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UNITED STATES

FACES CAMP - A camp for kids with facial differences
Each summer, FACES Camp helps children with facial differences foster independence by engaging socially and making friends with other children experiencing similar medical issues. The camp features typical camp activities including talent nights, arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, ropes course, zip line, rock wall climbing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding and more.
Website: www.FACEScamp.org

 

ConnectMed Camp Cosmos
ConnectMed strives to support the psychosocial health of our patients with congenital and acquired conditions in the long term, especially through Camp Cosmos. Our Camp Cosmos events foster self-acceptance and self-esteem for patients and networking opportunities for their families that, we hope, improve quality of life for that community. 

Website: connectmed.org


CCA Annual Family Retreat & Educational Symposium
Held each June to provide individuals affected by a facial difference, their siblings and parents an opportunity to interact with others who have endured similar experiences. The unique weekend retreat allows families to share ideas, problems and solutions and make life-long friendships.
Website: ccakids.org/family-retreats.html

Ear Community Annual Family Picnic
Ear Community hosts picnics every year around the world helping bring Microtia and Atresia families together.
Website: earcommunity.org

 

Moebius Syndrome National Conference
Moebius Syndrome Foundation will present its 14th Biennial National Conference, taking place at Marriott Minneapolis Northwest on July 23-25, 2021. This conference will include an exclusive Scientific Research Symposium on July 22, 2021, and then offer a three-day conference for families and individuals affected by Moebius syndrome.
Website: moebiussyndrome.org/events/2021conference

 

Victory Junction

Free from the confines of disease, illness or disability, children discover that they can just be kids! How does this happen? Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating camp, that challenges children who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible.Website: victoryjunction.org

CANADA
 

About Face Camp Trailblazers - Ontario
Living with a facial difference can sometimes be a challenging experience, and it is important that children with facial differences know that they are not along in their journey. Camp Trailblazers provides a space where children ages 8-17 with facial differences can foster vital friendships with peers, learn how to self-advocate, and gain confidence and self-esteem.
Website: www.aboutface.ca/program/camp-trailblazers

About Face Adult Retreat - Ontario
The Adult Retreat has a wide range of activities catering to all adults with facial differences, ages 18 years and older! The location changes from year-to-year and the retreat provides the opportunity to connect with peers from the facial difference community, build bonds, and have fun.
Website: www.aboutface.ca/program/adult-retreat

About Faces Family Camp - Ontario
Family Camp provides vital networking and growth opportunities by helping to build strong, unique support systems within the facial difference community. Each year, camp is held in various locations across Canada and affected families are eligible to attend.
Website: www.aboutface.ca/program/family-camp

 

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EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ACPA College ScholarshipACPA Family Services awards college scholarships annually to outstanding students born with cleft or craniofacial conditions.Website: cleftline.org/family-resources/college-scholarships

EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases established the #RAREis Scholarship Fund – to enrich the lives of adults living with rare diseases by providing support for their educational pursuits. Thanks to the support of Horizon Therapeutics plc, one-time awards of $5,000 each will be granted to up to 32 recipients for the Spring 2021 semester.

Website: everylifefoundation.org/rare-scholarship

​​Google Lime Scholarship

Google's education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2020-2021 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2020.

Website: buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com/scholarships/google-lime-scholarship

25 Great Scholoarships for Students with Disabilities
Since every student has the right to obtain a college degree, the following are 25 scholarships that have been created to serve the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Website: www.top10onlinecolleges.org/scholarships-for/students-with-disabilities

 
FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

FACES: The National Craniofacial Association

P.O. Box 11082 | Chattanooga, TN 37401 | USA

(800) 332-2373

FACES is a member organization of America's Best Charities
FACES is a member organization of GuideStar Exchange
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Faces: The National Craniofacial Association is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee.

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