2022 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

Cap Kid Camp Florida 2022
Dates: Friday February 18th -Sunday February 20th 2022
Location: YMCA Camp Winona 898 Camp Winona Rd., De Leon Springs, Florida, 32130
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 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: Camp was a huge success! Check back for next year’s schedule.
Event Details: https://capkidcampflorida2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138808766&dateid=2138564045

Cap KID CAMP TEXAS 2022
Dates: Friday March 11th -Sunday March 13th 2022
Location:  Camp Olympia 723 Olympia Dr., Trinity, TX 75862
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 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 Camp was a huge success! Check back for next year’s schedule.
Event Details: https://ckct2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138830191&dateid=2138337915

CAP KID CAMP PACIFIC NORTHWEST 2022
Dates:
Friday, April 15th – Sunday, April 17th, 2022
Location:  YMCA Camp Orkila 484 Camp Orkila Rd., Eastsound, Washington
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: Canceled for 2022. Check back for next year’s schedule.
Event Details: https://capkidcamppnw.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138813910&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 again. 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.

Cap KID CAMP WISCONSIN 2022
Dates: Friday May 6th-Sunday May 8th, 2022
Location: Camp Edwards YMCA Camp, 8901 Army Lake Rd. East Troy, WI, 53120
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 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: Camp was a huge success! Check back for next year’s schedule.
Event Details:  https://ckcwisconsin2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138808458&dateid=2138563732

ALOPECIAPALOOZA 2022
Dates: Saturday, July 30th-Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: 2034 E. Lake Rd., Princeton, IN, 47670
Cost: $250.00 (Includes Food/Lodging) – Linens available for an additional fee
Registration Deadline: July 22, 2022 – CAMP Is Sold Out!
Event Details: https://alopeciapalooza2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138821083&dateid=2138354998

Alopeciapalooza is always a favorite camp. 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.

CAP KID CAMP CALIFORNIA
Dates: Friday August 26, 2022-Sunday August 28th 2022
Location: Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Dr., Cambria, California 93428
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 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: August 19, 2022
Event Details: https://capkidcampcalifornia2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138821072&dateid=2138354991

37th Annual National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) International Conference
Dates: June 30th-July 3rd, 2022
Location:  Washington DC
Cost:  $325 for Adults, $265 for additional family members or friends (children under 4 attend free of charge – confirm details directly with NAAF)
Discounts Available:  Closed
Registration Deadline:  Conference was a huge success! Check back for next year’s schedule.
Event Details: https://conference.naaf.org/naaf2022/begin

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 ARIZONA
Dates: Friday, September 23rd – Sunday, September 25th
Location:  Friendly Pines Camp, 933 East Friendly Pines Rd., Prescott, AZ 86303
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2022
Event Details: https://capkidcamparizona2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138821075&dateid=2138354990

CAP KID CAMP COLORADO 2022
Dates:
Friday, September 30th-October 2nd, 2022
Location:  YMCA Camp Shady Brook 8716 S Y Camp Road, Deckers, CO
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: September 23, 2022
Event Details: https://capkidcampcolorado2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138821074&dateid=2138354985

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 NORTH CAROLINA 2022
Dates: Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 6th
Location:  Kirkwood Camp & Conference Center, 2015 Camp Kirkwood Rd., Watha, NC, 28478
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022
Event Details: https://ckcnc2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138821068&dateid=2138354987

CAP KID CAMP NEW YORK 2022
Dates: Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th
Location:  Frost Valley YMCA 2000 Frost Valley Rd. Claryville, NY, 12725
Cost: CAP Kids are FREE along with children 6 and under. $225.00 for supporting family members, siblings over 6, and friends. Registration includes all meals and lodging. Bring your own linens.
Registration Deadline: November 25, 2022
Event Details:
https://capkidcampnewyork2022.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138585481&dateid=2138368542

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Australia

Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation

2022 Alopecia Awareness Week/Variety Alopecia Areata Adventure Camp
Dates: November 19th-25th, 2022
Location: Please find your closest camp details below and email info@aaaf.org.au with any questions or to enrol.
Cost: Free (limited number of tickets available)
Discounts Available: TBD
Registration: https://aaaf.org.au/aaadventure-camp/
Event Details:  Alopecia Areata Awareness Week held in the 3rd week of November. This annual event is a great time to spread the word about this condition which is so often misunderstood. AAAF hosts a range of events across the country during this week, and invite you to attend, or to host your own event! Some regular highlights include the Boldest Bald Brunch, and the Crazy Hair Day, which takes place in several schools and youth organisations across Australia.

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in Canada

COME TOGETHER  –  ANNUAL CANAAF NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022
Dates: Friday July 22-Sunday July 24, 2022
Location: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Cost: Adults $100; Children $75 Ages 4-17 ; Children Free Ages 3 & Under
Discounts Available: Early Bird Registration until May 31st
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadian-alopecia-areata-foundation-national-conference-come-together-2022-tickets-288129592367

Alopecia Conferences & Camps in the United Kingdom

2022 Big Weekend
Dates: TBD
LocationBristol Marriot Hotel City Centre, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market Roundabout, Bristol, BS1 3AD
Registration Deadline: Registration is closed
Event Details: BIG Weekend was a success! Check back for next year’s schedule.

Trip to Alton Towers – Saturday 9th April 2022 for our 7th trip to the theme park for a day of awareness, support, friendship, fun and rollercoasters! 
Dates:  Hugely successful! Check back soon to see the dates for 2023
LocationAlton Towers Theme Park, Farley Lane, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
Event Details: https://www.alopecia.org.uk/Event/trip-to-alton-towers-2022