Young burn survivors head out to annual burn camp


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – it was a beautiful sight of unity and friendship today at Camp Tracy up Millcreek Canyon.

It’s the University of Utah Burn Center’s annual ‘Camp Nah Nah Mah’. The special program is for kids aged 6 to 12 who have been burned.

It’s an opportunity for them to meet others who have gone through the same physical scarring. More importantly it’s a time for them to lift each other and be reminded that they can live normal lives.

Psychosocial Coordinator, Kristen Quinn, says, “for some of the parents they almost by the time they leave the burn unit 3,4,5,6 months later it’s like they just want to bubble wrap their kids up and keep them safe and we’re sticking them on the climbing wall and on horses and in the swimming pool and the kids and the parents start to learn that these guys can get back to life.”

‘Camp Nah Nah Mah’ is just for young burn survivors but the burn camp program offers activities for teen and adult survivors as well.

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