates in Camp Courage requires a $1000 donation, which provides children with the clothes, supplies, snacks and transportation. Co-sponsor a camper by donating $500 and Camp Laurel will subsidize the remaining $500 cost per camper.
  • Help sponsor a child. Make a general donation.
  • Donate supplies. Camp Courage is seeking materials, including: backpacks, crayons, coloring books, notepads, colored pens, sunscreen, water bottles and Target gift cards, which will be used to purchase camping attire such as hats, shorts, shoes, socks and undergarments.

The Camp Courage bus departs from the AFAN office (701 Shadow Ln. Ste. #170, Las Vegas, Nev. 89106) on Sunday, July 3, and returns Saturday, July 9. To sponsor a child and/or donate camping supplies for this year’s Camp Courage, please visit or click here.

About Camp Laurel
Camp Laurel’s mission is to empower children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp Laurel believes that every child has the right to experience the wonder of childhood, and through their programs strives to contribute to the development of each child’s self-esteem, self-awareness and self-fulfillment. Camp Laurel is accredited by the American Camp Association. For more information, please visit

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit

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