Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Summer Burn Camp 1999

The Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshall, the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and staff from the I.W.K.  Grace Pediatric Burn Unit recently held its second annual summer burn camp from August 5th to 8th, 1999.

This years camp was held at Camp Kidston in Middle Musquoboboit, a beautiful setting encompassing 300 acres of pristine forest surrounding a crystal clear lake.

Twenty five burn survivors and their guests enjoyed four days of sunshine, swimming, canoeing, playing sports, crafts, campfires and good food.  Everyone from the children to the adults had a wonderful time and made some lasting friendships.

A few of the high lites of the camp were: a guest appearance by childrens' author Sheree Fitch, who delighted both the children and adults with her storytelling; Alexander McLennan, a Doctor of Holistic Medicine, who presented a session on natural healing and stress relief; meetings for the adults of the Nova Scotia Burn Survivors Support Group; and a barbecue that was attended by the families of the burn survivors.

A special thanks goes out to all the staff at Camp Kidston who went out of their way to ensure everyone had a great time.

Plans are already being made for next years camp.  If you know of any burn survivors, regardless of age, who would like to attend camp.  Please contact the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society at (902) 835-0166.  This camp is free of charge to any burn survivor and a guest in the Maritime Provinces