Midwest Children's Burn Camp
MCBC dates for 2021:
Session 1 (ages 14-17): Sunday, August 1st to Thursday, August 5th
Session 2 (ages 6-13): Saturday, August 7th to Wednesday, August 11th
Open to children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced burn injury and smoke inhalation injury. Campers attend at no charge thanks to generous community support. Free transportation to camp is provided from St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield and Kansas City. Attendance at camp is subject to medical approval. Contact Us for more information or Apply today to be a Camper.
At Midwest Children’s Burn Camp, youth have new adventures including zip lining, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, and lots of dancing! MCBC offers a safe and supportive environment where young burn survivors spend a week with others who have also experienced the trauma of burn injuries. Fun is the focus and friendships form quickly. Burn Camp provides campers with life-long friends to share their journeys with as they get back to living.
Since all campers at this unique camp are survivors of burns, everyone has scars on the outside. Campers learn they are not defined by their "wrapping paper". Emphasis focuses on the beautiful person on the inside, not the scars on the outside. Campers learn a "can do" attitude and experience Fun, Friends and Memories that last a life-time. Camp positively impacts each child's attitude and self-image. It's a chance to have fun without the staring and questions that are too common for burn survivors. "At camp I can put on my swim-suit and not worry about having to answer questions from strangers or re-live my accident." Campers and counselors explain, "One week of burn camp does more than years of therapy!"