MISSION AND HISTORY

Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camp - Winter Camp Skiing and Horses and Friends

MISSION

To improve the lives of burn-injured children through the use of enriched curriculum and
path of adventure in a safe environment. We strive to impart the imagination, genuine
character, and confidence to inspire campers to have the ability and courage to thrive
throughout their own recoveries and beyond.

HISTORY

Each year CHCO provides quality burn care to over 350 patients. With the current model of healthcare and reimbursement many of these children receive only a fraction of the psychosocial and rehabilitative care they need. We know these children need different support at the various developmental stages of their life. We offer a suite of programs including summer camp, winter camp, family camp and a young adult retreat. We help campers improve their own lives using an enriched curriculum alongside physical and social challenges. The camp program provides comprehensive medical intervention from a staff that specializes in the care of the child with a burn injury, in both an acute care setting and the camp environment.

CHCO Burn Camps is the only multidisciplinary, rehabilitative residential camp program in the region. It was the first residential, rehabilitative camp exclusively for Burn Survivors.  The model provides a quality camp program integrating medical and psychosocial community in a camp atmosphere.  CHCO burn camp is a model for burn camps around the world and has partnerships with referring hospitals across the country.

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