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Kids Gather for Annual Burn Camp

Kids Gather for Annual Burn Camp

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(KSL News) Young survivors of serious burns got together today for the annual "Burn Camp." This year, 31 kids between 6 and 12 years old attended "Camp Nah-Nah-Mah" for four days in Millcreek Canyon.

All have been treated for burns at the University of Utah burn clinic. Today they had a carnival with games and a big steak fry.

Camper Nichon said, "This is my fifth year and I like to swim and rock climb and horseback ride."

Camper Madisen said, "One thing we do is go canoeing and sometimes tip the boat and stuff, and it's so fun. Then we go swimming."

The kids learn safety tips so they can help others keep from being burned. They also learn how to stand up to other kids who make fun of their burns, something parents really appreciate.

Camp director Brad Wiggins said, "I don't know what you did for my child during those three days or four days, but it's been an incredible opportunity. And they seem like they're much different, they're coping with their injuries different, they're focusing on other things besides their burns."

The Professional Firefighters of Utah sponsor the camp.

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