If you’re looking for support, an alopecia conference or camp is one of the best ways to meet others who understand what you are going through.  Conferences and camps are life-changing and deeply connecting.  If you are a parent of a child with alopecia, there are support sessions just for you along with activities for your specific age of children.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in the United States

CAP KID CAMP MALIBU – Children’s Alopecia Project
Dates: Friday April 27 -Sunday April 29, 2018
Location: Camp Gilmore, Malibu California
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 5 and under. $275.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 5, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens, or rent some from the facility when registering.
Discounts Available: Early Bird Registration is Closed
Registration Deadline: April 12th
Event Details: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/cap-kid-camp-malibu-2018-2138944220

CAP Kid Camp Malibu is always full of fun. Northern and southern California CAP groups meet to bring families together in a beautiful setting. Hiking, climbing, campfires, and sessions with CAP mentors are always a big hit. Don’t forget your unicorn-themed clothing for the dance on Saturday night. Any child with alopecia attends camp free of charge.

33rd Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference
Dates: Thursday, June 28 – Sunday, July 1, 2018
Location:  Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona
Cost:  $285 for Adults, $215 for additional family members or friends (children under 5 attend free of charge)
Discounts Available:  Early Bird Registration until Tuesday, May 29th
Registration Deadline:  Monday, June 11th
Event Details: https://conference.naaf.org/2018

NAAF provides specific workshops to meet the needs of conference attendees, including Child Development and Resiliency, It’s OK to feel sad, and many more. Don’t forget to check out the exhibitor displays or sign up to participate in the Tortoise & Hair race. If you are looking for an opportunity to try on a hair piece, Freedom Wigs, Joli Cameleon and more will be there to help you with the process. Researchers and bio pharmaceutical industry representatives will be presenting their latest discoveries. Children’s Alopecia Areata Conference Camp for ages 5-17 is throughout the weekend too.

Dates: Monday, August 13 – Thursday, August 16
Location: Pine Cove Ranch, Flint, Texas
Cost: $300.00 (Includes Food/Lodging) – Linens available for an additional fee
Discounts Available: Early Bird Registration is Closed
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 10th
Event Details: http://events.eventzilla.net/e/alopeciapalooza-2018-2138931190

Alopeciapalooza is always a favorite camp. This year camp has a barn swing, zip lines, horseback riding, campfires, frisbee golf, a swimming pool and much more. Alopeciapalooza lives up to it’s play-on-words name by providing tons of fun. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet alopecia mentors, play sand volleyball, and connect with other kids living with alopecia in this great environment.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Australia

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation

2018 Alopecia Awareness Week & AAAdventure Camp
Dates: November 10-18th Awareness Week/November 10-11th Camp
Location: Melbourne, Location TBA
Cost: Free (limited number of tickets available)
Discounts Available: TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD
Event Details: https://aaaf.org.au/alopecia-awareness-week/

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Canada

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Dates: Friday, July 20th – Sunday, July 22nd
Location: Radisson Admiral Hotel – Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: Adults $100; Children $75 Ages 4-17 ; Children Free Ages 3 & Under
Discounts Available: Early Bird Registration midnight May 19th
Registration Deadline: Until Day of Conference
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canaaforg-annual-conference-come-together-2018-canaaf2018-tickets-42205467690

A panel of medical professionals will answer your questions and engaging speakers will inspire you. A trip to watch the Toronto Blue Jays play will be the highlight of Friday night, and support sessions throughout the weekend will allow attendees to share experiences, learn make-up techniques, participate in a creative writing workshop, do yoga and more. Teens have their own programming, and kids 4-12 will enjoy time with the leaders at Improv Care Kids Camp. An all ages dessert/dance party is not-to-be missed.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in the United Kingdom

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Dates: July 27-30th
Location:  Pinewood Park, Scarborough UK
Cost: £200.00 (on-site camping provided)
Discounts Available: £100.00 (bring all your own camping gear)
Registration Deadline: TBA
Event Details: http://bebold.org.uk/latest-news/childrens-alopecia-camp

For ages 16 and under. Camp is tailored for children, with a focus on helping children come to terms with their alopecia. The wild west theme is the perfect setting for children to meet new friends and understand they are not alone.