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Kindling Hope For Children Affected By HIV/AIDS Through:
Free Summer Camps, Year Round Mini-Camp Sessions, & Year Round Support Programs

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A $10 donation will pay for a camper's Arts and Crafts Supplies or 2 meals for a child while at camp, a $50 donation will feed an entire cabin lunch, a $100 will pay for a weeks worth of lodging for one camper - donate today and Be A Hero to a child affected by HIV or AIDS.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for young people infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS. A child's self-acceptance is often made more difficult by the challenges of HIV. Giving young people chances to succeed, learn and grow sends messages that they are in fact special, unique and talented.

Since our establishment in 1998, our main avenue in serving youth, who live in the Heartland, California and the other West Coast states, is through our camping programs. These camps offer many deserving children the opportunity to be encouraged and accepted, build leadership skills, have their character strengths recognized, while creating lasting memories and friendships. Camp Kindle is offered at no cost to the campers or their families (this includes the cost of transportation to and from camp). Everyone who attends Camp Kindle leaves feeling a little more whole, with many new friends and a sense that Camp Kindle is the greatest place on earth.


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A Program of
Project Kindle

Project Kindle


10th Annual 
Camp Kindle West: 
Campers: July 14-20
Staff: July 12-20

16th Annual 
Camp Kindle in NE: 
Campers: July 26-Aug 3
Staff: July 28-Aug 3

Text WISH to 85944 to Donate $10 to Kindle!

One-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Msg & data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. Must be 18 or older and have authorization of account holder. Donations benefit Project Kindle, collected by Innogive Foundation. Subject to terms: igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/pText STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.

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Thank you to the Allergan
Foundation for your generous donation to Camp Kindle!


Women of Worth

Eva and Cole


Eva Payne, the organization's Founder and Executive Director was recognized by L'Oréal Paris as a Women Of Worth Honoree and was recognized at a gala event in New York City. L'Oréal Paris donated $2,500 to Camp Kindle, and $2,500 was also donated in her name to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Volvo for Life

Eva Payne was selected out of over 4,000 nominees as a Volvo For Life Award Finalist in 2006 and was awarded $25,000 for Camp Kindle. Again in 2007, Eva was selected as a state finalist.

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