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West Penn Burn Center Holds 32nd Annual Summer Camp for Child Burn Victims

Monday, June 4, 2018

Camp Continues at 9 a.m. Monday Morning and Runs Through Wednesday Afternoon at Camp Kon-O-Kwee

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – For 31 years, the West Penn Burn Center has hosted a summer camp program for children who’ve suffered burn injuries, offering an environment of peer support that fosters emotional healing through camaraderie and fun. Camp continues today, Monday June 4 at 9 a.m. and will run through Wednesday, June 6 at Camp Kon-O-Kwee. This year, the camp’s theme ‘making magic happen,’ will be integrated throughout all activities and outings for campers. 

WHO:

  • Nearly 20 campers, ranging from ages 10 to 16 years old from Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Approximately 15 volunteers including West Penn employees and former campers
  • Linda Leonard, Director of the West Penn Burn Camp
  • Ariel Aballay, MD, Medical Director, West Penn Burn Center

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday, June 4
MORNING

  • High ropes and wall climbing
  • Canoes

AFTERNOON & EVENING

  • Magic show
  • Swimming
  • Quidditch
  • Camp fires and smores

Tuesday, June 5
MORNING

  • Team building sessions
  • Disc golf
  • Swimming

AFTERNOON & EVENING

  • Trip to the IQ escape room (campers depart at 3:15 p.m.)
  • Pirates Game

Wednesday, June 6
MORNING

  • Trail of courage (begins at 9:40 a.m.)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Volleyball

AFTERNOON

  • Qudditch Tournament (begins at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Farewell Carnival (guardians & families to join campers for festivities)
  • Campers depart between 2 and 4 p.m.

WHERE:
YMCA’s Camp Kon-O-Kwee
126 Nagel Road
Fombell, PA 16123

WHY:
Established in 1969, the West Penn Burn Center is a national leader in innovative burn care and treats more than 2,000 patients each year. The annual Burn Center summer camp is specifically designed to help children with burn injuries find confidence and belonging through events and activities which inspire fun and friendship.