Fun the Top Priority at Burn Camp

Fun the Top Priority at Burn Camp

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(KSL News) -- Fun is the top priority for a camp of young burn patients in Millcreek Canyon.

Thirty two campers ages six to twelve are attending Camp Nah-nah-mah, where counselors hope activities will help them move from being burn victims to burn survivors.

Fun the Top Priority at Burn Camp

Brad Wiggins, Camp Director: "For some kids its the first time they been in the swimming pool; for some it’s the first time they've climbed a rock wall since they've been injured. Some of things can be very difficult for your self-esteem and when you accomplish those things after you've been burned it really does a lot for emotional stability and builds a lot of self-esteem."

The theme of the camp this year is "everyday heroes" such as firemen, burn unit nurses, and physical therapists. The camp is run by the University of Utah Medical Center will continue through the week.

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