Beyond the Scars Summer Camp 2012
Camp Beyond the Scars - Mission Statement
"To provide young burn survivors with a safe and fun camp environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development within a natural setting."
Since our inception in 2003, we The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation have had the dream of being able to send our local burn survivor children from UMC’s Lions Burn Care Center to a burn camp just for them. Since 2010 we have finally achieved this goal for the third year in a row!
This year we are thrilled to announce that we are sending (8) eight local burn survivors and (4) local firefighter camp counselors from Southern Nevada to San Diego’s Burn Institutes 2012 summer camp session.
The San Diego Burn Institute has been perfecting this special camp experience since 1987, and we have been lucky enough to be welcomed into their program, now going on our 3rd year.
Many of the camp counselors are burn survivors and/or firefighters. Since its inception in 1987, the Camp Beyond the Scars has made a major difference in the lives of more than 1,600 burned children. Activities focus on achieving and enhancing self-esteem, including efforts to create positive experiences and overcome negative ones. The camp program has proven to be an effective means to provide much needed counseling to child survivors of severe burn injuries. Thanks to our generous community and local sponsors we have been able to double our numbers this year and we are excited to send these wonderful kids for a great experience this summer!
Thanks to our generous community we hope to be able to provide this experience for future local children here in the Las Vegas community. Please take a look at some of the campers and their experiences in 2010 and 2011.
View the Camp Beyond the Scars 2012 photo gallery
View the Camp Beyond the Scars 2011 photo gallery
Thank you letters from children in 2012