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A Place to Find & Share Local Events and Resources

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The Phoenix Society Community Board is provided for local hospitals, caregivers, professionals, firefighters and other members of the burn community to share resources or events that are occuring in their community.


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Local Events and Resources


Support Group: Discussion Group

Discussion Group for Burn Survivors and their loved ones.

Join burn survivors throughout California in a safe online video chat. Facilitated by James Bosch.

For more info or questions contact: Daniel Chacon (415) 495-7223 x 18 or dchacon@aarbf.org


Kids: Champ Camp

Wonder Valley, Sanger, California

Champ Camp 2020 dates are June 6-13. Mark your calendars!

Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp experience for child burn survivors ages 5-17, who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California.

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and it is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors – many of whom are also burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities. The main focus of camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships.  Camp provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and make new friends.

Champ Camp is sponsored by Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, California.


Support Group: "Burn Survivors Connect"

Where: Tampa General Hospital in room R201, Tampa, FL

When:  Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm

Burn Survivors Connect is a peer support group for burn survivors, their family members, and healthcare professionals. This group meets monthly for guest speakers, outings, and to discuss topics of interest.

For more information, you can contact Molly Morris at 813-844-3381 or mollykmorris@tgh.org. Hope to see you there!!



Support: The Getaway

When: August 31 - September 2, 2019

The Getaway is a three-day retreat in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains for burn survivors and their loved ones. Each year, approximately 120 burn survivors and their loved ones enjoy this experience over Labor Day weekend at Camp Oakhurst, in Coarsegold, California. The Getaway is open to all burn survivors who have been treated in a California hospital for their burn injuries. The Getaway’s programs, workshops and activities were created to help the burn survivor and their immediate support system grow, learn, and interact with other families who are coping with the same recovery and burn-related issues. The Getaway is an opportunity for survivors to ask questions, gain support and create a network.

For more information on attending The Getaway, please contact Margarita “Cubby” Rodriguez by email at mrodriguez@aarbf.org or by phone at (800) 242-BURN.

The Getaway Registration 


Kids - Young Adults: Surf Trip

When: September 20-22, 2019

The Central Coast Beach Adventure is open to Southern and Central California burn survivors 9-20 years old. This event typically occurs during the last weekend in September at the Morro Strand State Beach. This fun filled weekend includes camping, games, surfing, kayaking, and more!

For more information please contact Erika Corona-Mendoza at (559) 621-4016 or ecorona@aarbf.org.