Base hosts annual Burn Camp
Col. Fern O. Sumpter, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commander, and Marius Woodward, the youngest camper with the International Burn Camp group who visited the JBM-HH firehouse, after she gives him a challenge coin, Sept. 26, 2012.

JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall's Fire Station is hosting a segment of the International Association of Fire Fighters "Burn Camp" Sept. 24.

Starting at 3:30 p.m., JBM-HH staff will greet children and sponsors for dinner followed by performances from The Old Guard's U.S. Army Drill Team and Fife and Drum Corps. JBM-HH will provide campers with VIP treatment and a glimpse of military life.

The International Burn Camp is designed to help young burn survivors understand they are not alone in their experiences and that there is a larger support system for them.

Each year, the Burn Fund select survivors, ages 13-15, and counselors from regional burn camps across the U.S. and Canada for a weeklong program held in Washington. The program includes tours of the monuments, memorials and museums. The campers will also visit with national leaders and participate in other activities with local fire fighters.

The JBM-HH community is invited to attend the Burn Camp event.

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