“Every camper, One camper at a time.”
Imagine the magic and individual growth that can happen when this is the focus and intentionality of a staff of 40 people dedicated to meeting you where you are and helping you move yourself to the next step. For the 80 pediatric burn survivors that attended the Cheley Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camp experience this year, this was a life-changing year. The campers arrived from 6 referring hospitals and gathered together, united with the belief and newly discovered confidence they can conquer any “mountain” they meet on their journey of life.
In one second, a burn injury can change a child’s life forever. The camp experience creates a connected community where your friends all understand the pain and trauma of what it’s like to have a burn injury, regardless of the size. Your burn injury is woven into the fabric of the experience, it’s not something that makes you different, in fact, it’s the very reason you belong.
Supported by a medical team from Children’s Hospital Colorado, firefighters, Cheley Camp counselors – past and present and referring hospital staff, this program, in its 34th year, continues to be a model for other burn camps around the nation and the world. With the awe-inspiring backyard of the Rocky Mountains and the youth development expertise of Cheley staff, campers are asked to reflect on who they are and who it is possible to become. Horseback rides and backpacks, dance parties, and living together in a community give these young people an opportunity to understand that what happened is part of their story and they get to write the rest of their story.
May the adventure continue…
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The Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program is a non-profit 501(c)(3), American Camping Association (ACA) certified program and a member camp of the International Association of Burn Camps (IABC).
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November 3, 2017