Camp Conquest is a summer camp program designed to respond to the needs of pediatric burn survivors.
Since 2001, Children’s Harbor has been able to provide our Lake Martin facility free of charge to Camp Conquest - that’s 13 summer camps full of swimming, arts and crafts, boating, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities that we’ve been able to provide for these courageous burn survivors.
When a child leaves the hospital after physically recovering from their burns, they return to their schools, friends, and families where they are often the only burn survivor. They must contend with many difficult psychological, physical, and emotional issues. Consequently, we understand the importance for children and teens to be with other kids who have experienced the same injuries and painful rehabilitation. We are so thankful for our generous donors and their continued support so that we can continue to share our facilities with such life-changing organizations as Camp Conquest.
This past year Camp Conquest was held in the Mariners' Camp section of our Lake Martin campus. Seventy-one pediatric burn victims attended this special and unforgettable summer camp experience where fun was the focus and friendships formed quickly. After camp, the children will continue on with their lives, but it will be different – they will have new friends and realize they are not the only one with a burn injury.
Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited nonprofit agency with a mission to provide a safe harbor and support to at risk children, youth, and families-keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence.
WHAT CAMPERS SAY
“Best camp ever. Had so much fun!”