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.
Camp I Am Me has been providing a scholarship opportunity to burn survivors and their family members from Illinois for numerous years. The scholarship covers the costs involved in participating in the four-day conference including conference registration fees, travel accommodations to and from the event, and lodging.
After four years in the making, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance served as host to the International Association of Burn Camps 15th Workshop. The conference was held at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca and welcomed over 70 burn camp professionals, volunteers, and burn survivors from 18 burn camps across the country for networking, education, and comradery.