In the digital age, social media has emerged as a powerful tool for spreading awareness and promoting causes. When it comes to fire safety and burn prevention, leveraging social media platforms can have a significant impact on reaching a wider audience.
Camp I Am Me is excited to announce the dates for 2024 Summer Camp! The 33rd annual “Burn Camp” will be taking place from Sunday, June 16th to Saturday, June 22nd at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside.
Camp I Am Me, the renowned summer camp for burn survivors, is excited to announce its upcoming Winter Party. This no-cost, end-of-year event is designed to bring together current and past participants of the Summer Camp program, as well as the entire burn survivor community.
Camp I Am Me sent two survivors and one caregiver to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors World Burn Congress which took place at National Harbor in Maryland, just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. from October 4-8.
Camper Tayvon and I had the incredible opportunity to attend a burn camp organized by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). It was a week filled with amazing experiences, from visiting fire stations and historical landmarks in Washington, D.C., to bonding with fellow survivors and exploring new friendships.
Camp I Am Me by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance honored several fire safety and prevention advocates at the 82nd annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon on October 12th. The event, which took place in Woodridge, included award presentations to the Arlington Heights Fire Department, Niles Fire Department, Carm Welsh of the Beecher Fire Protection District, and Commissioner Annette Nance-Holt of the Chicago Fire Department.
Camp I Am Me programs and events cannot succeed without the support of so many dedicated volunteers and groups. The priceless contributions provided have allowed the organization to support those affected by burn-related injuries for more than 30 years. To acknowledge these deserving individuals and groups for their volunteerism and service with Camp I Am Me, “Above & Beyond” Volunteer Award nominations are received throughout the year
The Project was initially presented verbally to educate the students of risks of fires and how to prevent them. Now years later and with the help of the Decatur community, Millikin University, Camp I Am Me, and the State Fire Marshals Office, this initiative is continuing to supply students with free fire safety equipment – including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and even escape ladders.
Even though the 33rd annual Summer Camp will not be taking place until June of 2024, Camp I Am Me is already beginning to prepare for the signature event. Camp I Am Me’s Summer Camp is Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors which provides a special and unforgettable one-week experience for approximately 60 children a year.
2023 recipient of the Caper Brown memorial scholarship, Jesseka Boyer is a long-time burn survivor and high school cheerleader and track athlete. At just the age of one, she was left near a fire by a babysitter and curiously wanted to touch it. Her injuries resulted in the need for three emergency surgeries over the span of a month at the Madison, Wisconsin burn center…