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 […]

Day at the State Fair (Springfield) – Volunteer Opportunity

Each year, nearly 50 volunteers join Camp I Am Me at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield to manage the Fire Service Tent and provide fire prevention education to fair-goers. The tent allows kids and adults to climb on fire engines and slide down firepoles while also receiving educational material on fire safety through various stations 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 (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)

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, includes gourmet lunch, networking opportunities, and a keynote presentation. The program also highlights and honors those across Illinois who have gone above and beyond […]

Strive to Thrive: Young Adult Retreat (Mt. Carroll)

An engaging weekend for young adults ages 18-22 who have experienced injuries from burns. At Strive to Thrive, young adults will have the opportunity to build their self-esteem as they focus on the next stage of their lives. We will have open conversations about what adulthood may be like, and the challenges faced by any […]

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 […]