By Katie Philpott
Camp Burnt Gin is a program that helps kids with physical disabilities and special health care needs attend summer camp like other kids, and provides respite for parents and caregivers.
Every year, from June to August, children with disabilities or chronic illnesses come to Camp Burnt Gin in Wedgefield, SC, for a unique and fun summer camp tailored just for them in a medically-safe environment. The kids meet new friends, develop life skills and improve their self-confidence.
CBG is a great opportunity for children with special needs to learn the joys of being outdoors. It’s also an opportunity for volunteers to share in their joy and gain hands-on experience working in public health and medicine. Several CBG counselors have been inspired by their time at the camp to pursue careers in health:
“Many of us went on to work in the fields of health and education, and we all give credit to Burnt Gin for making the path clear to us.” – Dr. Steve Ballou, former Camp Burnt Gin counselor
To learn more about Camp Burnt Gin, including how to apply to be a camp counselor, visit our CBG website.