Expo Camp FAQ

What is Expo Camp?

Picture a welcoming place where kids with eczema can just be kids. Where no one looks at you funny because you have eczema. Where having eczema means you’re just like everyone else. Imagine an empowering universe where the menu is free of the top nine allergens and where you can strip down to your swimsuit at the lake without having to explain your flares.

This wondrous world exists, and it’s called Eczema Expo Camp.

Expo Camp actually comprises three camps: Mini Warriors (aged 0-4), Junior Warriors (aged 5-12) and Senior Warriors (aged 12-17).

Kids’ Camp facilitators, Corporate Kids Events (CKE), are carefully planning a camp full of fun activities, creative projects, exciting outings and age-appropriate educational sessions.

Kids’ Camp is a safe place for children with eczema. All CKE counselors are certified in CPR and First Aid, fingerprinted and background checked and take part in an extensive training program.

Who should attend kids’ camp?

• Children aged 0-17 who have eczema
• Friends and siblings of children with eczema
• Children of Expo attendees

Why should children attend?

National Eczema Association is committed to improving the lives of people with eczema at all stages of life.
Expo’s Kids’ Camp is a safe place for children with eczema. Attendees will be empowered with knowledge, friendship and fun.

Knowledge is power. Camps will include age-appropriate, expert-led educational sessions about caring for the whole self: basic eczema management, as well as self image and handling the emotional challenges of living with eczema. Senior Warriors Camp features additional sessions to help teens with eczema navigate college, choosing a career, participating in competitive sports, prom and senior photos, and intimacy and relationships.

Allergy-friendly eating. Snacks and lunch will be served Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The menu will be allergy-friendly, with no nuts, seeds, nut- or seed-oils, or seafood. All foods will be labeled with ingredients.

Kids who “get it.” Kids’ Camp is a place that reminds children with eczema that they’re not alone. They’ll meet and have fun with new friends who understand eczema and who don’t ask about their skin.

A safety-conscious environment. As we gather again in person for the first time in two years, National Eczema Association’s top priority is the health of all Expo attendees. Read about our enhanced health and safety precautions for 2022.

Expo Camp is an empowering, nurturing, invigorating place for children to make new friends who understand what it’s like to live with eczema while enjoying arts and crafts, playing games and learning how to live their best life with eczema.

When is Expo Camp?

Friday, July 8, 2022 – 8:00am – 5:30pm PST
Saturday, July 9, 2022 – 8:00am – 5:30pm PST
Sunday, July 10, 2022 – 8:00am – 12pm PST for Junior and Senior Warriors; 8:00am – 2:30pm PST for Mini Warriors

How much does it cost to attend Expo Camp?

Learn about Expo Camp pricing and find out about opportunities to get help paying for Expo Camp.

What takes place at Expo Camp?

National Eczema Association and Corporate Kids Events are designing a camp that will be educational, supportive, empowering, and fun.

  • Age-appropriate crafts, games and other fun activities
  • Expert- and mentor-led sessions about skin care, eczema and emotions, plus additional sessions to help teens with eczema navigate college, choosing a career, participating in competitive sports, prom and senior photos, and intimacy and relationships.
  • Saturday epic scavenger hunt

Will Mini, Junior and Senior camps be held in the same location?

Sort of. Each camp will take place in separate but nearby spaces, allowing siblings in different camps to connect as needed. Mini, Junior and Senior Warrior camps will operate on largely on separate schedules, featuring different sessions, topics and presenters, but coming together for Saturday’s field trip.

Is Kids’ Camp ADA accessible?

The Kids’ Camp headquarters and the OdySea outing are wheelchair accessible. If your child has an ADA-recognized disability and will need accommodations, please email expo@nationaleczema.org after registration
to let us know.

Are meals included in Kids’ Camp registration?

Yes, some meals are included!

  • Friday: lunch, morning and afternoon snacks
  • Saturday: lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, dinner at Ecz-travaganza
  • Sunday: lunch, morning snack

All meals have been custom-crafted with the Hyatt Regency’s executive chef to be delicious, allergy-friendly, and packed with nourishing and fresh ingredients. If you have special dietary needs, you will be able to modify your
child’s menu when you register. For all other meals, you’ll be able to choose from options in and near the hotel.

Are there any kid-friendly morning activities planned at Expo?

Yes! We will offer a family-friendly fitness class as well as daily group hikes and lake activities; parental supervision is required for all fitness sessions. Teens are also invited to join daily Sunrise Yoga, Morning Meditation and Ecz-ercise classes. All fitness classes are free of charge.

Are there any kid-friendly evening activities planned at Expo?

Yes! Thursday and Friday nights, families are technically on their own, but we’ve arranged some fun, family-friendly group activities, like family game night, an open mic poetry slam, meet-ups and outings to Seattle.
On Saturday night, all attendees are invited to Ecz-travaganza, our annual dinner and dance party.

What if I’m interested in being a camp counselor?

We welcome previous Kids’ Camp attendees (and others who are interested) to apply to become counselors at Expo! All counselors must undergo Corporate Kids Events’ rigorous vetting and background check. You can get started here.

I’ve got more questions. Who can I contact?

Email us at expo@nationaleczema.org.

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