The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) sponsors a summer camp where children with skin disease can be themselves for a week and forget about their illness. Want to go to Camp Wonder? Fill out the application now. Parents also are given the opportunity to coordinate with other parents and make a vacation of their own while their children are having fun at Camp Wonder.
Who can go to Camp Wonder?
Camp Wonder is for children living with any chronic skin disease. We admit children and teens between 6-16 years old. Campers are selected without regard to sex, race, national origin or religion. No camper pays to attend Camp Wonder!
What activities are available?
At Camp Wonder, our campers get to experience summer like it was meant to be – with activities like swimming, horseback riding, campfire storytelling, baseball, arts and crafts, boating, and much more. Our camp is fully handicapped accessible and air-conditioned. Each child will have a day planned with activities that accommodate any special needs.
Is there a medical staff at Camp Wonder?
Camp Wonder has a large medical staff on-site who work as volunteers to care for our campers. Our medical staff includes dermatologists, pediatricians, ER doctors, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are committed to giving kids a great, safe summer experience. We ensure each child receives the best possible medical care while they are at Camp Wonder. If you have additional questions about our medical staff, please contact us.
Can parents come to Camp Wonder?
We recognize that parents need a break from the day-to-day stresses that are associated with caring for a child with a chronic skin disease. We coordinate hotel accommodations for the families of our campers. Our parent coordinator volunteer is on staff and readily available to help make plans or suggest local activities so parents can have their summer experience as well. Parents are not allowed to attend Camp Wonder. Camp is a week for children to be independent and meet other children with similar illnesses.