BENEFITING: CONNECTICUT BURNS CARE FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2018
The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp became a reality in 1991 after many years and hours of dedication and planning by our late President and Founder, Arthur C. Luf. Located in Union, Connecticut on the Massachusetts line near Sturbridge, MA, it is set on 176 acres with its own pond for swimming and boating. A beautiful setting in the woods of Connecticut.
All children attend free of charge. All expenses for lodging, meals, arts/crafts, activities and programs are paid for by the Foundation.
Most of these children have never seen a campground or enjoyed an overnight camp-out, let alone the many other camp activities which include camp fires, hiking, fishing, archery, boating, and a challenging ropes course.
Active and retired firefighters from Fire Departments along the East Coast, medical personnel trained in treating burns, burn survivors, and caring individuals help round out the team of counselors for the children. All counselors serve on a volunteer basis.
The campers come from all over with children from throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Florida, Puerto Rico and from other countries like Russia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Peru, Croatia, and Vietnam. We turn no child away.
I was a camper here myself from 1991 to 1997, and I have been a counselor since 2008. It means so much to these children, and it makes such a positive change in their lives - I can speak from experience. I developed a feeling of self worth and confidence to go out into the world. I would never want a child to denied the experience that I was so lucky to have. It changed my life, and it continues to every year I can go and help. I am hoping to raise 1,500.00, which is the cost for one child to go to camp for the week.