23rd Central Virginia Burn Camp
June 12 - 18, 2016
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Camp Holiday Trails
400 Holiday Trails Lane
The Central Virginia Burn Camp is a free of charge, week-long summer camp dedicated to providing a special, fun and safe experience for children with burn injuries. This camp offers the chance for these children to enjoy fun summer activities with others who have gone through a similar experience as they have.
The Camp’s positive and supportive environment helps to foster a sense of self-confidence, increases self-esteem, and allows the children to realize they are not alone with their burn scars.
The camp is situated on 75 acres of wooded land at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The camp is approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles west of Richmond.
Campers and staff sleep in large, air-conditioned cabins with bathrooms and showers.
Our camp event runs for a full week each summer, generally in mid June. Please call or see our web site for this year’s camp dates.
Children ages 7 – 17 that have been hospitalized for burn injuries.
Free of charge
The camp event is made possible through the efforts of Firefighters, Occupational and Physical Therapists, nurses, university students, adult burn survivors and other caring adults. All staff volunteer their time, are thoroughly screened and well oriented to the burn camp experience.
Meals and snacks are provided and cooked by Professional Firefighters from across the State.
Camp is supported by Professional Firefighters from throughout the state of Virginia, friends and supporters throughout the region, The Virginia Chapter of the American Fire Sprinkler Association,and the Burn Survivors Foundation.
For more information please follow this link to the website.
The Foundation’s main efforts surround raising funds for programs that support burn survivors and prevent burns. This fundraising helps to meet the mission of providing burn prevention education and assisting burn victims through collaboration with area fire departments, healthcare institutions, and other community partners with interests in reducing burn injuries. Through these partnerships, the following are some of the Foundation’s accomplishments:
Support for the Evans-Haynes Burn Center
Purchase of a new burn shower
Annual funding for burn physician fellowship
Funding for staff training and ABA Conference attendance
Burn Survivor Sunday sponsor
Funding for remodeling of a waiting room, children’s toy room, and conference room
Another important focus, of efforts, is ongoing sponsorship of the Central Virginia Burn Camp. Held in in Charlottesville, Virginia, the camp is free to all participants. This camp gives juvenile burn survivors an opportunity to gather with peer survivors and to share similar memories and stories of survival. The Foundation has provided financial support, camp T-shirts and coats, food and cooks for the camp, and transportation. For many of these children, this is the only opportunity in which they can bond and have fun with a group of peer burn survivors.