Special Camps for Kids With EB
Developing social skills and fostering independence are two good reasons to send a child to camp. For kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa, it’s a chance to meet and make friends with others who have EB, all while having a good time. debra of America’s resource page — http://www.debra.org/EBcamps — provides parents and caregivers with information about 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.
The American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery program is for children ages 8 to 16 with a chronic skin disease. Under the care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery gives campers the opportunity to spend a week with other young people with skin conditions, participating in activities such as swimming, horseback riding, and arts and crafts. There is no fee to attend.
For more information about attending, volunteering or donating, visit www.campdiscovery.org.
Camp Wonder is a free summer camp for children with skin disease, ages 6 to 16. Camp Wonder is held in Livermore, CA. Camp Wonder covers all costs associated with camp.
Camp Wonder accepts children regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. For more information, please visit www.csdf.org/camp-wonder.
Camp Spirit is a Colorado-based winter camp for children ages 9 to 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 at the YMCA of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch, in the Colorado Mountains.
Camp Spirit is free to participants. Activities include skiing on bi-skis, dog sled ride, snowmobiling, learning meditation techniques, crafts, games, sleigh ride and marshmallow roasts, and music. For more information, please visit: campspiritcolorado.org.
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