For volunteers


Volunteer your time

The success of AAD's Camp Discovery depends on dedicated medical staff and counselors who volunteer their time to ensure that the campers are safe, their medical needs are attended to, and have fun!

  • Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age.
  • Volunteers can select the week that is most convenient for them.
  • Airfare, for those that need to fly, is paid for by the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Each location accepts a number of cabin counselors and medical staff.
  • All volunteers are expected to volunteer for the entire camp week, unless previously arranged.
    • The week will be very high energy, with little down-time. Be prepared to work very long hours, and be exhausted by the end of the week.

Submissions for volunteer applications are due by April 8. For more information, please call the AAD office at (847) 240-1737 or email

Frequently asked questions for volunteers

These frequently asked questions provide answers to how to become a volunteer, what experience is needed, and how to select the time that's convenient for you.

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.