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GivingTuesday 2017: let's make #MoombaMagic

Camp Moomba is a life-changing opportunity for 6 -17 year olds living with HIV, and who have a family member living with HIV. Guided by our philosophy of "friends together having fun," campers swim, paddleboard, hike, climb, dance and be their full selves without needing to keep HIV a secret. It is the perfect mix of camp magic and peer education, led by amazing volunteers, a dedicated nursing team, passionate staff, and extremely happy campers.

Each year, we welcome approximately 40 campers from Western Canada at no cost to the families that we work with. We know firsthand that families affected by HIV aren't always able to afford camp programs, and that there are too few places for young people to learn and speak openly about HIV. Bringing this program to life costs $1,200 per camper. The generosity of donors like you make our programming possible.

This GivingTuesday, our goal is to raise $6,000; enough for 5 campers to spend a week with us at camp. Whether you're able to contirbute $5 or $500, your gift will ensure campers can build community, confidence, and connection. Please help us spread the word about GivingTuesday, using the hashtag #MoombaMagic, and consider making a gift to our program today.


To learn more about our past #GivingTuesday campaign, click here.

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!