International Face Equality Week 2021 is May 17th-24th!
The theme is “Make Face Equality a Reality”, with the goal of amplifying the voices of those with direct experience of disfigurement and advocating for change across schools, businesses, communities, etc. Inspired by this, the theme for Summer Camp will be “Speak Up & Act Out!” Through guest speakers, fun therapist-led activities and discussions, we hope to empower attendees to share their experiences, address negative stereotypes or perceptions, and advocate for themselves.
Special Thanks to Title Sponsors!
Thrilled to partner with 3 special San Diego restaurants, which have chosen to help bring smiles to kids by partnering with and supporting Camp Cosmos!
Camp Cosmos is a day camp that benefits children with physical differences and their families. We are based in San Diego but welcome all families. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us to make our Camp events virtual for the time being. However, we have happily come to realize that “going virtual” facilitates participation from families across the USA and Mexico and fosters more sharing and deeper connections among participants! Camp Cosmos takes place once in the summer and once in the winter.
The goals of Camp Cosmos are:
to provide positive, confidence-building experiences for these children and facilitate connections and bonding among them
empower their families to build a network of support among each other and with their treatment teams in a safe, fun, and judgement-free environment.
Camp Cosmos includes games, arts & crafts, and play-based therapeutic activities for kids to promote self-esteem and self-empowerment, and therapist-guided group discussions for adult family members. We also bring in guest speakers who discuss their experiences living with visible differences and special needs, and healthcare specialists to address families’ specific questions and concerns.
Free of cost to all participants
Staffed and facilitated by family therapists, nurses, social workers, physicians, and other appropriate specialists from Rady Children’s Hospital and other local health institutions.