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AAD’s Camp Discovery gives kids with chronic skin conditions a life-changing summer camp experience. Campers make friends, find acceptance, and are free to be themselves. Camp Discovery provides these children a sense of community and fun, at no cost to their families.

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5 Sessions of free camp for those with chronic and severe skin disease

6,151 Happy campers since 1993

4,498 Volunteer opportunities

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Impact stories

Your support of Camp Discovery makes an impact on the lives of children with chronic skin conditions. Learn more about the impact of this summer camp experience by reading these stories.

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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

“So much thanks for all that was done to organize camp. Mia's experience continued to cement the importance of this camp in her life. We are so very grateful!”

─ Darren and Caitlin Wood, Camp Discovery parents

“Thank you so much for giving Lila the opportunity to participate. She is really loving it. She can’t wait for next year. Thanks again to all who put such a great effort into the camp this week. We really appreciate it.”

─ Julie Brown, Camp Discovery parent