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Champ Camp

Champ Camp 2016 dates are June 11th-18th. Mark your calendars!

Champ Camp is a week-long, residential summer camp experience for child burn survivors ages 5-17, who have been treated at California hospitals or are current residents of California. Each year, approximately 130 children attend this week long summer camp at Wonder Valley in Sanger, California.

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and it is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors – many of whom are also burn unit nurses, burn doctors, adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoing, archery, water slides, camp fire, a dance, and team building activities. The main focus of camp is for burn survivors to have fun and just be kids away from medical procedures and financial hardships.  Camp provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and make new friends.

Camper Forms

Send completed forms by email, fax, or regular mail.

  • Email: Daniel Chacon
  • Fax: (818) 848-0296
  • Mail: Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF)
    50 N. Hill Avenue, Suite 305, Pasadena, CA 91106

Champ Camp Application
Spanish Champ Camp Application

Champ Camp Rafting Form
  1. Angel Flight Release Form
  2. Angel Flight Medical Form
Champ Camp Paintball Release Form

Buckaroos (child survivors ages 5-7) watch a demonstration during ‘superhero training’ at Champ Camp.

Preparing for Champ Camp

Departure Times to Champ Camp

Arrival Times from Champ Camp


For more information on attending Champ Camp or how to volunteer, please contact Daniel "Apollo" Chacon by email at


Counselor Forms



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