FAQ

Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camp - Ski Race Fundraiser, Beautiful Sky, and Talent Show

IS EVERY DAY THE SAME?
There’s a routine to camp life (wake-up, meals, and evening campfires) that starts to feel familiar after a few days. But what you do during the day, and the people you’re with, will vary depending on the activity. One day you’re hiking, the next, mountain biking or on the rifle range. It’s really up to you.

DO WE EAT BUFFET STYLE OR LIKE A FAMILY?
It won’t take long for camp to start to feel like a second family. Part of the feeling comes from sitting down together for meals and sharing them family style. By the way, our cooks get rave reviews. Campers love our food and there’s lots of it!

CAN I BRING MY GAME BOY?
Camp is huge fun without all the electronic stuff we have in our lives today. When you come to camp you unplug the electronics: email, I-Pod ,Internet, cell phone, DVD and game boy. You might miss them for a couple of days. And then you’ll notice that you have more time, and that you feel more relaxed. Besides, lots of other fun activities are available to fill your days.
If you bring electronics with you for the plane and bus rides, that’s okay. When you check-in, camp will save them for you in a special envelope with your name on it until it’s time to go home.

WILL I HAVE MY OWN BATHROOM?
At camp you share the bathroom with lots of people. It’s in a separate building called a bathhouse, just a short distance from your cabin or wagon. It’s not fancy but it’s clean, with electric lights, flush toilets and individual showers.

IS IT DARK AT NIGHT IN MY CABIN?
When it’s lights out at camp, it’s really dark, although billions of stars twinkle overhead. But remember, you’re not alone. You’ve got counselors and friends and you’re all snuggled down peacefully in a cozy cabin. You get to keep a flashlight in your bed, so you can always find your way. Moonlit nights at camp are extra special, like an added bonus at the end of your day.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY PRESSURE GARMENTS?
Yes, bring at least two. Camp is really active and we want to make sure that your burns keep healing the whole time you’re playing outside. At night, you and you and your counselor can wash your spare one so that you’re ready for a new day of activity when you wake-up.

WILL THERE BE SOMEONE TO HELP ME IF MY SCARS START HURTING?
We bring 3 nurses, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, and a psychologist to camp with us. Not only do these folks love to have fun, they’re here for us to help with meds or homesickness or anything that needs some extra attention. We want to send you home in an even better place than when you came to camp.

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