Camp Cosmos

Based on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and California-wide lockdown, we are planning a super fun virtual camp on June 20!  Registration is now open.  In May, we will also be starting monthly online gatherings with support groups and interactive activities….STAY TUNED.

Special Thanks to Title Sponsor The Donegan Burns Foundation!

Camp Cosmos is the first and only therapeutic and recreational day camp in San Diego and vicinity benefitting children with craniofacial and other visible differences and their families.

The goal of Camp Cosmos is to provide positive, confidence-building experiences for these children and 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 open play and play-based therapeutic activities for kids to promote self-esteem and self-empowerment, and therapist-guided group discussions for adult family members.

Camp is

      • Spanish friendly

      • 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.


In 2020, Camp Cosmos will take place TWICE! 

20jun9:00 am1:00 pmVirtual Camp CosmosCamp Cosmos

12dec10:00 am2:00 pmHolidays with Camp CosmosCamp Cosmos

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Camp Cosmos was the first community event we have ever found for kids with craniofacial differences.  My son had been embarrassed of his scar. He didn’t want people to see it or know about it…After Camp Cosmos he really bloomed.  All day at camp he kept saying “Mom, look, he/she has a scar just like mine!” He had so much fun, felt so special and a part of a bigger group…The kids helped each other, nobody pointed at his scar or whispered.  For me, it meant a lot to know that I wasn’t alone. The parents who were there had been through what we have. They know what it’s like to sit beside your child’s bed in the hospital, to hardly sleep through recovery and worry about peer judgments and self esteem.  We are strong for our kids but it’s traumatic for us too. It was a powerful day for us.

– Proud Parent