Burn Survivors Camps

two boys playing at Camp Phoenix's summer camp for children who have suffered burns

Rising from the Ashes

Life after a fire is excruciatingly painful, alienating and complicated. From spending long days in recovery to coping with emotional distress, burn survivors have a long road ahead of them. It's difficult enough for an adult, but even more so for a child.

That's why we've partnered with the MetroHealth Medical Center Burn Unit and local firefighters to create Camp Phoenix – a place where children 5-16 can come and just be kids.

We're able to offer FREE open enrollment to all the young burn survivors in Northeast Ohio thanks to the funds earned from our aluminum can recycling program and community donations. With your help, these children can experience the joys of camp and meet other burn survivors just like them.

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About Camp Phoenix

Creating lifelong friends is easy at the accredited Camp Cheerful, located in Strongsville, OH. Our campers will enjoy a number of activities such as field trips, swimming, horseback riding, crafts and more, curated by ACBC's screened volunteers, local firefighters and their families. Together, we give these children the opportunity to soar.

Many of our young survivors come from families who have been severely impacted by recent events, and we never want a child to be left out because they didn't have the resources. Funds donated to ACBC ensure they have the transportation, lodging, clothing, sleeping bags — anything they could possibly need for their time at Camp Phoenix.

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Camp Connections for Life

Our 30+ years of running Camp Phoenix has brought confidence and independence to those who needed it most. Past campers return annually to become camp counselors and volunteers. By sharing their stories, the prove that it is possible to thrive after a fire. The camp's secure environment provides an atmosphere to promote interaction and help the children to better cope with their injuries.
Group of kids and volunteers standing by an ice sculpture at an outing from Camp Phoenix
kids doing crafts at ACBC's Camp Phoenix for burn victims
group of childhood burn survivors at an outing to Chicago
group of childhood burn survivors and volunteers at a greenhouse outing from ACBC's Camp Phoenix
group of childhood burn survivors at a greenhouse outing from ACBC's Camp Phoenix
Children who suffered burns playing Uno at ACBC's summer camp
group of childhood burn survivors and volunteers playing games at Camp Phoenix
three childhood burn survivors fishing at camp
three girls and a volunteer at Camp Phoenix, sponsored by ACBC
two boys laughing together at Camp Phoenix for burn victims
burn survivor fishing at Camp Phoenix

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