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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.

Camp Discovery - providing life changing experiences

4 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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Haya Raef, medical student, Camp Discovery volunteer

“It was a great joy and privilege to participate. I am very grateful for this virtual experience, because it helped remind the kids that they weren’t alone and that they were loved, supported, and understood. During a time of increased social distancing, this has been a wonderful opportunity to help kids maintain a sense of community. It was so heartwarming to see the kids come prepared for each session, excited for the activities planned that day. This has also been a great learning experience for me and has inspired me to always extend compassion and kindness to my future patients.”

─ Haya Raef, medical student, Camp Discovery volunteer

“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