The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp is a safe, natural, outdoor environment for kids 8 to 18 from around the world who have survived life-altering burn injuries.
Camp Dates: JULY 21-28, 2024
This year’s camp will be help at Deer Lake Camp in Killingworth, CT!
Since 2019 AngelRide, an annual charity bicycle event, has continuously gifted funds to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp helping young burn survivors recover physically and emotionally!
Join AngelRiders of all ages and abilities for the 21st AngelRide on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Pedal a Metric Century 62 miles, 40 miles, 10 miles, or join in our multi-age fun Halo AngelRide! Enjoy the summer solstice with us and help kids heal!
Start and Finish at Thimble Island Brewing Company in Branford, CT!
WELCOMING Tara Sullivan-Colon
Please help us welcome to the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation Family: Ms. Tara Sullivan–Colon. Ms. Colon comes from a proud line of firefighters from her father to her husband Ralph “Ickie” Colon, both from the New Haven FD.
Skilled in administrative situations and foundations, Mrs. Colon is excited to contribute to the legacy of the CBCF and give to the children and our mission. Her role will be that of foundation administration and will be the front of the foundation to help us through all events and day to day operation of the foundation. Welcome!!!
‘I’ve never seen anybody like me’:
Childhood burn survivors embrace their scars at summer camp
The little girl stands in a clearing in the woods, her chin tucked to her chest, her gaze cast down on the sun-dappled forest floor. Beside her, her camp counselor leans close to see her face, searching for the words to ease the child’s fear.
The girl is named Nevaeh, heaven spelled backwards. This is her third day at summer camp. Here on the ropes course this flawless July morning, she watches as one by one, the other four campers in her group all brave the “swing shot.” Each is pulled high into the trees by a line clipped to her back, then soars forward in a wide arc across the clearing. Now her turn has come, and Nevaeh is paralyzed, unable to move or even meet her counselor’s eyes.
Why Donate to The Connecticut Burns Care Foundation?
We are the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp.
We provide financial aid to existing burn care units.
We promote the education of public and professional personnel for burn care treatment.
We promote burn prevention.
We promote financial aid for research on burn care.
We carry on any and all other matters as may relate to burn care.