Blog: Camp

Growth After Burn Recovery: Lyla’s Story

Posted April 5, 2023 in Camp

At just two years old, Lyla suffered significant burn injuries after a metal coffee urn spilled over her at a church event, scalding 26% of her body. Lyla was rushed to the nearest hospital. Her condition was stabilized before being transferred to UPMC Mercy Burn Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the care and support […]


Burn Prevention Network Unveils New Camp Susquehanna Logo

Posted March 16, 2023 in Camp

Burn Prevention Network (BPN) is excited to announce a new logo for their summer camp, Camp Susquehanna. The new logo is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic;  it highlights the program’s connection to BPN and honors its history with components of the previous one. The logo’s refresh leans into the future of Camp Susquehanna and emphasizes its […]


The Life-Changing Bonds of Camp Susquehanna 

Posted December 13, 2022 in Camp

Camp Susquehanna, a free sleepaway summer camp for children ages 7-17 who have had a burn injury, is made possible by our generous donors and sponsors each year.  Campers of all ability and function levels can have fun, learn life skills, and meet other burn survivors. Our camp session from the summer of 2022 forged […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Moe & Michelle

Posted November 7, 2022 in Camp

Michelle and Moe Scales make up Burn Prevention Network’s power couple of super volunteers for Camp Susquehanna. With a combined 17 years of experience volunteering at Camp Susquehanna, Michelle, an outpatient burn recovery nurse, and Moe, an administrative partner for The Lehigh Valley Regional Burn Center, are passionate about supporting burn survivors in and outside […]


The Crisis Relief Canines of Camp Susquehanna

Posted September 8, 2022 in Camp, Program

This year, Burn Prevention Network invited the National Crisis Response Canines back to Camp Susquehanna for the seventh summer in a row. National Crisis Response Canines is a nonprofit organization that trains and certifies canine-handler teams to work in crisis environments and identify/provide comfort to those affected by trauma or emotional distress. Burn injuries leave […]


Food Insecurity at Camp Susquehanna

Posted August 19, 2022 in Camp, Program

At Burn Prevention Network, we are dedicated to providing assistance of all kinds to burn survivors… even after recovery. Our summer sleep-away program, Camp Susquehanna, is for youth from across the state of Pennsylvania to come and meet other burn survivors, participate in activities geared toward teaching them new life skills, and, most importantly, have […]


Getting Back to Camp: A Long-Awaited Return to Camp Susquehanna

Posted August 19, 2022 in Camp, Program

For 28 years, Burn Prevention Network’s (BPN) summer sleepaway camp, Camp Susquehanna, has helped young burn survivors ages seven to seventeen gain confidence, build relationships, and learn new life skills. Campers call the experience “life-changing” and with this year’s camp being the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, campers and volunteers alike were […]


BPN Awarded $25,000 to Support Burn Survivors of All Ages

Posted July 8, 2021 in Camp, General, Prevention

The Burn Foundation, Upper Darby, PA,  announced that a grant totaling $25,000 has been awarded to The Burn Prevention Network to fund a growing number of campers expected to attend Camp Susquehanna in 2021. Camp Susquehanna is traditionally a five day sleep-away experience for children ages 7-17 who have survived a burn injury. Due to […]


Springfest 2021: Building Community, Creativity, and Confidence among Young Burn Survivors

Posted May 5, 2021 in Camp, General

In such an uncertain time, how does virtual camp engage and transform lives? On Tuesday, April 27th, campers and volunteers logged onto Zoom for another action-packed virtual camp experience, Springfest. Springfest is an initiative of our Camp Susquehanna program, which is a fun and safe environment for young burn survivors to make friends and memories […]


Donor Spotlight: Fox & Roach Trident Charities

Posted March 2, 2021 in Camp, General

Thanks to the generosity of the Macungie branch of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, a tenant of Fox & Roach Trident Charities, we are able to continue our program delivery throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Their charitable contribution will not only improve lives, it will transform futures. Donor funds continue to allow us to support young […]