This summer of 2009 The Children Skin Disease Foundation is having “Camp Wonder” were kids can be kids and have wonderful experiences.
Diseases of the skin affect thousands of American children each year. These diseases cause discomfort, pain, disfigurement, disability, dependency or death. These diseases affect not only the children but also their entire family. Even worse, the physical and emotional damage caused by childhood skin diseases will last a lifetime.
Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) established Camp Wonder, a medically staffed summer camp at Camp Arroyo’s facilities in Livermore. Camp Wonder is free to children with serious and fatal skin disease. For one week these children can forget their disease and have fun!
Dates and Locations:
Livermore, CA – June 22- June 28th, 2008 (staff arrives one day early for orientation) Randelman, NC – TBA
Why Camp Wonder?
Skin diseases cause discomfort, pain, disfigurement, disability, dependency or death. The physical and emotional damage caused by childhood skin diseases not only effect the child, but the whole family. For one week the children are able to avoid the staring, stigma and isolation often associated with skin disease. For one week, the children are able to feel “normal.” Camp Wonder provides a one week respite during which time they can just be kids.
Camp Wonder Hosted By
Camp Arroyo, in Livermore California (33 miles south east of Oakland Airport) through a grant from the Taylor Family Foundation. CSDF would like to recognize The Taylor Family Foundation for hosting Camp Wonder, held at The Taylor Family Foundation’s Camp Arroyo. The Taylor Family Foundation’s
mission is to preserve the wellness and enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, disabilities and youth at risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. For more information, please visit www.ttfforg.
Who Can Attend?
Camp Wonder is for children with serious and fatal skin disease aged 7-16 years old. Campers are selected without regard to sex, race, national origin, or religion. If you know someone who would benefit from attending Camp Wonder, please complete the Online Recommendation Form.
Medical Support At Camp Wonder
Doctors, nurses and medical/nursing students primarily from UCLA, UCSF, USC, Stanford and Kaiser volunteer to attend camp and provide daily care. Procedures are established if an emergency occurs. Campers must bring to camp all medications and bandages required for their own care.
What is Camp Wonder?
Camp offers a wide variety of activities. They include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, games, archery, fishing, ropes course, nature walks, sports & recreation, silly olympics, theater and more. Camp is a great place to bond with other children your age and have some wonderful experiences and fun.
What Does Camp Wonder Cost?
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR CHILDREN ATTENDING CAMP. Because many families of children with severe skin disease are burdened with large medical expenses, children attend CSDF’s camps without charge. To raise the funds for camp, CSDF depends on the generosity of supporters. See 15 Ways You Can Help.
Want to Volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering as a Counselor, Medical Staff, or Volunteer at camp, please fill out our Online Volunteer Appilcation.
For More Information Contact:
1600 S. Main Street #192, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone 925-947-3825 • Fax 925-947-0677 • email: [email protected]