Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas
Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas
A Camp Where Kids Feel Comfortable in their Own Skin



Camp Braveskin, formerly known as Camp Ganega, is a non-profit recreational camp uniquely created for children with various skin disorders. We welcome new campers each year.

The camp was estabished in 2003 for children and adolescents with chronic skin conditions as a joint effort of two pediatric dermatologists, Dr. Robin Carder and Dr. Fred Ghali.

The project has now grown and involvement includes many other local dermatologists, residents, nurses/medical assistants, and pharmaceutical representatives.

Our camp has equipped cabins for the children to sleep in, and a dining hall for meals. The camp has an excellent staff that plans and supervises various activities.


  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Campfire and Smores
  • Carnival Night
  • Canoeing
  • Jump Roping
  • Kickball Tourney
  • Movie Night
  • Obstacle Course
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Challenge Course
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Stargazing
  • Zip Line
  • Water Games
  • Weird Science

Where is Camp Braveskin?

Camp Braveskin takes place just outside Meridian, TX.

We use the facilities of Camp Jon Marc, which is located 85 miles southwest of Dallas. This is the site where both Childrens Medical Center of Dallas and Cook Childrens of Ft. Worth have utilized for various condition-specific camps.

When is Camp Braveskin?

Camp Braveskin is in the Spring each year, call for dates.

Camper Qualifications

Campers must be between the ages of 7 and 15 years of age, with a chronic skin condition. Patients should be referred to the camp from either their dermatologist or primary care physician. We welcome new campers each year.

If interested in becoming a camper, please email or contact Joann Worrell at 817-421-3376.

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Cost and Funding
Camp Braveskin is a non-profit 501(c) organization that provides an exceptional experience for children with chronic skin conditions. In order to sustain this camp at 'no-charge' to the patients, we rely solely on donations from the community. In the past, we received much of our support from the pharmaceutical industry, but more recently, we depend upon donations from individuals, fellow physicians, and others from the community who willing to give to a worthwhile cause.