Imagine never being able to go to the beach, the park, or even for a simple walk without getting stares, questions and rude comments. That's what daily life is like for kids with serious skin diseases. And that's why a place like Camp Knutson is so important.
Located near Cross Lake, Minn., Camp Knutson is a Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota-owned facility for children with special needs. Each summer it hosts various camps-within-a-camp for children with HIV/AIDS; for inner-city kids and moms; for deaf children; and for kids with autism. But it's the children and teens with dermatological conditions (at two weeklong sessions called Camp Discovery), who are particularly memorable, many staff members say.
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