Camp I Am Me Seeking Volunteers to Make a Difference in Young Survivors’ Lives

The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s signature program, Camp “I Am Me,” provides a special and unforgettable one-week camp experience for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns. 2022’s camp will represent the 31st year of Illinois’ camp for young burn survivors and the IFSA is looking for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to help during the entire week of camp – in the cabins, at the various activities, and having just as great of an experience as each of the 70 campers!

The IFSA’s camp provides the setting for child burn survivors to share their common experiences while being able to play and not feel self-conscious about their scars. The benefits to the campers – physical, psychological, and emotional, all begins with the tremendous volunteer staff during this one special week of the year.

Though the 2022 dates have not yet been set, Camp “I Am Me” has historically started the third Sunday of June and concludes the following Saturday. The program takes place at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois, located in northern Lake County. Volunteers must be 21 years of age at the time of camp to participate, must be able to stay at camp the entire week, and participate in camp’s Staff Professional Development Day, which will take place in February in Rolling Meadows. Get additional details and complete the Request to Volunteer Form.