Camp “I Am Me” Blog – Sunday, June 20th

What a fantastic start to the 30th gathering of young burn survivors from across the state and beyond. Campers began arriving this afternoon, and after some heartfelt reunions, we quickly jumped back into some favorite camp traditions!

Group of IFSA Campers posing for a photo

Theme of the Day

You Are Our Superhero” Day

Events & Activities

Warm Welcomes, Great Jams, Old Friends Reunited, Self-Expressive Posing, Bingo, Camp Songs, Secret Handshakes, Uno, Father’s Day Presentation, Fishing, Pool Swimming + Swim Tests, Campfires & S’mores.


Campers arrived after lunchtime today! For dinner: Tacos, spanish rice, beans, steak & potato/corn chowder soup, brownies. For the evening snack, Italian ice.


Overall the weather held out for our camper arrivals! Some rain on and off throughout the day, but not until everyone had arrived safely and found their cabins! Comfortable!

Big Thank You’s!

To our volunteers who are joining us for the whole week, our logistics team for running our supplies, the Camp Duncan staff, Motorola, Alsip FD, Terry Ford and Nicki, Chicago FD, Rockford FD, Oak Forest FD, Texas Roadhouse, Lake Zurich FD, Jewel Osco, Promos 911, GiveNKind, Wheeling Firefighters, Station House Stitchers, Toy Box Connection, Culligan of Wheeling, Anixter Inc., Snugglewood Firewood, Wauconda FD.

To view all of the camp photographs from today, visit the IFSA Facebook page – And if you haven’t already, “Like” us!