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The camp-based organizations listed below are improving the health and happiness of children around the world.


Global Camps Africa changes the lives of South Africa’s vulnerable children and youth by providing HIV/AIDS prevention education and training through high-impact residential and day camp experiences and continuing education, equipping young people with the life skills that will support them in becoming safe and productive adults who have hope for the future. What began as a belief in the power of camp has become a model for changing the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Check out some of our favorite staff from Camp Sizanani at Happy Camper Live. Want to get involved? Contact to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

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Stack the Caps for Kids with Cancer hosts events around the world to an annual drive to provide new baseball caps to children with cancer. Over 6400 feet of caps have been stacked since 2008, and Stack the Caps plans supporting events to keep stacking until they hit one mile. Leaders are invited to organize their own events to stack caps in their own local communities and schools and donate hats to their local children’s hospitals. Contact us at to learn more about registering your event.

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Happy Leaders High School Leadership Program

Find your passion. Hone your skills. Learn to lead.

Leadership Program:

Happy Camper Live’s Happy Leaders program is designed to inspire, empower and educate High School Students to understand their passions and develop leadership skills to show younger campers what it looks like to work hard and reach your potential. Through mentorship with established leaders, these young adults will learn what leadership means by exploring their interests, connecting with other young adults across the globe, and completing a passion project. This program includes weekly Happy Talks with the well-known speakers, content creation based on one’s passion, and the establishment of a community where young adults learn to lead and be led. At Happy Camper Live, we believe every young adult has the potential to be an empathetic leader with compassion, inclusion, and belonging.

Why should you be a Happy Leader?

By being a Happy Leader you are cultivating your passions while developing leadership, responsibility, confidence, and how to be a positive role model in your community. These traits are signified through this entry-level program that introduces you to your capabilities of being a leader from a young age. This diverse program challenges your creative side, allows you to grow in a safe environment full of others your age, and further pushes you to reach your full potential to discover the Happy Leader in you!

What does it mean to be a Happy Leader on a weekly basis?

Each week, Happy Leaders will be given a series of tasks to complete

  1. Watch a 5 to 10 minute Speaker Series discussing Leadership, Responsibility, Confidence, and what it means to be a positive role model

  2. Meet with your mentor

  3. Create a Passion Project - whatever you are passionate about we want to see it! A quality of being a Leader requires you to be able to communicate and share who you are and what you want to do.

Learn about the Leader in you today! Apply Today to share this leadership through Happy Camper Live!

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No one gets there alone. That's why Elevate shows up.

Elevates mission is building long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth, equipping them to thrive and contribute to their community.

Elevate – New York incorporates 13 vital character qualities and life skills into our daily classroom curriculum through a variety of writing exercises, reading materials, and group discussions. These qualities and skills are designed to develop the personal character and capabilities needed for success. On the most immediate, practical level we aim to increase school attendance and improve academic test scores.

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Let's Celebrate You!

Do you run or know about an organization bringing happy acts to your community? We want to hear about it!.

Working together to make the world a better place is the heart of Happy Camper Live. Through simple happy acts of kindness and generosity, we  can impact the lives of people in our communities and around the globe. There are lots of ways you and your friends can get involved! 

Whatever you choose to do, your happy act can make difference in someone's life! Send us a picture, video, or story that shows how you're bringing the Happy Camper spirit into your community.