Come to Moomba!

Summer Camp will be taking place from July 14 to July 19 on the Sunshine Coast. This year, Camp Moomba will be open first to youth and volunteers living with HIV from British Columbia, especially those of us outside the Lower Mainland who may not have been able to come to camp before!

Camp Moomba is open to youth who are between 6 and 17 years old, and are living with HIV or have a close family member who is HIV-positive. Campers must be aware of their HIV status and/or the HIV status of their family member to attend. YouthCO, Oak Tree Clinic, and our partners, are available to help support families with disclosure. 

Our team of staff and volunteers work hard to create a place that is fun and safe for all campers! We have camper agreements in place about behaviour, photography and videos, and technology and social media. This year, we also have a new agreement about using alcohol, drugs, and vapes while at camp. 

We are able to accept up to 40 campers from British Columbia, and a few campers in other parts of Western Canada. We will confirm your spot at camp as soon as possible after we receive your registration!

New Campers

Camper application forms are available now! These forms indicate camper(s) are interested in, and available to, attend summer camp, taking place from July 14 to July 19, agree to our camp community agreements (same as above), and are aware of the way HIV impacts their families. Application forms must be received by June 1. You can get in touch with us (604-688-1441 or to request that we mail you one of these forms. You can also download a form by clicking here.

Returning Campers

For returning campers, we need you to:

  • ensure you are up-to-date with changes to our camp agreements about behaviour, photography and videos, and technology and social media 
  • give us a call, or get in touch for a time we can call you to confirm confidential information about medications, health, and camper birthdates and care card information. 

Questions about camp or registration can be directed to Jessica or Sarah at or 604-688-1441. We're looking forward to speaking with you about Moomba this summer!!

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!