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.
April 1st and 2nd brought two opportunities for survivors and family members to come together for Camp I Am me Family Day events held in Rosemont and Rockford. On Saturday, the Camp I Am Me family joined in Rosemont for a Chicago Wolves game. The event, which was sponsored by 1-800-BoardUp of Rolling Meadows, Andres
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.
Since 2013, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance has been providing programs to prepare and assist participants for the challenges ahead of them not only as burn survivors, but as young adults. Through partnerships with other like-minded nonprofit organizations, survivors from Illinois have the opportunity to receive support through programs held…
Each year, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance teams up with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Foundation to send one Camp “I Am Me” camper and counselor to the International Burn Camp in Washington, D.C. Dozens of teen burn survivors from across the United States and Canada make the trip east for the one-week program led by professional fire fighters and paramedics who know the challenges these remarkable children face.
Support Camp I Am Me and look good doing so! The annual Camp I Am Me Apparel Fundraiser will take place throughout the month of June. There are 14 brand new items to choose from for both children and adults, and with multiple color options – we have what you want! Best of all, proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to supporting young burn survivors across the state!
Over the years, camp has made requests to fire departments across the state for extra FD t-shirts. These shirts are provided to campers and volunteers on the last day of camp as a special gift and a reminder of the tremendous support provided by the Illinois Fire Service. Interested departments can deliver or mail shirts to the IFSA office in Mount Prospect by June…