Burn injury is extremely painful and challenging for children. They often don't understand about the injury and why wound care and physical therapy hurt and require so much effort.
Contact with professionals who understand burn injury and with peers who have suffered similar injuries can make a big difference in the lives of children who have been burned. Burn Camp offers just such an experience to each burned child and there is never a fee.
Camp counselors are firefighters, burn center professionals, and burn survivors who want the opportunity to help burned children with their on-going recovery. All are carefully screened for their ability to relate to young burn survivors in a camp setting.
The burn camp experience goes far beyond an exciting few days in the woods. Camp programs include the normal range of land and water sports, arts and crafts, physical challenges, games, skits and social gatherings. Counselors concentrate on building trusting relationships with and between the campers to enhance their comfort and social skills. Sharing between children and with their counselors can often provide a "personal growth spurt" which improves their lives long after camp ends.
Burn Foundation Involvement
The Burn Foundation is affiliated with three Burn Camps in our region:
The cost to send a single child to camp is approximately $750. Your donation, in any amount, will help the Burn Foundation to continue the burn camp program here in the Greater Delaware Valley, as well as our prevention and education programs.
For information on how to make a donation or if you know a child who might benefit from the Burn Camp experience, contact the Burn Foundation at (215) 545-3816.
We were privileged to have Professor Paul A. Jargowsky, of the Rutgers University Center for Urban Research and Urban Education, as our guest speaker at our 39th Annual Gala on October 19, 2012.
At the age of 15, Paul sustained burns over 70% of his body. At that time, the chances of recovery from such extensive burns were remote, but Paul was fortunate to receive care at the newly opened Crozer-Chester Burn Center. He made an amazing recovery and went on to graduate from Princeton and Harvard (masters and doctoral).
Paul showed tremendous courage through his recovery and has devoted much of his life to serving others. His bravery and inspiration of others are shining examples of the qualities that we are fortunate to see in many of our burn survivors.
The Burn Foundation Fall, 2012 newsletter has been published!
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