Camp Wonder provides a summer program that gives campers with severe and often life-threatening skin diseases the opportunity to participate in traditional summer camp activities such as playing sports, swimming, climbing rock walls and going to the "prom." The camp, including travel to California, is free for every child who attends. Eighty-five campers from all over the U.S. will attend this summer and nearly 2,000 children have benefitted from the Camp Wonder experience since it was founded in 2001.
Galderma will donate $100,000 to the Children's Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) as well as provide Cetaphil products for this year's Camp Wonder campers. Five Galderma employees will also serve as full-time volunteer camp counselors during the June 19 to June 24 camp in Livermore, California.
"I'm looking forward to seeing Camp Wonder in person," said Pamela Baker, Senior Business Systems Analyst for Galderma in Fort Worth. "This will be my first time as a camp counselor and it will be inspiring to see our company's products making a difference in the lives of these children who suffer from severe skin diseases. Many of the campers live with unfathomable challenges and this is a chance for them to simply have fun. I can't wait to meet these kids and see them really let loose and enjoy themselves freely without feeling embarrassed or different."
Photo on Left: Jassamine Domino, a Camp Wonder counselor who designed the artwork for Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream's limited edition packaging in 2013.