Members of the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers this month went north to Lake Samish for the 29th annual Camp Phoenix summer camp, where they helped to welcome some 60 children recovering from burn injuries.
The Rotarians participated in the camp’s opening ceremonies, welcoming children from across the U.S. as they gathered for a week of friendship and activities. The camp is designed to give these children the opportunity to experience fun, find acceptance, build self-esteem, and — for one week at least — forget that they are perceived as “different.”
Camp Phoenix is sponsored by the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, a national organization based in South Everett that helps young burn survivors learn to cope with their scars, both physical and emotional.
The Daybreakers have been big supporters of the foundation since 2005 and every member who has visited Camp Phoenix over the years has shared that it was a memorable and valuable emotional experience.
If you know a child who has been seriously burned, the Daybreakers ask that you share this website with the family. www.burnedchildrenrecovery.org.