Each year, California Job’s Daughters has a community project that we raise funds, assemble items, volunteer at, or generally support. We call this a philanthropic project. It’s our opportunity to give back to our communities, sometimes local and sometimes around the nation. They change yearly, and have included amazing organizations such as Canine Companions for Independence, Direct Relief, Freedom Dogs and more. Check out our past projects to find out more about the different organizations we’ve given back to, or to get involved with those organizations.
This year’s philanthropic project is Champ Camp
Champ Camp is a program sponsored each year by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (www.aarbf.org) for young California burn survivors. The camp is held at the Wonder Valley Ranch resort located in the foothills of Kings Canyon National Park near Pine Flat Lake. Champ Camp gives burn survivors from the ages of 5 to 17 an opportunity to enjoy a weeklong outing in the Western Sierra’s.
Recovery from burn injuries requires both time and special medical attention from doctors and medical staff with training and experience particular to burn treatment and rehabilitation. Anyone that has suffered a severe burn, especially one that requires a skin graft, is well acquainted with the difficulty of enduring such an experience. Without the medical staff and support that Champ Camp provides it would be difficult if not impossible for many of the young burn survivors to attend and participate in the activities of Champ Camp or anything like it. Champ Camp is fully staffed for the week of activities by medical doctors, nurses, and program staff. Champ Camp’s staff also includes many volunteers, and counselors –who are burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors and fire fighters. With this support the focus of Champ camp is for the burn survivors to have fun
and just be kids.
Champ Camp provides a safe environment, away from medical procedures and financial hardships. Champ Camp provides a wide variety of activities including fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, nights at campfire, a dance, and other team building activities all designed to give burn survivors a chance to play, learn, grow, build self-confidence, and make new friends.
For additional information, check out their website: www.aarbf.org
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