In 2014, St Florian Fire & Burn Foundation partnered with the University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center to host the First Annual Family Burn Camp! This has been a dream in the making, to provide support for not just the burn survivor, but the entire family!!!!
Burn survivors and their families gathered at Camp Foster YMCA in Spirit Lake over Labor Day weekend to participate in the first Family Burn Camp in Iowa. Family Burn Camp was inaugurated to provide an opportunity for survivors and their families to spend time together in a supportive environment in order to build relationships, encourage one another – and have fun!
The inaugural Family Burn Camp was held in conjunction with Camp Foster’s Annual Labor Day Family Camp. This followed the model of Miracle Burn Camp, integrating burn survivor families with families who have not felt the impact of a burn injury. Burn Camp families were able to participate in the organized activities around camp and also spend time together as a group, sharing their stories and supporting one another. While all of the survivors participating this year were burn camp age or younger, in the future we would like to include burn survivors of all ages.
In 2015, Family Burn Camp was held at Camp Wapsie and was a huge success!
Family Burn Camp was held in 2016 at Camp Foster and was also a huge success!
Family Burn Camp 2017 will be held August 18-20, returning to Camp Foster. If you and your family are interested in attending, please contact Nancy Johnson by or .