2019 ALOPECIA CONFERENCES AND CAMPS

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

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CAliPalooza – Children’s Alopecia Project
Dates: Friday April 26 -Sunday April 28, 2019
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 before March 1, 2019
Registration Deadline: Registration is closed/Camp was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year.
Event Details: https://calipalooza.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138717736&dateid=2138572261

CAliPalooza is our new name. 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.

Cap Kid Camp North Carolina 2019
Dates: Friday May 10 -Sunday May 12, 2019
Location: Camp Kirkwood Rd , Watha, NC
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 5 and under. $199.00 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.
Registration Deadline: Camp was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year.
Event Details:  https://capnc2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138731387&dateid=2138677085

ALOPECIAPALOOZA 2019
Dates: Monday June 10  – Sunday June 13
Location: Camp Mataponi 838 Sebago Rd, Naples, Maine
Cost: $300.00 (Includes Food/Lodging) – Linens available for an additional fee
Discounts Available: Early/Early Bird by 2/10/19 $250; Early Bird  by 4/11/19 $275.00
Registration Deadline: Camp was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year.
Event Details: https://alopeciapalooza2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138731384&dateid=2138675362

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.

34th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference
Dates: Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30
Location:  Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport
Cost:  $285 for Adults, $215 for additional family members or friends (children under 5 attend free of charge)
Discounts Available:  Early Bird Registration until TBA
Registration Deadline:  Conference was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year for Washington DC.
Event Details: https://www.naaf.org/programs/annual-alopecia-areata-conference

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.

CAP KID CAMP OHIO 2019
Dates: Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29
Location:  YMCA Camp Willson, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 5 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 5, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: Camp was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year.
Event Details: https://capohio2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138731385&dateid=2138675363

The lake has boats, canoes, and kayaks for your enjoyment. Conquer the challenge course, with a 25′ climbing wall, 11-element high ropes course, double zip line, and giant swing. There may be horseback riding too. Camp Willson is centered around a natural spring-fed lake formed during the last glacial period in Ohio, 14,000 years ago.

CAP KID CAMP COLORADO 2019
Dates:
Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13
Location:  YMCA Camp Shady Brook 8716 S Y Camp Road, Deckers, CO
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 5 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 5, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: October 8th
Event Details: https://capcolorado2019.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138731390&dateid=2138675360

This is the 2nd year for CAP Kid Camp Colorado, and it will be another exciting one. You will learn outdoor survival skills, go on nature hikes and a Night Watchers night hike. Water exploration and archery will be a few more of the fun activities planned.

CAP KID CAMP PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2019
Dates:
Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3
Location:  YMCA Camp Orkila 484 Camp Orkila Rd., Eastsound, Washington
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 5 and under. $249.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 5, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: October 20th
Event Details: https://capkidcamppacificnw.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138702493&dateid=2138638752

This is the first year for the PNW CAP Kid Camp, and we are super excited to be having it in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Dress warm for the fall weather, and get ready to explore all that camp has to offer. Camp Orkila is on the water and looks out to President Channel and the Canadian Gulf Islands. Most of Camp Orkila’s 280 acres are preserved forest with hiking and horse trails. The cabins range from open air to full duplex style housing near the conference center.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Australia

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation

2019 Alopecia Awareness Week/Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp
Dates: November 9th-17th, 2019/November 9th & 10th
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Cost: Free (limited number of tickets available)
Discounts Available: TBD
Registration Deadline: Registration is closed for Adventure Camp (for 2020 https://aaaf.org.au/registry/)
Event Details: https://aaaf.org.au/alopecia-awareness-week/

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Canada

COME TOGETHER 2019 – 9th ANNUAL CANAAF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Dates: Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21
Location: Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls
Cost: Adults $100; Children $75 Ages 4-17 ; Children Free Ages 3 & Under
Discounts Available: Early Bird Registration
Registration Deadline: Camp was a huge success – Check back for next year’s dates early next year.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in the United Kingdom

2019 Big Weekend
Dates: September 27th-29th, 2019
LocationBristol Marriot Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market Roundabout, Bristol, BS1 3AD
Registration Deadline: Registration is closed
Event Detailshttps://www.alopecia.org.uk/event/big-weekend

Trip to Alton Towers – 2020
Dates: TBD
LocationAlton Towers Theme Park, Farley Lane, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB