The mission of the Youth Bipolar Foundation of Northern California is to sponsor an outdoor, overnight camp experience (Camp New Hope), and day activity programs for children and adolescents ages 9-17 with bipolar disorder. Additionally, we aim to fund research in the field of pediatric bipolar disorder. Our camp is staffed with volunteer professionals knowledgeable and compassionate about pediatric bipolar disorder. The camp and foundation staff are 100% volunteer. We rely mainly on public support to sponsor camp, day activity programs, and fund research. We are in the process of seeking 501c 3 tax exempt status and hope to have this finalized in 2007. To learn more about our camp and foundation please visit http://ybfnc.cfsites.org/.