Blog: CampProgramVolunteer

Volunteer Highlight: The Woelkers Family

Posted January 22, 2024 in Camp, Program, Volunteer

Meet the Woelkers Family, where volunteering is a cherished tradition! Mickey and Leo Woelkers have been dedicated volunteers at Camp Susquehanna for many years. Leo, affectionately known as our “Chauffeur,” and Mickey, an integral part of our Fun Squad, imparting knowledge in our science sessions. Leo also serves as a valuable member of the BPN […]


You Meet the Bravest People at Camp Susquehanna: Elliye and Miles’ Story

Posted October 19, 2023 in Camp

Courage is something that lives in our hearts, not in our minds. If you want proof, talk to Elliye and Miles, two siblings who literally walked through fire to save others. Their story reveals an extraordinary capacity within the human spirit to manifest courage almost beyond comprehension. On the night of January 12th, 2022, their […]


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 […]