All camps include staff who are committed experts in the field of burn care, rehabilitation, psychology, and camping. Our staff return year after year helping us develop long-term relationships with campers and maintain a high-quality professional program.
Trudy Boulter, OTH CHT is Program Director, The Children’s Hospital Burn Camps Program. Trudy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in burn care, upper extremity trauma and congenital anomalies for over 20 years. She has worked in the burn camps program since 1991 under the tutelage of Marion Doctor, a pioneer in the establishment of Burn Camps Nationwide. Trudy is an active member of the American Burn Association, International Association of Burn Camps and the American Camping Association. She is the lead therapist on the burn team at The Children’s Hospital and is dedicated to the development of standards and programs that enhance the growth and development of young people and their families throughout their development into adulthood.
Brooke Cheley joined the Cheley/Children’s Hospital Burn Camp staff in 1997. In 1998, she became Co-Director of Burn Camp. Brooke works full time as one of the Program Directors for Cheley Colorado Camps.
The medical team includes nurses, occupational and physical therapists, and a psychologist from Children’s Hospital Colorado. These trained staff are committed to making the experience work for the child. Every effort is made to address a camper’s individual therapy needs. The campers with the greatest needs are generally seen on a daily basis for range of motion or scar massage, as well as to help them with pressure or splinting needs.
Cheley Camps Counseling Staff
The staff also includes counseling staff from the Cheley Colorado Camps summer program. The Cheley staff undergoes an intensive 9-day training in the beginning of the summer that includes sessions with professionals in the fields of child development, parks and forests, psychology and wilderness medicine. The staff also learns about leadership and team building, and how to positively impact the lives of others.