"It was the first time I got to meet and talk to other people who had an accident too. It was exciting. I liked feeling like a normal kid. Sometimes at home I get frustrated and sad, and I can remember camp and remember that I’m just like everyone else, more than I could before camp." 8-year-old camper
"I feel like it’s my family, no one says anything bad about you. Everyone is positive there. My first year I was really scared, but people talked like they were already my friends. They don’t judge you, they understand what you feel like because they have had an injury too. It’s a place to just be yourself, can’t find other places like that. It’s a one of a kind place." - 14-year-old camper
"I thought CILTs was fun. You got to do things that challenge you like wilderness rescue. I learned that you have to work together, even when it’s hard. When I go to camp I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.” - 16-year-old camper
"No one has ever made fun of me at camp and that makes me very very very happy. I have made lots of friends at camp, and glad to have friends at camp." - 9-year-old camper
Testimonials From Parents
"Hope always has such a fun time at camp. It gives her a week away from her family at a safe place. She doesn't worry about her burns and loves the way that everyone makes her feel so special."
"Ryan's confidence in himself soars. He has mentioned that he doesn't get teased because of his scars at Burn Camp. you are all wonderful examples for Ryan. Thank you! Ryan can see other kids have burn scars as well, some worse, some better, but they all have a great time and hopefully know - they can do anything!"
"You have such a fitting motto!! HBC is a place where these amazing kids can go just be a plain ol' kid. They get to be exposed to so many different activities, and this opens them up to so many other things that they may not have been able to experience before."