Camp Wonder is the name of medically staffed summer camps sponsored by the Children's Skin Disease Foundation (www.csdf.org) a nonprofit organization. It was established in 2001 by Francesca Tenconi, Dr. Jenny Kim and Dr. Stefani Takahashi at the UCLA School of Medicine and her parents, Donald and Christine Tenconi to provide a free medically staffed summer camp experience for children with skin disease. The first Camp Wonder was in 2001 and since then there have been other camps in California and North Carolina.
CSDF was established in 2000 by then 16 year old Francesca Tenconi who was diagnosed with Pemphigus Foliaceous, a life threatening auto-immune based skin disease. She and the other children she met while receiving medical care felt isolated and had no organization focusing on the unique challenges faced by children with such visual diseases. Francesca formed CSDF to help these children and their families.