Camp Description Camp KOALA (Kids Overcoming, Adapting, Learning and Achieving), West Penn Hospital Burn Camp’s mission is to provide a safe haven where children can talk and relate to other kids sharing similar experiences. The children will use physical and social activities to develop their self-worth by experiencing new activities and learning to take positive risks. We strive to help kids who have sustained a burn, overcome feelings of being different or of not fitting in in their communities. Our camp will be a place where scars and struggles do not limit opportunities for friendship and laughter. Our summer camp will celebrate each camper’s unique personality while acknowledging all campers’ common history of having been burned.

City Pittsburgh

State/Province/Region Pennsylvania


Camp Program Name Camp KOALA (Kids Overcoming, Adapting, Learnin and Achieving)

Ages of Participants 7-17

Camp Dates June 1-5, 2024 (First Saturday to following Wednesday in June)

Average Number of Participants 20

Program Details Camp KOALA is 5 days of non stop fun! Camp is located at Camp Kon-o-Kwee Spenser, a YMCA based camp. Each year we choose a new theme and plan and schedule activities to compliment the theme. We may have field trips, either pertaining to the theme or a donated excursion. Activities at Camp Kon-o-Kwee include, but not limited to, fishing, swimming, games (gaga, basketball, volleyball, hockey, etc) crafts, team building, archery and air guns.

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