Laughing Child International

Camp Laughing Child is a Christ-centered therapeutic adventure camp for institutionalized children living with terminal illnesses in Mexico.

Our special focus is the development and implementation of effective healing camp programs for children that are HIV-positive. Located on 7 beautiful acres in the mountains of southern Mexico, we provide creative nature-based and animal-assisted therapies to no more than 12 children at a time. We insist that these children are worth the highly individualized care offered in this intimate setting. We build meaningful relationships with each child and the leadership of their caregiving institution.

Our Founder

Shane Clark is the Founder and Director of Camp Laughing Child. His service in international relief and development has spanned 30 years and 175 countries. Mother Theresa of Calcutta introduced Shane to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS among the poorest of the poor in 1991. That same year he founded an organization which established what is believed to be the first dedicated care home for children living with HIV/AIDS in India.

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