2023 Camp I Am Me License Plates (Statewide) – Fundraiser

The 2023 Camp I Am Me license plates are now available for $40.00 per set. $28.00 of each order will be recorded as a donation in support of the Camp I Am Me support programs. This year's design was created by camper Chloe, as she drew the image at last year's Camp I Am Me Summer Camp. These are truly a unique and one-of-a-kind purchase to help support Camp I Am Me!

World Burn Congress Scholarship Application Deadline

The Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together more than 900 burn survivors, their families, care givers, burn care professionals, and firefighters. It is a forum for encouraging and facilitating the sharing of stories, providing support and increasing knowledge of burn recovery. For many it is the first opportunity to meet […]

2023 Illinois Community Risk Reduction Conference (Chicago)

The Illinois Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Taskforce's mission is to promote the importance of risk reduction in Illinois by inspiring community ownership and providing coordinated resources. Camp I Am Me serves as a member on the statewide taskforce. To learn more about the Taskforce, the conference, and to register, click here.  

Adult Survivor Support Group: Mental Health & Healing (virtual)

In an effort to build off of in-person programs that are held throughout the year, Camp I Am Me's virtual support group sessions allow adults to come together in a safe and accepting environment where they can feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Engage with other adult burn survivors and caregivers of survivors during live virtual […]

Adult Survivor Support Group: Mindful Breathing (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 […]

Young Adult Summit & Adult Retreat Application Deadline (Cambria, CA)

Since 2013, Camp I Am Me has been providing various programming opportunities to prepare and assist participants for the challenges ahead of them not only as burn survivors, but as adults. Through partnerships with other like-minded nonprofit organizations, survivors from Illinois have the opportunity to receive support through programs that are held across the country. […]

Pages of Healing Book Club

Self-compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself. Instead of just ignoring your pain with a “stiff upper lip” mentality, you stop to tell yourself “this is really difficult right now,” how can I comfort and care for myself in this moment?

2024 Summer Camp Request to Volunteer Deadline

Requests to volunteer for the full week (8 days) of 2024’s Summer Camp Saturday, June 15 – Saturday, June 22, 2024 Requests will be accepted for 2024’s camp through February 2, 2024. Those who submit, will receive additional information after that time. Questions about what a cabin counselor at a week of 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 […]

Family Day at the Windy City Bulls (Hoffman Estates)

The Camp I Am Me Family Day events are no-cost support programs available to burn survivors of all ages and their family members*. The events provide opportunities to socialize with other burn survivors – young and old, adult peer support to assist parents and caregivers, and time for families to spend with others overcoming similar […]

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.

Family Day at Ziplines Adventures (Lake Geneva, WI)

11:30am - 2:00pm Event tickets are limited to 5 per family. Please be considerate when selecting number of attendees. *** Registration Requirements & Notes *** All ziplining participants must be at least 4' tall (48 inches) and must weigh between 70-250 lbs. This is a two-hour zipline adventure in the woods. Participants are in the tree canopy […]