About Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery was founded in 1993 and offers a summer camp experience like no other. Every summer, the American Academy of Dermatology sponsors six weeks of camp in five locations where everyone can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun!

Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery offers campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers.

There is no fee for camp. All costs, including transportation, are provided by the American Academy of Dermatology through generous donations from its members, other organizations, and individuals. The American Academy of Dermatology is proud to offer this experience to about 380 children each year.

Why you should choose Camp Discovery
For one week out of the year, kids with chronic skin conditions from across the United States and around the world will come to Camp Discovery to experience an adventure filled with fun, friendship, and personal growth. Download this flyer to give your patients and learn why you should choose Camp Discovery.

Camp Discovery referral form

To attend Camp Discovery, a dermatologist must first refer the child to the Academy for admission. To refer a patient, simply download the camper referral form and submit it back to the Academy by email/fax. For questions, please contact jmueller@aad.org or call (847) 240-1737.

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