All of us adults (like you), wait for camp all the year
Because to all of us, YOU, have each become dear
We all can’t believe how the year has just flown -
And we just cannot believe, how much you’ve all grown!
Mi Camp is where it’s at, this time of the year
With kayaks, Top Town, and heaps of fun gear
There was BMX, swimming and a great barbeque too -
A lake cruise and fishing - and an air brushed tattoo!
Yoga for adults, goodie bags for each kid
Bug spray for the mozzies - (from which we tried to get rid!)
Swimming was popular - as was the slide
Turangi firemen gave all a REALLY good ride!
Andrew and Karl, their burn stories did tell -
Inspiring each one of us - to really excel
6D cinema, and mini golf - cool memories to make . . .
and posing a great photograph, in front of the lake
Dinner at Cobb and Co was, SIMPLY great -
Spectacular cocktails - as we each cleaned our plate
De Bretts Hotel spoiled us really, - quite a lot
With a great barbeque and pools beautifully hot!
Quad bikes for the older ones proved - quite a hit
Then the talent show featured us, all doing our bit
Keep in touch with a text message, and Facebook too -
Because the good friends we make here will ALWAYS be true
Showing your scars is not always easy to do -
Just know that we’re all here, to help support you . . . .
We’ll NEVER stop people taking the time to stare
But whatever you do - you must NEVER despair!
Be proud - STAND TALL!
You came through it all -
An amazingly brave hero - YOU, truly are
And to us you’ll always be, - OUR BIG SHINING STAR!
22 January 2018
A huge thank you to our 2018 sponsors
for their generous and valued contribution
which enables the Burn Support Group
to continue providing the Annual Burn Camp.
Look out for 2019 camp details coming soon...
To the guys and girls at Turangi Fire Station, I can't thank you enough and express our gratitude for the time you spent with us at Camp...the kids had a blast and you joining in was awesome, thank you for your over and above amazing support .... how's the bumps and bruises???
Thanks Tangonui - aka Tom
Members of Turangi Fire Brigade had the great pleasure of spending two afternoons with some amazing people. The Burn Support Group Charitable Trust, Inc. held their National Camp for New Zealand Burn Survivors at Mi Camp, near Turangi. The purpose of this camp is to encourage physical and social activities to develop self worth and confidence amongst children aged 7-17 who have suffered a burn injury. It is an opportunity for children to have fun, learn life skills, meet other burn survivors and share their stories. The brigade helped by providing man power, water and bubble bath for the camps water slide for the kids to have some fun.
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, Carrie Trow xx