BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 40 special guests are enjoying everything from karaoke to arts and crafts at Baton Rouge General’s Camp Catahoula.
Those special guests are pediatric burn survivors and they are all currently enjoying a week-long camp for free.
The camp is in Lawrence, Miss. and it is made possible through the efforts of BRG, Baton Rouge Fire Department, Louisiana State Police, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Brothers Keepers.
Along with all of the fun and games, campers will be able to talk about their experiences as burn survivors.
“It is rewarding to see the campers’ excitement as they interact with other children recovering from burn injuries,” said Dr. Tracee Short, burn surgeon and medical director of BRG’s Regional Burn Center. “To feel supported and comfortable around other burn survivors who have faced the same trauma and who carry similar scars truly aids in their emotional healing.”
BRG’s Regional Burn Center has been around for 52 years.