The CHCOBCP continues to meet ACA’s rigorous standards to maintain accreditation and is fully reevaluated by the ACA every 3 years. The IABC is a volunteer organization of burn camp professionals who work to provide quality education and recommendations for camps around the country to maintain the bylaws established by this group recommending best practice for burn camp professionals in North America. These organizations uphold our camp program to the highest standards in providing quality care in a safe and nurturing environment.
American Camping Association
The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of their diverse 12,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else. As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.
The Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program is a proud member of the American Camp Association (ACA). They accredit over 2,400 camps who meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and quality programs. Our Summer Camp program, along with our summer camp host, Cheley Colorado Camps, are both ACA-Accredited Colorado camps. All of our other camp programs follow the ACA guidelines for health, safety, and quality programs.
Internal Association of Burn Camps
The International Association of Burn Camps (IABC) provides a network for the mutual benefit of local and regional organizations that serve the burn community. We seek to support the physical, social, and psychological needs of burn survivors and their families.
The IABC has 31 member camps and provides educational opportunities to all burn camps through the Burn Camp SIG at the annual meeting of the ABA and the burn camp workshop that happens every other year. Additionally, the IABC offers assistance to burn camps in the form of guidance, mentoring and best practices. The IABC has established guidelines for best practice with Burn Camp Programming and should be used in conjunction with the American Camping Association Standards
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado is a verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and the State of Colorado’s Regional Pediatric Trauma Center. We combine outstanding care, cutting edge science, education and advocacy, to provide optimal outcomes for our patients. Our burn team is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals composed of pediatric surgeons, plastic and hand surgeons, midlevel providers, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, child life specialists, psychologists and social workers, all who specialize in pediatric burn care.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive burn care for children with all types of burn injuries. Burn care at Children’s Hospital Colorado ranges from acute care, to outpatient services, to community reintegration. Our care extends beyond physical healing to include psychosocial support through our school re-entry program, community events, burn camps program and juvenile fire setter program. We are actively involved in community outreach and burn education and prevention.