2021 ALOPECIA CONFERENCES/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

CAliPalooza – Children’s Alopecia Project
Dates: Canceled for 2021
Location: Camp Gilmore, Malibu California
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, 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
Registration Deadline: 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 South Carolina 2021
Dates: Friday August 6 -Monday August 9, 2021
Location: Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens, or rent some from the facility when registering.
Registration Deadline: July 30, 2020
Event Details:  https://capkidcampnc.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138755500&dateid=2138479587

ALOPECIAPALOOZA 2021
Dates: Stay tuned for dates for 2022
Location: 
Cost: $199.00 (Includes Food/Lodging) – Linens available for an additional fee
Discounts Available: Early/Early Bird
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.

36th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference
Dates: June 25-27, 2021
Location:  Virtual
Cost:  $285 for Adults, $215 for additional family members or friends (children under 5 attend free of charge)
Discounts Available:  Early Bird Registration
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 INDIANA 2021
Dates: Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19
Location:  YMCA Camp Carson, Princeton, IND
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: September 11th
Event Details: https://capkidcampindiana.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138755501&dateid=2138479584

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 2021
Dates:
Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3
Location:  YMCA Camp Shady Brook 8716 S Y Camp Road, Deckers, CO
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: September 24th
Event Details: https://capkidcampcolorado.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138755506&dateid=2138479585

This will be another exciting year for CAP Kid Camp Colorado. 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 2021
Dates:
Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location:  YMCA Camp Orkila 484 Camp Orkila Rd., Eastsound, Washington
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $199.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: November 5th
Event Details: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/cap-kid-camp-washington-state-2138813910?resp=on&dateid=2138570441

This is the 2nd 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

2022 Alopecia Awareness Week/Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp
Dates: 
Location: 
Cost: Free (limited number of tickets available)
Discounts Available: TBD
Registration Deadline: 
Event Details: https://aaaf.org.au/alopecia-awareness-week/

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Canada

COME TOGETHER  –  ANNUAL CANAAF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Dates: 
Location: 
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

2022 Big Weekend
Dates:
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 – 
Dates: TBD
LocationAlton Towers Theme Park, Farley Lane, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB