Camp Cosmos 2019 will unite families affected by craniofacial differences for a day of self-esteem building and therapeutic family activities! Registration for Camp Cosmos 2019 is now open. To register, click here.
Camp Cosmos launched in 2018 as the first day camp benefitting San Diego County’s craniofacial community, and garnered almost 200 camp participants at its inaugural event. Camp Cosmos aims to foster joy and self-confidence, and build relationships amongst kids, families and local care providers in the Southern California craniofacial communities. The day camp incorporates both open play and structured activities to help families undergoing similar experiences engage with one another and their clinical treatment teams outside the clinical setting. Activities will be facilitated by child and family therapists, nurses, doctors and other specialists who will lead self-esteem building and camaraderie-focused activities.
“Camp Cosmos gave us the opportunity to get to know our patients and their families in a fun and casual setting,” said ConnectMed President Dr. Amanda Gosman. “The camp builds invaluable trust that makes future and even past surgical intervention and hospital stays less traumatic.” The first half of the day will feature inflatables, organized games such as giant Jenga and giant Connect 4, and other lawn game tournaments. A music play station led by a licensed music therapist will be available as well as traditional carnival activities, including face painting, a wacky hair station and more. The latter half of the day will feature break-out sessions with structured small-group therapeutic activities for both children and their parents.