Camp Discovery celebrates another successful summer

AAD President Brett M. Coldiron, MD, (right) joins in on the fun at Camp Discovery. The AAD-sponsored Camp Discovery program offers young people with skin diseases the chance to experience activities such as boating, fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, hiking, and more. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

The success of AAD's Camp Discovery depends on dedicated dermatologists and nurses who volunteer their time to ensure that the medical needs of each camper are met. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

Camp Discovery gives campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

There is no fee for camp. All costs, including transportation, are provided by the American Academy of Dermatology through generous donations from its members, other organizations, and individuals. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

Young people at Camp Reflection enjoy an action-packed summer in Carnation, Washington. Camp Reflection is the newest AAD Camp Discovery site and is situated on 818 acres of rolling hills at Camp Korey, and offers a swimming pool, sports courts, a climbing wall, zip-line, camper lodges, and a teepee village. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

Campers at Camp Liberty share in the discovery of what it’s like to be included. Camp Liberty began the summer of 2010 and is now held at Channel 3 Kids Camp, which sits on 150 acres by the shores of the Skungamaug River, in Andover and Coventry, Connecticut. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

Camp Discovery ensures that no child or adolescent is left out of summertime fun and adventure! View more photos from Camp Discovery.

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The Academy’s Camp Discovery program, a summer camp for children with skin conditions, hosted its 21st annual program this summer. Campers and volunteer counselors and medical staff gathered for six different camps at five locations: Andover, Connecticut, Crosslake, Minnesota, Millville, Pennsylvania, Burton, Texas, and Carnation, Washington.

The slideshow above and the collage below shows the good time had by all involved, from the campers who had an experience to remember to the volunteers who made that experience possible. View more photos from Camp Discovery.

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