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Central Virginia Burn Camp:


This camp was established in 1994 by the Charlottesville Professional Firefighters Association. Children between the ages of 7 and 17 can attend this camp and participate in various activities in a safe and a fun environment. The staff does their best to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of theses survivors. This camp gives firefighters who are part of the burn staff the opportunity to share their experience with these children. Since its inception firefighters from across the Commonwealth and numerous organizations have assisted in making the Central Virginia Burn Camp a success since.

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Louisiana Burn Camp:


This Camp is held in June every year at Camp Alabama in Choudrant, LA for Children ages 5 to 17 who have survived burn injuries. Many activities are practiced including fishing, arts & crafts, swimming, boating, canoeing, volleyball and much more. Campers enjoy air-conditioned cabins, pavilion, dining hall, playground, canoeing, swimming pool, and much more.

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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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Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety: Burn Camp:


It’s a one week Summer camp for youth ages 7-17 who have endured a significant burn injury, in this camp these survivors will have fun, learn, make friends, and share their experience with other survivors. They will develop self esteem which will help them to cope with their life beyond their injuries. Activities in this camp include swimming, hiking, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Rides, arts and crafts and much more.

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Camp ‘Can’ Do:

South Carolina

This camp is for children ages 6-17 who have been treated for a serious burn injury. These burn survivors will have a fun, safe and supportive environment where children will practice a variety of activities including boating and canoeing, arts and crafts, dance party and other activities. In this camp survivors will form new friends, share their experience which will help them heal the emotional scars, be inspired by other survivors and realize that everything can be done.

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Camp Celebrate:

North Carolina

This camp provides educational, therapeutic and recreational experience for children who are current and former patients of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Children in this camp will have the opportunity to learn, play, laugh, share their experience with other children who have been exposed to the same experience and engage in many activities. A year round project involving the efforts of many different people is what makes this camp continue and succeed.

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Great Lakes Burn Camp:


This is a place where burn survivors’ ages 7-17 meet, participate in different activities, share their stories and support each others. Many services are provided in this camp including well balanced meals, 24 hour medical supervision, transportation to and from camp and others.

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Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp:


This camp provides preschool burn survivors ages 3-6 and their caregiver(s) with a unique three day program that helps both survivors and their families. While helping the survivors with their recovery both physically and emotionally, parents and caregivers will be provided with a program that helps them in taking care of and nurturing these children who were exposed to the burn injury.

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