Camp Zoe is a camping program structured to meet the needs of children with severe physical and mental disabilities who come from families living with economic challenges within the city of Los Angeles. Camp Zoe is designed to help campers develop a "sense of self."
Many of the campers come to us from the local special education schools in Los Angeles.
Many come from inner city communities and disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Camp Zoe offers a three-day program filled with activities that celebrate life. For some of these children, this is the first time they have experienced a real overnight camp environment that caters to their unique needs. Camp Zoe is dedicated to sharing the joy of youth, camping, excitement and life out of the city and in the wilderness at a beautiful campsite.
Camp Zoe is a non-profit camping program run through dedicated volunteers from the Byzantine Latino Quarter Foundation (BLQF) of Los Angeles. The BLQF is registered non-profit organization which has received funding from the state of California which was used to purchase a community center on 15th Street in the Byzantine Latino Quarter neighborhood of Los Angeles. The camp is run in conjunction with school nurses, teachers, healthcare assistants, social workers, physical and occupational therapists as well as other local volunteers.
The ratio of children campers to adult volunteers is 2:1. Everyone works together to make the weekend camp run smoothly, safely and make it possible for campers to enjoy the time of their lives.