Camp Diasozo is a unique camp
working to enrich the lives
of children with morphea and scleroderma
and their families.
This camp, which will be located in the beautiful hill country of central Texas, will offer a retreat-like environment for families of children with scleroderma and will be available year-round. Camp Diasozo will host a six-day residential camp for children with scleroderma (ages 8-18), available each summer. Every summer session will end with a country-western dance and Texas-style BBQ for the whole family.
Outdoor activities will include horseback riding, swimming, hiking trails, paintball targets, archery, an outdoor movie theater, and a petting zoo consisting of horses, bunnies, chickens, a pig named Hamrietta, multiple dogs and cats, a donkey named Mike Wazowski, and a longhorn named Bubba. Indoor activities such as arts and crafts, ping pong, billiards, and a library will be available at all times.
How we began...
Shannon Carnline, known as Shannie to her friends and family, is a 15 year-old who was diagnosed with scleroderma (morphea) in 2008. Her dream has been to start a camp for other kids who were also suffering from this autoimmune disease. The name - Camp Diasozo - is taken from the ancient Greek word "diasozo" which means "to be made whole".
Shannie and her family are fulfilling that dream through Camp Diasozo, where their hope is that other kids and their families can find healing, rest and friendship.