Camp Phoenix is for children and youth aged 6 to 16, who have been patients in the Children’s Hospital burn unit. Every year between 30 and 40 children and youth from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut, attend Camp Phoenix. The camp is fully funded by the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund, is coordinated and staffed by Momenta with support from an Occupational Therapist that works with the campers in the hospital setting. Each year volunteers attend the camp to provide additional support, volunteers include camp alumni, firefighters, burn survivors, health and education professionals. Camp Phoenix is one of the longest running camps in North America of its kind and provides an environment for children to be themselves and talk with other burn survivors about their experiences.
For more information about Camp Phoenix, please contact…
Lise Brown, 204.250.8749
Lisa Forbes-Duchart, 204.787.3164
Ed Davidson, 204.254.3619
Sarah Jane Milne, 204.787.1519
Martin Johnson, 204.222.1574
Burn Camp 2017
This year we had 20 children 6 – 16 years of age from throughout Manitoba, NW Ontario and Nunavut. All had been patients in the Firefighters Burn Fund Burn Unit. Camp is one way they get to socialize and grow accustomed to be with others in a setting where no one challenges where, how or why they have burn scars.