Just outside Cool Springs, Vanderbilt’s Regional Burn Center is hosting “Camp Hope,” a summer camp for pediatric burn survivors. The free camp is specifically designed for children who are overcoming unthinkable obstacles so they can engage in some of their favorite summertime activities with others who are like themselves.
Nurses, physicians, occupational and physical therapists, respiratory therapists and adult burn survivors collaborated to create a three-day camp to promote physical and emotional healing so that area children have the opportunity to attend a camp where they can learn and grow in a safe and accepting environment.
Camp Hope features such activities as: swimming, crafts, horseback riding, canoeing, nature hikes, games, team-building exercises and burn/fire education. Approximately 30 campers are expected to attend this year.
WHAT: Camp Hope, Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center’s camp for pediatric burn survivors.
WHEN: Thursday, July 29, through noon on Saturday, July 31.
WHERE: The William P. Ridley Center, located on Lion Parkway in Columbia, Tenn.
Contact Camp Hope coordinator Rebekah Lemley at (615) 477-3642 for details about camp activities each day.