Adult Survivor Support Meet-Up (Evergreen Park)

Our In-Person Survivor Support Meet-ups have been created in order to allow for conversation and connection to occur. The sharing of stories is a powerful step toward healing and by being in a group setting with others with a shared experience, allowing the dialogue to flow, survivors can learn from each other and themselves. Exact meet-up location […]

Friends of Camp I Am Me Recognition Breakfast (Woodridge)

You are cordially invited to join Camp I Am Me in celebrating some of the many outstanding supporters who have made a significant difference in the organization’s mission. Those who have exemplified volunteerism in addition to our “Diamond Level” contributors from 2023 will be recognized - Come and hear all about the great work they […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Adult Survivor Support Group (virtual)

Survivor Support means bringing people together in order to help one another heal. There are many different ways to heal and we hope to encourage further discussion by learning from one another, as well as learning from guest speakers and professionals. Our Virtual Survivor Support sessions are open to adult burn survivors, care givers, first responders, and […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Adult Survivor Support Meet-Up (Lisle)

Our In-Person Survivor Support Meet-ups have been created in order to allow for conversation and connection to occur. The sharing of stories is a powerful step toward healing and by being in a group setting with others with a shared experience, allowing the dialogue to flow, survivors can learn from each other and themselves. Exact meet-up location […]

Boot Day for Burn Survivors Rally Dates (Statewide)

We ask for fire departments, organizations, companies, and others’ support and help so that we can continue to provide our yearly Summer Camp, burn survivor programs, Family Days, adult support groups, and other events and activities that help survivors to be able to say, “I am me,” despite their scars.

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship Application Deadline

The From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation (FTTTF) has an opportunity for the burn survivor community. The Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship, supported by Camp I Am Me, provides funds for those with financial need when they are accepted into an accredited post-secondary institution. Requirements This scholarship opportunity is being made available to any current or former Camp […]

Camp I Am Me Apparel Sales – Fundraiser

SAVE-THE-DATE! Whether you are looking to help celebrate Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors or just in need of some new, good-looking clothes, the Camp I Am Me Apparel Fundraiser Store will have what you need! There will be brand new items to choose from for both children and adults - we have what you […]

FD T-Shirt Donation Deadline

Over the years, Camp I Am Me has made requests to fire departments across the state for extra FD t-shirts. These shirts are provided to our young campers and volunteers on the last day of camp as a special gift and a reminder of the tremendous support provided by the Illinois Fire Service. If your […]

Summer Camp (Ingleside)

A special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. Through the generosity of donors, supporters, and volunteers, Camp I Am Me offers this summer camping opportunity at no-cost to campers; including lodging, meals, activities, and transportation to and from camp (YMCA Camp Duncan – Ingleside, IL). No other […]

Summer Camp Fun Fair (Ingleside) – Volunteer Opportunity

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm Location: YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside, IL The Camp I Am Me Summer Camp hosts an activity each year that continues to be camper favorite – Fun Fair! Presented by Johnson Controls, dozens of tents, games, and activities are set-up on the campground for everyone to enjoy. Carnival games, face […]

Summer Camp F.D. Parade (Ingleside) – Volunteer Opportunity

June 19, 2024  |  11:00am Illinois Fire Service! The Camp I Am Me Summer Camp Fire Apparatus Parade will once again be held for our campers! Supported by FSS Technologies, join us in celebrating Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors on Wednesday, June 19th and participate with more than 50 different fire service vehicles from across […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Adult Survivor Support Group (virtual)

Survivor Support means bringing people together in order to help one another heal. There are many different ways to heal and we hope to encourage further discussion by learning from one another, as well as learning from guest speakers and professionals. Our Virtual Survivor Support sessions are open to adult burn survivors, care givers, first responders, and […]

Fire Prevention Week Luncheon Award Nomination Deadline

The annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon in October includes a keynote presentation, gourmet lunch, and networking. The event also highlights and honors those who have gone above and beyond in fire safety and burn prevention, as each year Camp I Am Me receives nominations and presents awards for various categories. Each year Camp I Am Me […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Adult Survivor Support Meet-Up (Alsip)

Our In-Person Survivor Support Meet-ups have been created in order to allow for conversation and connection to occur. The sharing of stories is a powerful step toward healing and by being in a group setting with others with a shared experience, allowing the dialogue to flow, survivors can learn from each other and themselves. Exact meet-up location […]

Boot Day for Burn Survivors Rally Dates (Statewide)

We ask for fire departments, organizations, companies, and others’ support and help so that we can continue to provide our yearly Summer Camp, burn survivor programs, Family Days, adult support groups, and other events and activities that help survivors to be able to say, “I am me,” despite their scars.

Adult Survivor Support Group (virtual)

Survivor Support means bringing people together in order to help one another heal. There are many different ways to heal and we hope to encourage further discussion by learning from one another, as well as learning from guest speakers and professionals. Our Virtual Survivor Support sessions are open to adult burn survivors, care givers, first responders, and […]

83rd Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon (Woodridge)

SAVE-THE-DATE! Join hundreds of members from the fire service and beyond at the 83rd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon. The Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, presented by the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, will include a keynote presentation, gourmet lunch, networking, and a special gift for each attendee. The event also highlights and honors those who […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

We will be reading books that help us understand ourselves better, be kind to ourselves, motivate us, and give us the courage to heal in ways we may never have considered before. There is no one way to heal and no one does it the same way. The books selected will challenge us, make us revisit […]

Adult Support Group Meet-Up (Mount Prospect)

Our In-Person Survivor Support Meet-ups have been created in order to allow for conversation and connection to occur. The sharing of stories is a powerful step toward healing and by being in a group setting with others with a shared experience, allowing the dialogue to flow, survivors can learn from each other and themselves. Exact meet-up location […]

Camp I Am Me Winter Party (Woodridge)

SAVE-THE-DATE! Camp I Am Me offers this no-cost, end-of-year, family-friendly event to current and past participants of the Summer Camp program and to the entire burn survivor community. The Camp I Am Me Winter Party is taking place on Saturday, December 7th in Woodridge and will include several winter themed-activities as well as a special […]

Above & Beyond Volunteer Award Nomination Deadline

The Above and Beyond Volunteer Award was established to honor individuals and groups for their priceless contributions in volunteerism and service on behalf of Camp I Am Me. This award is presented to annually at the “Friends of Camp I Am Me Awards Celebration,” which is held in March each year. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must […]