The Alberta Firefighters Burn Camp is a collaborative effort between the Edmonton and the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Societies, with tremendous support from donations and fire departments all across the Province of Alberta.
Each year, children from across Alberta and the surrounding areas congregate at Camp Easter Seals in Kananaskis Country for the annual Burn Camp. These children have either been the survivor of a burn injury themselves, or a sibling directly involved in the traumatic injury or recovery.
Within the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, these children get the opportunity to forget about their injuries even for a short while and just be a kid again. Be it a physical scar or the emotional and psychological pain suffered from a burn injury and it’s recovery, these kids get to live an action-packed week. They get to mountain bike, white-water raft, outdoor survival training, mountain/tree climb, and share stories about their journey when they became burn survivors and how they too overcame these tremendous obstacles.
With the help and support from firefighters, nurses, and camp councillors, they continue to bond & solidify friendships from past camps, networking with adults and children that are not defining them by their injuries.
Our many sponsors give this gift to the children. One week of pure excitement! With help from local volunteer fire departments, Calgary Fire Department and the Calgary Firefighters Association and the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.
The highlight for the kids, and the firefighters and nurses actually, is the Thursday water fight! Rain or shine, everyone gears up with fire hoses, water guns, buckets or anything else that can hold water. For two hours, or until the water runs out, there is a massive firefighters versus kids water fight to end all water fights! It is an incredible time to remind the kids that they are still kids.
The annual Burn Camp could not be possible without your support of the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society. Please consider supporting this fantastic event.