BATTLE GROUND — More than 70 young burn survivors are attending a special camp this week in Indiana.
Survivors between the ages of 8 to 18 get to go to the Hoosier Burn Camp at Battle Ground, near Lafayette.
Executive director Mark Koopman says the week at camp gives kids a break from the stares and questions they can get in day-to-day life. He says they get to go to an atmosphere where their scars are normal, where the other kids have had similar experiences, and for a week they can be "just one of the kids."
The week includes traditional camp activities and programs that build self-esteem and friendships.
The Hoosier Burn Camp is supported entirely by donations, which allow campers to attend at no cost to their families.