Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society to Sponsor Weekend Retreat for Burn Survivors.

For over the past year the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, the Nova Scotia Office of the Fire Marshall, and staff from both the Burn Units of the I.W.K. Grace Health Centre, and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre have been discussing the idea of sponsoring a summer camp for burn survivors. Much thought and discussion has gone into this, with the primary purpose being to provide an opportunity for previous burn patients to come together on a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy some time together. Experienced burn unit staff will also be present to assist in a variety of ways.

This weekend retreat will be open to participants from age seven to adult. A burn injury can be one of the most devastating and traumatic experiences a human being can go through. We feel this would be a rather unique opportunity for people of all ages to come together and share their experiences.

Arrangements have been made at one of Nova Scotia's unique summer experiences......Sherbrooke Village. For the weekend of August 14, 15 and 16, 1998, camp participants will be able to relax in this lovely setting on the St. Mary's River and go back in time to what life was like many years ago. They can spend the morning in "period" costume and the afternoon swimming, or other outdoor activities. We plan to end the weekend with a family picnic.

If you would like more information about this weekend retreat, or know of someone who would be able to benefit from this camp, please contact the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society at 1-902-835-0166, or call a toll free number that has been setup, 1-800-559-3473. When you call, your name and number will be taken and the message will be directed to the appropriate person. Your call will be returned.

At the present time we have approximately 20 people registered, from ages 7 to 82, and still have room for a few more. There will be no cost to any camp participant as all expense will be paid for by the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.