Every summer, Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center and Foundation
offer pediatric burn survivors the opportunity to attend Camp Catahoula,
a week-long camp that provides some summer fun -- swimming, fishing and
games – all while letting them sharing their experiences with other
Camp Catahoula is staffed by volunteers from Baton Rouge General -- doctors,
nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and even
a chef – as well as the Baton Rouge Fire Department, Louisiana State
Police, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Brothers
Keepers, a firefighters’ motorcycle club. Parents of young burn
survivors and adult burn survivors also volunteer at camp, which is free
for the kids to attend.
Campers will enjoy an action-packed week, from inflatable obstacle courses
and Relay Olympics to fishing and a fair complete with games and a DJ.
They’ll have the chance to both ride and groom ponies, do arts and
crafts, and join in various small groups for sharing their stories.