Featured Charity - The Children’s Burn Foundation
The Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of children who have suffered severe burn injuries. Made up of representatives from local fire service organizations, hospitals, and businesses, Children’s Burn Foundation provides special programs which focus on assisting children and their families in rehabilitation, social adjustment, and motivation to facilitate mainstreaming them back into society as productive people. The life of a child who has suffered a severe burn injury is changed from the moment the fire occurs. The psychological impact on a burned child is often more painful than the physical injury itself.
The main program of the Children’s Burn Foundation is the annual Burn Camp called Camp Tequesta. This special camp is a place where burned children can gather together for a few days and forget that they look different; a place where they can develop new friendships and realize that others have had similar experiences.
During their time at the camp, the children will take part in a variety of scheduled activities such as swimming, archery, arts and crafts, canoeing, rappelling, and dancing to a live D.J. and team challenges! Each activity allows the children time to interact with each other and their burn buddies while having the time of their lives. The camp often includes special guests, many of whom have also suffered traumatic burn injuries. These inspirational guests offer guidance and encouragement to the children who may feel that there is little hope for a happy and productive life.
A big part of the success of Burn Camp is the countless hours and services donated by many, many wonderful volunteers, contributors, and supporters of our program. Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida is operated 100% by volunteers. There is no paid staff.