Articles Posted in Burn Camps in Texas

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Camp I-Thonka-Chi:

Texas- Dallas

This camp is sponsored by Parkland Memorial Hospital; the meaning of the camp is “a place that makes one strong or fearless, not afraid to face life”. Survivors in this camp participate in various activities which include fishing, canoeing, arts and crafts and much more. Adult burn survivors join the Parkland Burn Center staff to serve as volunteer counselors to the children. Participation by adult burn survivors provides role models who, in spite of similar injuries, have gone on to lead normal, productive lives. Children in this camp share with others burn survivors their experience and what they have gone through making them feel that they are not alone and that there is support.

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Texas Burn Survivors society- Camp David:

Texas-San Antonio

This camp is designed specifically for pediatric burn survivors aged 7 to 15 and is open to all survivors, regardless of ethnicity, language, or religious affiliation. In this camp which is a week of fun and adventure, children will gain self confidence and learn from others who have been through the same experience. With the help and support of the dedicated staff, these children will learn that nothing is impossible and that there is no limit to their potential. The camp also hosts Teen retreat twice a year which is a three day event, designed for young adults aged 15 to graduating high school senior. Survivors or children and siblings of burn survivors who have been impacted by the burn injury can attend this retreat and participate in various activities.

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Camp Janus:


This camp is held annually in which survivors aged 5-18 who sustained a burn injury will have fun and adventure. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals from a wide spectrum of the community staffs this camp. A positive therapeutic, recreational and educational experience will be provided by the team of volunteers for all campers. Children in this camp will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other children as well as participating in many activities which will enhance their physical and psychological recovery.

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