Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Name:Ms. Caroline Baumis
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge)
  • Address:1720 N. Fuller Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:9173635154

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  • Mission:
  • Camp TLC is a free camp experience that connects children who have experienced medical or life trauma by offering unique ways of learning through recreational and performing arts based activities, developing necessary skills and building self-esteem as a means to overcome challenges.

    Camp TLC provides performing arts and recreational camp free of charge to children who might not otherwise be able to attend a mainstream Camp due to the circumstances in which they are living.

  • Overview:
  • Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) is based on the principle that all children should have the ability to experience the joys of summer camp despite the circumstances in which they are living.

    Offered at no cost to the families or partnering agencies, Camp TLC delivers hope and happiness through themed filled days based on the needs and abilities of the campers we serve. Camp TLC believes that when children who are faced with emotional, developmental or medical disorders are delivered hope and happiness through the arts, they are delivered a renewed sense of self-esteem.  We believe that self-esteem is what keeps kids living in a challenging situation alive, plain and simple

    Camp TLC spends a week to two weeks in each city and delivers themed filled activities that were designed for the facility in which hosts Camp. Camp TLC was developed to simulate a day for-profit performing and creative art camp that works within the constraints of each of the facilities we partner with.

    Themed Days at all of the camps vary from year to year and are showcased throughout the day in a variety of methods. And within our first six years of launching, we already have a host of Camp Traditions at each of the site which includes a Connect Four Launching Tournament, Showcase of Talent Show, Messy Day, and a Camp Director that travels via roller skates.

    Our current Camp models are as follows:

    Camp SoCal HeArts (Los Angeles, CA) – a week long performing arts day camp for children who are living in foster care or disadvantaged. Camp SoCal HeArts has over 10 programming areas which build resiliency in our youth. Operating out of the Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club, this program serves over 70 youth each summer.

    Camp St. Mary's Hospital for Children (Queens, NY) – a performing arts and recreational camp designed to bring the summer camp experience to children who are residing and partaking in treatment at the hospital. St. Mary's was one of Camp TLC's first programs and we are just as passionate and committed to providing them with year round programming every year.

    Camp Lakota – (Pine Ridge Reservation, SD) – In 2017, Camp TLC will launch a performing arts based camp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to be held during their Spring Break (as requested by the reservation). Our ultimate goal is to design and implement a sustainable program on the reservation that builds resilience, gives youth leadership skills and provides outlets for personal development. We are hoping to build a program with the local community which gives the reservation the tools to continue the program without the support of Camp TLC so that we can move onto another reservation within five to six years.

    Camp Moki (Saratoga Springs, NY) – a week long family overnight camp for families that have a child who is on the spectrum or a life threatening illness. The goals of this camp is to build self esteem in youth that feel isolated due to their medical diagnosis and to provide support and respite for the family members that take care of them. This program provides a week of overnight camping free of charge to all families on the beautiful Lake George, NY. This camp runs the last week in June and serves 40 youth and their family members

    In 2015, Camp TLC launched its Heroes for Hope outreach program which delivered year round visits to the sites we operate out of and also our partnering organizations. This program is help all youth understand that regardless of the situation that they are living in, they can always find the inner "Super Hero" in themselves.

  • History:
  • Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge) launched during the summer of 2011, and “toured” the Northeast for 4 weeks bringing camp to selected organizations in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Camp TLC spent five days in each city and deliver themed-filled activities similar to those provided by residential for-profit camps. In each location we worked within the constraints of the facility and the particular physical or health limitations of the children. And in its first five years, Camp TLC served the needs of more than 900 children and family members for 6 different organizations including a very special Camp for the families of Hurricane Sandy.

    Milestones for 2015/2016 include:

    Increasing our number of Campers by 30 percent at Camp Moki (Saratoga Springs, NY).

    Developed Camp Moki into residential overnight Camp for families who child (ren) have special needs or a life threatening illness.

    Implemented the Heroes for Hope Outreach Program. 

    Continued to offer Holiday Parties to The Children's Inn at the NIH, Camp SoCal Hearts, and Camp St. Mary's.

    Goals for 2016/2017:

    Increase the percentage of Campers attending Camp SoCal HeArts by another 10 percent.

    Develop and implement a program on the Pine Ridge Reservation for young campers and young adults (Counselor in Training Program).

    Incorporate year round program for campers of Camp SoCal HeArts and expand our Counselor in Training to include retreat weekends.

    Increase the Heroes for Hope program through the state of New York and California

    Expand the program to two weeks at St. Mary's Hospital for Children

    Expand Camp SoCal HeArts to Los Angeles Children's Hospital (in the process)


  • Year established:2011
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:8
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:18


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:22-3453810

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:223453810
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CAROLINE BAUMIS
  • Organization Address:10 EXECUTIVE PARK DRIVE SUITE C
  • Organization City:CLIFTON PARK
  • Organization State:NY
  • Organization Zip:12065-8649
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1996
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 602
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:E12
  • Asset Amount:$18,403
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$156,705
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$156,705
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:42:48 am

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