Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp experience for child burn survivors ages 5-17, who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California.
Each year, approximately 130 children attend this week long summer camp at Wonder Valley in Sanger, California. Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and it is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers, and counselors – many of whom are also burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors, and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities. The main focus of the camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships. Camp provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and make new friends.