Burn Camp Dates Set!
The IAFF Burn Foundation (IAFFBF) will be hosting the 17th Annual International Burn Camp from September 22 through September 29, 2012. The IAFFBF International Burn Camp has earned international acclaim over the last decade.
Each year, the Foundation selects young burn survivors, aged 13-15, and professional fire fighters/camp counselors from regional burn camps across the United States and Canada. These individuals come to the Nation's Capital for the week-long program which includes tours of the monuments, memorials and museums, visits with national leaders and other activities involving local IAFF members.
The camp was developed to give young burn survivors the opportunity to explore Washington, DC and share their experiences with other teens that have fought back courageously and successfully from burn injuries. This year, we will be improving the program by working through a newly formed burn camp committee. Some of the changes include an additional day of camp, involvement of experts in the field of burn camps such as the International Association of Burn Camps (IABC), and more robust psychosocial support for the campers and counselors through the assistance of the Phoenix Society.
If you want to help make a difference, you can make a donation here.
If you are interested in in learning more or participating by offering a service or time, please contact us.
On behalf of the IAFF Burn Foundation, we hope that you will join us in Helping Heal Bodies, Hearts and Souls.