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Firefighters Burn Fund camp kicks off in Winnipeg

Young burn victims from across Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut kicked off the 28th annual Firefighters Burn Camp with a midday barbecue in Winnipeg.
Children from across Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut gather in Winnipeg before heading to Moose Lake, Man., for the 28th annual Firefighters Burn Camp. 0:51

Young burn victims from across Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut kicked off the 28th annual Firefighters Burn Camp with a midday barbecue in Winnipeg.

The campers, who are between the ages of six and 18, are heading to Moose Lake, Man., for the four-day event.

Before they departed for Moose Lake, the campers were treated to a barbecue, games, aerial ladder rides and more at Winnipeg Fire Department Station No. 1 on Ellen Street.

Sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Fund Inc., the camp offers a place for children to have fun and grow in a safe environment while being able to spend time with burn survivors of all ages.

It also allows young people with relatively new burns to interact with other children who have been through similar experiences, according to camp officials.

The camp is staffed by firefighters, occupational therapists, nurses, and other volunteers 24 hours a day for the week.

Click on the video player above to watch some highlights from the barbecue.