Camps for Children and Teens with EB

Trying new things, developing social skills, building character and fostering independence are all good reasons to send your child to camp. For kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa, most importantly, it’s a chance for them to make friends with others who have EB while having the time of their lives! debra of America’s resource page on camps provides parents with the information they need to stay informed, and learn about the places where children and teens with EB are given the opportunity to experience camp safely. Camp Discovery, Camp Spirit and Camp Wonder are three of these treasures.

• Camp Discovery
• Camp Wonder
• Camp Spirit


Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery

The American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Camp Discovery program is for children ages 8-16 who have a chronic skin disease.  Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery gives campers the opportunity to spend a week with other young people with skin conditions having fun and participating in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts and many more.

There is no fee to attend. All costs, including transportation, are provided by the AAD through generous donations from its members, outside organizations and individuals.  All campers must be initially referred by their dermatologist.

Camp Discovery 2019 Dates:

  • Crosslake, Minnesota – June 16-21, 2019, for children ages 8-16
  • Crosslake, Minnesota – June 30-July 5, 2019, for children ages 8-16
  • Burton, Texas – August 4-8, 2019, for children ages 8-16
  • Millville, Pennsylvania – August 10-16, 2019, for children ages 8-16
  • Andover, Connecticut – August 11-17, 2019, for children ages 8-16 *transportation not provided
  • Gig Harbor, Washington – August 26-30, 2019, for children agest 8-16 *transportation not provided

For more information about attending, volunteering or donating, please visit campdiscovery.org or contact Janine Mueller at jmueller [at] aad [dot] org


Camp Wonder

Camp Wonder

Camp Wonder is a free summer camp for children with skin disease, ages 6-16. Each year, children from around the country with ANY chronic skin disease can focus on just being a kid. Camp Wonder is a special place free of judgment and stares! Camp Wonder is held in Livermore, CA. 

Camp Wonder covers all costs associated with camp, even travel if the child lives outside the San Francisco Bay Area.  They partner with UCLA, USC, UCI, UCSF and Stanford to provide medical care while at camp.

The dates for this summer are June 17-22, 2019 for campers.

If you or your child are interested in attending Camp Wonder 2019, please fill out a form at https://www.csdf.org/refer-a-camper-staff or email applications [at] csdf [dot] org with any questions. Applications are due no later than May 1, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Camper applicants must adhere to all vaccine regulations and have a doctor fill out paperwork confirming a skin disease diagnosis. Camp Wonder accepts children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.  For frequently asked questions, please visit https://www.csdf.org/camp-wonder-faq

For more information, please visit www.csdf.org/camp-wonder


Camp Spirit

Camp Spirit

Camp Spirit is a Colorado Winter Adventure Camp for children ages 9-18 with Recessive Dystrophic EB (RDEB). It was founded in 2008 to allow children with RDEB the opportunity to enjoy winter activities in a safe environment. It is located in Granby at the YMCA of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch, in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.

Camp Spirit is Free to Participants. The camp is funded through the Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation, EB Family Assistance Fund. There are also scholarships available for airfare when needed by the campers.

Activities include skiing on bi-skis; dog sled ride, snowmobiling, learning meditation techniques, crafts, games, sleigh ride and marshmallow roasts, music, and making new and lasting friendships!

Camp Spirit 2019 Dates:

  • Saturday, February 23 through Thursday, February 28 at Granby/Winter Park Colorado

For more information, please visit: campspiritcolorado.org