This years Burn Camp will be held July 16 to July 2023, with Camp Kick Off hosted by District of North Vancouver Local 1183 on July 16th. Watch for more details.
Burn Camp is directed by a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that Burn Camp is an unbelievable experience for all who attend.
Last year (2022), over 60 campers and 44 counselors and support staff attended Burn Camp! Thank you to Maple Ridge Local 4449 for hosting Burn Camp Kick Off – an incredible reunion after two years of virtual programs!
About Burn Camp
The Burn Fund hosts young burn survivors for one week of camp each July. Over one thousand children from across B.C. between the ages of 6 to 18 have attended since 1994. The camp provides young burn survivors with an opportunity to share experiences with their peers. The Burn Camp Committee works hard for many months planning for an exciting and memorable Burn Camp! This year’s host for our Burn Camp are the friendly folks at Cheakamus Centre in Paradise Valley.
Campers and their counselors participate in group activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, rafting, waterskiing, skit night, and arts & crafts. They also receive valuable one-on-one support from junior counselors – themselves burn survivors – and from their counselors. Doctors, nurses, medical therapists, adult burn survivors and professional fire fighters donate their time as counselors.
The camp is free for young burn survivors to attend. The cost to the Burn Fund for each camper to attend is approximately $2,900.
Thanks to the support of donors and sponsors, the Burn Fund covers the campers’ travel, accommodation and the cost of coordinating and operating the camp.