December 29, 2014






Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation – Champ Camp

BURNFOUNDATIONThe Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation derived its name and inspiration from an eight-year-old child, Alisa Ann, who was fatally burned in a common backyard barbecue accident.  Founded in 1971, the Burn Foundation works in partnership with firefighters, educators, and burn care professionals to develop innovative programs and services.  There are 1.25 million burn injuries each year in the United States. In California alone, each year 10,000 people are burned severely enough to require medical attention; 4,500 are children. The Burn Foundation's survivor assistance programs are designed to relieve emotional suffering, create opportunities for socializing, and help build the skills necessary to cope in a society that highly values physical appearance.

champcampChamp Camp is a weeklong residential summer camp experience that provides a supportive atmosphere in which a child can feel at ease and have fun.  The camp is available to all young burn survivors in California ages 5-16 (with a special Counselor-In-Training program for survivors ages 17-20).  Camp is held the third week in June.  Transportation is provided from anywhere in California.