Date: 11/21/2019

Summer Camp Dates


THE CHILDREN'S SKIN DISEASE FOUNDATION is now accepting applications for CAMP WONDER 2019.

Camp Wonder is a FREE summer camp for children with any skin disorder, ages 6 - 16. Each year, children from around the country with chronic skin disorders take a break from being a patient for a week and focus on just being a kid. Camp Wonder is a special place free of judgment and stares! We create an environment of acceptance and support to empower the children to be themselves. Camp Wonder is held at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, California, a beautiful camp site built for children with special needs. We cover all costs associated with camp, even travel if the child lives outside the San Francisco Bay Area.  We partner with UCLA, UCI, USC, UCSF and Stanford to provide medical care while at camp.    The dates for summer 2020 are June 13-19, 2020.  

If you are interested in having your child attend (ages 6 - 16), please fill out paperwork confirming a skin disorder diagnosis.  We accept children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.  For frequently asked questions, please visit

Visit the Camp Wonder website

For additional information, please contact Francesca Tenconi, Founder & President, CSDF and Camp Wonder at


The American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Camp Discovery program is for children ages 8-16 who have a chronic skin condition.

Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery gives campers the opportunity to spend a week with other young people with skin conditions as well, having fun and participating in lots of activities such as swimming, archery, horseback riding, arts and crafts, etc.

There is no fee to attend, all costs, including air transportation (if necessary), are provided by the AAD through generous donations from its members, outside organizations and individuals.  All campers must be initially referred by their dermatologist and the form is available on the Camp Discovery home page,

This year the Academy is proud to offer five camping sessions:

  • Crosslake, Minnesota – June 21 - 26, 2020, for children ages 8-16
  • Crosslake, Minnesota – July 5- 10, 2020, for children ages 8-16
  • Burton, Texas – August 2-7, 2020, for children ages 8-16
  • Andover, Connecticut – August 9-15, 2020, for children ages 8-16
  • Millville, Pennsylvania – August 15-21, 2020, for children ages 8-16
  • Washington - August 24-28, 2020

Watch Camp Discovery Video!

For more information about attending, volunteering or donating please visit the Camp Discovery website or contact Janine Mueller at 847-240-1737 or
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