Support Camp Discovery


Donate to Camp Discovery

Fun, friendship, and independence are on the top of everyone’s agenda. And, everyone shares in the discovery of what it’s like to be included. Your gift ensures that children with chronic skin conditions will continue to benefit from a week of fun and adventure, while meeting others facing similar challenges and learning they are not alone. Your gift truly makes a difference! Support Camp Discovery by making a donation, which can help send a child to camp next summer.

Volunteer your time

The success of AAD's Camp Discovery also depends on dedicated dermatologists and nurses who volunteer their time to ensure that the medical needs of each camper are met.

  • Volunteers can select the week which is most convenient for them.
  • There is no cost for volunteers to attend. All fees, including transportation are provided by the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Each location accepts a number of cabin counselors and medical staff.

Submissions for volunteer applications are due by April 8, 2016. For more information, please contact the AAD office at (847) 240-1737 or contact

Refer a child

Every child must be referred by his/her dermatologist. The 2016 referral form is now available.

Host a fundraising event to benefit Camp Discovery

Fundraising events hosted by you are fun, creative ways to raise awareness and funds for Camp Discovery in your community. Your special event – a house sale, a bar mitzvah, a 5K –can be a great way to give back to Camp Discovery. See how you can host a fundraising event. 

Help support Camp Discovery with the purchase of holiday cards

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) offers retail greeting cards that can be custom-imprinted. All profits from the sale of these cards go directly to the Camp Discovery Endowment Fund to send children to the Academy’s Camp Discovery. The back panel of all cards tastefully acknowledges your commitment with an imprinted statement which reads, "Proceeds from the sale of this card benefit Camp Discovery, the American Academy of Dermatology’s camp for children with severe skin conditions."

To view and purchase cards, visit the online order form.