Burn Center

FAQs About Our Programs

Question: Who gets to go to camp?

A: All burn survivors ages 13-17 years old can apply to attend the trip. Due to environmental rules we are only able to take 17 survivors on the trip. Application are accepted based on assessment of the campers need to attend the trip as a burn survivor. Some burn survivors may be well adjusted to their burn injury and not in need of a trip that builds self-esteem, teamwork and achievements.

Q: I am not sure if my child should attend this trip because their burns are not as severe as others.

A: Burn Survivors all differ in their abilities to manage the stress of a burn injury. The size of the survivors injury does not correlate to the amount of stress they may feel during the re-integration phase after discharge. Does your child wear a swimsuit in public areas? Does your child have trouble talking about their burn injury with others? Has your child been teased about their burn scars? These and many other challenges can arise for the adolescents after burn injury. Not all burn survivors need camp, but many survivors do and don’t ask for help.

Q: I am concerned about my child’s safety on the river trip?

A: River rafting is an adventure sport and does have risks associated with it. We hire a professional river company with over 30 years of river rafting expertise to guide our group down the river. All attendees are provided education about river safety and must wear a PPD (life jacket) for all water activities. In addition to river safety all staff complete staff training and background checks prior to each trip.

Q: We live in another state, but want our child to attend camp, how does that work?

A: We have many campers that travel from different states every year. We are able to pay for flights and arrange transportation needs. We have a nice system set up for camper pick up and drop off at the airport with complete supervision. If you feel your child needs this trip please don’t let the distant make the decision for your family. Call us for a more detailed discussions.