THRIVE Winter Retreat – January 7 – 11, 2021
A five-day winter retreat for young adult burn survivors aged 18-25
Thrive empowers young adult burn survivors, preparing them with the knowledge and tools necessary to help navigate the demands of adulthood as burn survivors. For many survivors, Thrive is the next step once graduating from Burn Camp and helps with the transition to adulthood. Programming focuses on workshops and exercises on team building, life skills lessons, and connecting with the survivor community.
Hosted at the Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC, Thrive welcomes between 10 to 16 participants each year. The first annual retreat was held in January 2016 with ten enthusiastic participants joining counselors for empowering experiences addressing life and burn injury coping skills. Thrive also provides the opportunity for survivors to connect with friends from Burn Camp, and make new friends, as well as introducing them to new opportunities to stay involved with the Burn Fund’s network of adult burn survivors.
“Growing up having the opportunity to go to Burn Camp and Thrive really boosted my confidence so that I was never ashamed of my burns or my scars and was able to lead a normal life.” – Jlluviah Escobargunn, Burn Survivor and Thrive Attendee.
Thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors, the Burn Fund covers the entire cost of the THRIVE Winter Retreat for all participants.