A cheer rang out across camp as the buses arrived with our wonderful campers this afternoon. Everyone arrived safely and ready for a week of fun!

Counselors held welcome signs and cheered on the campers as the came off the buses. Camp came alive with the sounds of old friends reuniting and new friends being made.

This summer’s theme at MCBC is “We Are Family” and we are so excited to start our Midwest Children’s Burn Camp family reunion. This is our 23rd summer here at Midwest Children’s Burn Camp!

In the afternoon, campers got settled in their cabins and had the chance to cool off in the pool and do their swim tests.

We had a special flag ceremony this evening with an Honor Guard ceremony performed by Galen, Mudsak and Big Shawn. Campers got to learn about why we fold the flag the way we do and what each fold represents.

After a delicious meal of pasta, salad and garlic bread, we all joined together for some silly ice breakers. In a circle we tried to all follow directions such as “jump left” and “jump right” while sometimes saying or doing the opposite thing.

What a wonderful evening we had getting to know one another by talking about who inspires us, our favorite candy, what we are excited for at camp and what makes us nervous with our camp family.

After the games, we all headed out to our opening campfire. We walked down to the river and past the horses we will soon be riding at horseback riding. Campers clapped and cheered as their cabin counselors were introduced to the group. Campers and counselors all

With the setting sun, everyone headed back to their cabins to get a good night’s sleep before our first full day of camp fun on Monday.

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