Why we do what we do…
Click below to read this moving story which ran on the cover of the August 2019 Boston Sunday Globe: “The little girl stands in a clearing in the woods, her chin tucked to her chest, her gaze cast down on the sun-dappled forest floor. Beside her, her camp counselor leans close to see her face, searching for the words to ease the child’s fear. The girl is named Nevaeh, heaven spelled backwards…”
Respite and Rebirth: A Summer Camp Story
ABOUT ARTHUR C. LUF CHILDREN’S BURN CAMP
Starting in 2019, AngelRide supports the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, operated by The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation.
The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is a safe, natural outdoor environment for kids ages 8 to 18 from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries. All campers attend free of charge. All counselors are volunteers.
You will see Camp counselors and CBCF Board members joining in AngelRide as participants, volunteers and Team Leaders!
The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is staffed by volunteers – firefighters, emergency and burn care professionals, health care professionals, caring adults and adult burn survivors – all giving their time, talents and love to ensure the campers are “free to just be a kid“. Freedom comes in many forms: no one is staring, no one is asking what happened. Freedom to have courage, regain strength and be accepted are witnessed every day. By providing custom-made items like a bow stand at the Archery Range, a custom fit harness at the Ropes Course, an altered fishing reel at the Lakefront or a fork with a modified handle at the Mess Hall, every child has the freedom to participate in every activity regardless of the degree of their injuries.
Meeting and forming lasting relationships with counselors who are adult burn survivors and especially children who have been through the same type of trauma and recovery, play a significant and sustaining role in the children’s physical and emotional healing.
Because of the dedication and efforts of participants, donors and sponsors the AngelRide family is proud to play a role in enriching the lives of young burn survivors. It’s all about the kids!