We are excited to participate, exhibit and lead Camp Care at the 2022 CCA Retreat  – planned once again in person for June 23-26.

What is the CCA Retreat about?

ConnectMed is so honored to be participating once again in this year’s CCA (Children’s Craniofacial Association) Family Retreat & Educational Symposium!  The CCA, one of our Camp Cosmos outreach partners, is a national organization that addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.

The retreat is known across the country as an amazing 4-day opportunity for people with craniofacial conditions to come together and interact with others who have endured similar experiences. They listen to guest speakers, attend information sessions and community-bonding activities, and decompress during facilitated group discussions through CMI’s own Camp Care.  Families can share ideas, problems, and solutions and continue to build relationships and bonds of understanding and caring.

This year, the CCA Retreat is taking place at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX on June 23-26, 2022.  

This year, CMI will be involved by:

  • At our Exhibitor Booth and Symposium: activities and games that incorporate imagination, self-expression, inclusion, and movement to allow children and teens to express their individuality but also to identify what they have in common.  

  • At Camp Care: facilitating family group discussions with  Cashel Gaffey MSW, our Program & Fundraising Coordinator

Interested in attending? Apply for our 2022 CCA Retreat Scholarship!

ConnectMed is offering 2 scholarships for teens or young adults from the San Diego area that will cover:

  • Airfare for one attendee and, if the attendee is under the age of 18 or needs special assistance, one parent or caregiver

  • One hotel room for 3 nights at the convention site

  • Registration costs

Eligibility Requirements & Criteria:

  • Identify as an individual with a craniofacial difference between the ages of 13 and 25

  • Reside in the San Diego area

  • Submit completed application including demographic information and short essay responses

  • Scholarship recipient must agree to:

    • Having her/his/their photos posted on ConnectMed’s website, social media accounts, in ConnectMed’s quarterly newsletters, and on ConnectMed’s YouTube channel

    • Applicant must submit pre-retreat and post-retreat surveys. The pre-retreat survey must be completed by June 20, 2022 and the post-retreat survey must be completed by June 28, 2022.


Application must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 PM PST on MARCH 18, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

Ready to apply? Click below to start your application!