Camp Liberté

About Camp Liberté

Camp Liberté offers children with skin conditions the opportunity to experience the magic of summer camp. We believe at Camp Liberté that children need the opportunity to grow through fun and enriching experiences to develop new skills and build self-esteem all while enjoying the wonders of nature.

Since inception in 2009, more than 177 kids have enjoyed the Camp Liberté summer-camp experience. The camp is an independent, charitable organization run by dedicated volunteers.

The six-day camp is open to children across Canada who have moderate to severe skin conditions with a referral from a dermatologist. The camp is offered in two locations: Camp East hosted by Camp Papillon in Quebec and Camp West facilitated by Camp Horizon in Alberta.

There are no fees for camp. All costs are covered through donations by the Canadian Dermatology Association and its members, the dermatology industry, and other passionate supporters. All campers are under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses 24 hours a day.

We offer a safe, fun, camp experience English and French. Campers return from Camp Liberté with more confidence, a greater appreciation for nature, and long-lasting relationships.

Camp Liberté’s Roots

More than a decade ago, a group of dermatologists began a conversation about how great it would be to offer their young patients an opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience. The group worked tirelessly to bring their vision to life, ensuring that the camp was safe, medically supervised, bilingual and fun!

In 2009, these dedicated dermatologists rallied the Canadian Dermatology Association and its membership to establish Camp Liberté as a charitable organization. Today, the camp is run by a Board of Directors, supported by staff, and open to children from across Canada with moderate to severe skin conditions.

Camp Liberté Referral Process

To attend Camp Liberté, have your child’s dermatologist complete the Camp Liberté Referral Form and submit it by June 1.

Applications can be sent electronically to, by fax to 866-267-2178, or by mail to Camp Liberté at

1385 Bank Street, Suite 425
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8N4

Once we receive your referral form, a selection committee will review all applications. Our staff will contact you once the selections are made to help guide you through the registration process and provide all the necessary information needed before the beginning of camp in August.

For questions, please contact or call 1-800-267-3376 ext. 229.