HOPE THROUGH COMMUNITY
Since its formation, the mission of the Burn Survivors Foundation has been and will continue to be to improve the lives of all burn survivors, their families, and caregivers.
The Burn Survivors Foundation provides affordable, educational, and outdoor recreational activities that foster a feeling of love and fellowship. The Burn Survivors Foundation will continue to provide a future for all through hope.
Camp Holiday Trails
400 Holiday Trails Lane
The Central Virginia Burn Camp is a free of charge, week-long summer camp dedicated to providing a special, fun and safe experience for children with burn injuries. This camp offers the chance for these children to enjoy fun summer activities with others who have gone through a similar experience as they have.
The Camp’s positive and supportive environment helps to foster a sense of self-confidence, increases self-esteem, and allows the children to realize they are not alone with their burn scars.
The camp is situated on 75 acres of wooded land at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The camp is approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles west of Richmond.
Campers and staff sleep in large, air-conditioned cabins with bathrooms and showers.
Our camp event runs for a full week each summer, generally in mid-June. Please call or see our web site for this year’s camp dates.
Specializes in children ages 7 – 17 that have been hospitalized for burn injuries.
PO Box 26326
Richmond, VA, 23260
The Foundation’s main efforts surround raising funds for programs that support burn survivors and prevent burns. This fundraising helps to meet the mission of providing burn prevention education and assisting burn victims through collaboration with area fire departments, healthcare institutions, and other community partners with interests in reducing burn injuries. Through these partnerships, the following are some of the Foundation’s accomplishments:
• Support for the Evans-Haynes Burn Center
• Purchase of a new burn shower
• Annual funding for burn physician fellowship
• Funding for staff training and ABA Conference attendance
• Burn Survivor Sunday sponsor
• Funding for remodeling of a waiting room, children’s toy room, and conference room
Another important focus, of efforts, is ongoing sponsorship of the Central Virginia Burn Camp. Held in in Charlottesville, Virginia, the camp is free to all participants. This camp gives juvenile burn survivors an opportunity to gather with peer survivors and to share similar memories and stories of survival. The Foundation has provided financial support, camp T-shirts and coats, food and cooks for the camp, and transportation. For many of these children, this is the only opportunity in which they can bond and have fun with a group of peer burn survivors.