THE NATIONAL CAMP FOR NZ BURN SURVIVORS
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.
APPLY TO attend CAMP AWHI as a camper OR VOLUNTEER
You can DOWNLOAD an application form (click on a button below)
and post to: PO Box 97164, Manukau, Auckland 2241
Scan and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like an application form POSTED to you please contact our office on 09 270 0640 or email email@example.com
Once we have received your completed form/s we will be in touch.
CAMP AWHI 2016
piha mill camp - auckland
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'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
'Burned Children build confidence through sharing scars'
Father and Son, Dom and Brayden at Camp Awhi 2016
camp awhi 2015
Lakewood Lodge - Huntly
CAMP AWHI 2013
LAKEWOOD LODGE - HUNTLY
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