Camp Starlight

Camp Starlight is a week-long residential camp that provides children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS the opportunity to enjoy a caring, safe, recreational, spiritual and fun camping experience. Every August since 1999, 65 children ages 5-17 travel to the Oregon Coast to enjoy a week of fun. Camp activities range from arts and crafts, canoeing, swimming, music, carnival, and nature walks, to a sleep-out under the stars. Having fun and developing friendships continues to be the focus of Camp Starlight, but it has now made a subtle shift toward addressing HIV/AIDS and the role it plays in the children's lives. Sixty-five carefully screened volunteers create the environment, serving as supporters, mentors, and role models for the campers.”—Camp Starlight website