In 1996, East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and The Taylor Family Foundation teamed up to create Camp Arroyo, a Summer Youth Camp and Environmental Education Center, on 138 acres of parkland in Livermore, California. Construction began in 1998, and by spring 2000, the dining hall, swim complex, six duplex cabins, and site infrastructure were completed.
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Animal Rescue Foundation
ARF’s team of trained volunteers and expert staff provide therapy dogs for the comfort and engagement of our campers. The children love to relax and enjoy the company of the dogs.
Challenge Works, Inc.
Challenge Works Inc. helped us create our ropes course at camp and maintain it year round.
Cresco Equipment Rentals
Cresco has been with us since the beginning. Originally sought out for equipment for the construction of camp, Cresco is now our one of our biggest supporters and is always there behind the scenes when we’re in a pinch!
Ft. Miley Challenge Course
Fort Miley has been our #1 in all things ropes course! They send out volunteers through the Pacific Leadership Institute and help us facilitate our many rope course activities.
Flashes of Hope
Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Moment by Moment Photography
Professional photographers in the San Francisco Bay Area volunteer their time to capture children with life-threatening illnesses and their families in the hospital & outpatient settings.
In Harmony Music Therapy Services
In Harmony Music Therapy Services helps us bring music to camp through our Music Therapy Program. In addition, in conjunction with Sophie’s Place, they provide music therapy in local hospitals and hospice homes.
Jan Pro Cleaning Services
Jan Pro brings medical grade cleaning before and after each camp to ensure all of our campers stay well during their stay at camp.
We work with a great group of ladies at a local chapter of Project Linus. They were with us at the beginning when we worked solely with children with HIV/AIDS and followed us to camp when it opened. We will always cherish the lovely blankets made by them for our campers and children in the hospital.
Reins in Motion
Reins in Motion was started by Peggy James, a great friend of the foundation. Peggy brings us her Equestrian Therapy Program and lets the campers enjoy the relaxation of her horses!
SonRise Equestrian Foundation
Our relationship with SonRise Equestrian Therapy Foundation started through a friendship. The campers love the mini horses Sonrise brings for us to enjoy!
Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Therapy Dogs Inc. is a national organization that partners with Paws for Friends and provides therapy dog services to our campers.
Valley Humane Society
In addition to visiting camp for other activities, Valley Humane Society participates with Pet Therapy dogs during Kara’s Camp Erin. They work with about 20 handler/dog teams who bring comfort and fun, relaxing times to our campers.
YMCA of the East Bay
The YMCA of the East Bay is the operator of Camp Arroyo year-round, offering programs, and weekend group rentals for retreats and events. From September to June the YMCA directs an excellent outdoor educational experience that introduces 4th, 5th and 6th graders to important concepts about science, nature and sustainable living