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The camper experience

Everyone, regardless of their skin condition, can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun!

While activities vary from day to day, a typical day at camp might include:

8:30 a.m.
Breakfast followed by announcements
9:00 a.m.
Cabin clean-up
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Cabin group activities
(Varies day-to-day and will include archery, arts and crafts, fishing, games, ropes course, etc.)
12:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Rest hour
2:00 p.m.
Snack time
2:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
Shower hour and cabin time
5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
Free time (with your cabin)
7:30 p.m.
All-camp evening activity
9:00 p.m.
9:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Cabin closing/lights out

Cabin groups are divided into boy and girl groups with 7-10 campers and 3-4 staff in each group.

Emily Brubaker, Camp Discovery camper

“I am in sixth grade in Anchorage, Alaska. I have hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. It is a skin condition that causes me to sometimes overheat, and I can't sweat very much. I went to Camp Discovery in Minnesota in the summer of 2022. It was my first time attending! I flew down by myself for the first time. My grandma picked me up and took me to camp. At Camp Discovery they accommodated my skin care needs and made my experience fun. There was horseback riding, archery, tubing, and so much more! I made a lot of good friends and I hope I will get to come back to Camp Discovery next summer.”

─ Emily Brubaker, Camp Discovery camper

Apply to Camp

Attendance at Camp Discovery requires a dermatologist referral. Share the referral form with your dermatologist, who will submit it to the AAD.

Download Referral Form

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