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P.O Box 97164
Manukau City, Auckland
New Zealand

(09) 270 0640

Burn Support Group Charitable Trust aim to support and assist people with burn injuries by:

Visiting patients and their families in Middlemore Hospital.

Improving patient care through the funding of equipment to help burn patients, over and above that funded by the health service.

Fostering the sharing of information between burn survivors, their families, health professionals and other interested parties.

Offering to accompany and support children who have burn injuries when they return to school.

Providing opportunities for mutual support for burn survivors, such as workshops and our annual Burn Support Children’s camp for 7-18 year olds.

We are an Auckland group, but also provide support for individuals from across New Zealand whom we come into contact with during hospital visiting. We provide patient information packs, and can ‘buddy’ individuals up with others who have had burn injuries. Children from all over NZ can attend the annual camp Awhi.

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Camp Awhi

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Friday 19 January to Tuesday 23 January 2018

Camp Awhi is a national camp for NZ children aged 7-17 years old, that are burn survivors. Awhi means to embrace and cherish. Our aim is to provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for everyone, to meet and share experiences. It is 5 days of enjoyment, encouragement, inspiration and togetherness.

We encourage physical and social activities to develop self worth and confidence. Activities are designed to develop new skills, enhance campers current skills help campers overcome anxieties and to take home what they have learnt and incorporate it into their everyday life.

What is Camp Awhi?

Camp is a 5 day, sleep-away experience for children ages 7-17 who have had a burn injury. It is an opportunity for children to have fun, learn life skills, meet other burn survivors and share their stories. Although Camp Awhi campers are of varying ages, activities and groups are tailored towards each camper’s developmental needs.

How much does it cost?

NOTHING! Camp is FREE for campers.  The Burn Support Group fundraise all year round to be able to cover the whole cost of camp. 


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and post to: PO Box 97164, Manukau, Auckland 2241


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(Click on the images below to view)

'AUCKLAND NOW' 07.02.2016

'Time and Place: Burns camp - A week to remember'

Camp Awhi 2016

Camp Awhi featured in 'SEVEN SHARP'


A Video Snippet of Camp Awhi 2016

By Nikki Boucher

'STUFF' 29.01.2016

'Burned Children build confidence through sharing scars'

Father and Son, Dom and Brayden at Camp Awhi 2016

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Lakewood Lodge - Huntly

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January 24th 2013 we were off on the bus and ready for our adventure at Lakewood Lodge in Huntly.  It was so good seeing everyone again and having some new faces to welcome into our little family.  We arrived early morning and got straight into activities after morning tea.

Activities included Horse Games, Kayaking, 11m Climbing Wall, Archery, 130m Twin Flying Foxes, Low Ropes Challenge, Frisbee Golf plus and much more. The children were amazing with all the activities, giving everything a go and seeing their little faces light up when they had achieved something is what this camp is all about.

On Saturday we had our board members arrive for the day, it was so nice for everyone to get to meet each other and see what camp is all about. 

The parents who were on camp with us got to experience an adult support group and the children had a separate one run by our Patrons, Alan and Delwyn Breslau. Delwyn is the founder of the Burn Support Charitable Trust Inc and married to Alan who is the founder of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.

Monday came around very fast and it was time to pack up and go home. I can’t wait to see all our little children a year older and most probably taller than me. Until next year ….

Camp Mumma XX