Little Lionhearts Family Camp recently concluded its transformative three-day program, bringing together families from all corners of the province. This unique initiative, dedicated to aiding families in understanding and managing the physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery, offered a supportive and nurturing environment for participants to connect and grow.
Comprising three distinct but interconnected programs, the camp provided a comprehensive approach to healing and support. The Child Program emphasized emotional and physical recovery through play therapy and fostering connections with other burn survivors, fostering a sense of community and understanding.
Meanwhile, the Sibling Program recognized the crucial role siblings play in the recovery journey of their burn survivor brothers and sisters, this program aimed to provide them with the necessary care and attention they deserve.
The Adult Program focused on supporting parents and caregivers, equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary to provide holistic care for their child’s burn injury. By addressing the developmental trauma trajectory and its impact on each family member, this program aimed to provide a strong foundation for healing and growth.
Our Little Lionhearts Family Camp empowered children through various engaging activities, including creating heartfelt artwork displayed around camp, building connections through the “This is Us” Family Tree project, and exploring emotional resilience with the “Feelings Fish” exercise. Our Teddy Bear Medical Play Clinic provides a safe space for campers to embrace their journey, play doctor with their teddy bears, and open up about their hospital experiences. They tackled the ‘Rehearse Your Response’ exercise, learning how to confidently address questions about their burn injuries. And then through the S.T.E.P.S. exercise, they mastered Self-talk, Tone of Voice, Eye Contact, Posture, and Smile. Our super cubs are now ready to navigate any conversation with confidence and a smile!
Little Lionhearts Family Camp remains committed to fostering a community of resilience, empathy, and understanding, ensuring that families facing burn-related challenges never feel alone on their journey toward recovery.