Hoosier Burn Camp Summer Camp - May 27-31, 2013
- Hoosier Burn Camp Summer Camp is a weeklong resident camp experience for burn survivors ages 8-18. At camp in 2012 campers learned to shoot bows and arrows, went swimming, rode horses, spent an afternoon at Tropicanoe Cove in Lafayette, played some awesome Olympic games, made lifelong friendships and much, much more. Camper Applications can be accessed on the Resources page at the January.
- HBC Summer Camp builds self-esteem and self-confidence in campers while stimulating independence and giving children the life skills they need to fully recover from burn injuries.
- HBC Summer Camp keeps a ratio of one staff member to every two campers. If you are interested in volunteering as a camp counselor, medical personnel, or operations staff for a week of camp, please access the Staff Application on the Resources page.
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Campers in Leadership Training (CILT)The CILT program is designed to teach campers, between the ages of 17-18, leadership and followership skills needed to work together as a team. It is HBC's hope that these foudational skills will help prepare campers to be HBC counselors and good citizens in the future.
Teen ProgramsIn the early years of camp, it was clear that teenagers especially craved interactions with their camp friends beyond just one week of camp. The teen trips give campers the opportunity to have new experiences while continuing to build friendships and support systems with other burn survivors and with positive adult role models.
Teen Adventure Trips
- This year’s Summer Teen Adventure Trip will be in June or July. Past adventure trips have included sailing, caving, whitewater rafting, and canoeing.
- To view all the photos from the 2011 Summer Teen Adventure Trip. Click here
- Our very first Winter Teen Adventure Trip took place over Presidents Day Weekend in February 2012! A group of campers and staff went to Wisconsin for skiing, tubing, and zip lines.
- Each year, HBC takes teens to Lake Monroe in Bloomington, IN for swimming, tubing, skiing, jet skiing and camping. Many thanks each year to the Bloomington and Whiteriver Township fire departments for donating their time and their boats to organize this trip and make it happen!
- To View All the photos from 2011 Click here
Kings Island Trip
- In mid-October campers travel to Kings Island near Cincinnati, OH for a day of riding roller coasters and Halloween festivities.
Family ProgramsFamily programs not only give campers a chance to see one another during the year, but they also gives families a chance to see a little bit of what their child experiences at camp. It also allows families to meet others who have also been through a burn injury in their family. A burn injury affects the entire family in a very deep way, and HBC family programs help families to connect with one another and support each other in recovery from burn injuries.
Winter Gathering - January 26-27, 2013
- The Winter Gathering takes place every January and is a chance for campers to reconnect with old friends, for families to spend a weekend away together, and for families to connect with one another and build networks of support. Families come together for two days at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County and experience camp songs and games, a campfire program, swimming and fellowship. 2011 was our largest Winter Gathering yet with around 240 campers, family members and staff!
- To view photos from 2012 Click here
Holiday Party - December 8, 2012
- In December of 2011, the Emergency Nurses Association again sponsored a holiday party for HBC. Campers and families came together for cookie decorating, a winter craft, a performance from MCAxe and Kasey, and a visit from Santa!
- Click Here to View photos from the 2011 event!
- Infancy up to 12 year old programs are designed to give 8-12 year olds a chance to connect with their camp friends during the year, and also to provide support to future campers and their families before they are old enough to attend camp.
- Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game Outing
- August 20th, 2011 was our 3rd annual Indianapolis Indians Game Younger Camper Family Outing. Our first outing in 2009 proved a huge success as nearly 80 campers, family members and staff met at Military Park for dinner and then headed to Victory Field for an Indianapolis Indians baseball game. Our very own Madison Tincher even threw out the first pitch!!! 2011's outing was made possible by generous ticket donations from the Indianapolis Indians. Thank you to the Indianapolis Fire Department for generously donating food and volunteering thier time for this event! The next Indianapolis Indians Game Family Outing will be August 25, 2012.
- To view pictures from this event Click here
- Indianapolis Zoo Outing
- April 30th was our 2nd annual Indianapolis Zoo Younger Camper Family Outing. Over 80 campers, staff and family members met at Garfield Park for lunch and activities and then headed to the Indianapolis Zoo for the afternoon! The next Indianapolis Zoo Outing will be April 2013.
- Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game Outing
- Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Outing
- September 15th will be our 2nd annual Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo Family Outing, compliments of Protechs and 1-800-BoardUp. Protechs and 1-800-BoardUp have been active contributors toward Hoosier Burn Camp the past several years. They generously invite HBC younger campers and their families to their Customer Appreciation Day at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo where they provide food and activities before heading to the zoo.
Young Adult ProgramFebruary, 2011 will be our first ever young adult program for former campers ages 19 and above. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new event!
Aaron Norwood Memorial Scholarship
- The Aaron Norwood Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 in honor of Aaron Norwood, a burn survivor who passed away in 2003. This scholarship serves as a living legacy to a special person who touched the lives of many over the years as a Hoosier Burn Camp camper, C.I.L.T., and likely eventual staff member. This (up to) $1000.00 scholarship will reward deserving students seeking higher education toward the cost(s) of tuition, approved education materials, and/or housing. The scholarship(s) will be awarded twice per calendar year.
- Applicant Criteria
- Higher Education consists of, but is not limited to College, University, Trade School, Apprenticeship, GED, Certification, License.
- A burn survivor with at least 1 year of attendance at Hoosier Burn Camp, Inc. Stronger consideration to applicants with longer tenure, especially those who have participated in the C.I.L.T. program (Camper in Leadership Training).
- In good standing academically currently. Consideration will be given to applicants who have shown effort during their last education period. Applicant can also apply both application terms. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet received application grant money.
- Access the Scholarship Application on the Resources page.
- MCAxe and the Firecrew is now a program of Hoosier Burn Camp! MCAxe is a band that teaches children fire prevention and safety skills through music and skits. Kasey,a black lab, also helps them to deliver their message. For more information or to book a performance visit www.mcaxeandkasey.com