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Camp 'Can' Do Mission Statement     

The purpose of Camp ‘Can’ Do is to provide a fun, residential camping experience for children, ages six to seventeen, that have been treated for a serious burn injury.  Camp ‘Can’ Do provides a safe, supportive, fun outdoor environment and a variety of social, recreational, and educational activities for campers.
Camp activities may include fishing, swimming, boating and canoeing, games, ropes courses, arts and crafts, entertainment, a dance party, field trips, firefighter relay games, and much more.
Camp ‘Can’ Do provides opportunities for personal growth, increased self-esteem, and development of leadership skills.  Our goal is to provide a camp where children and teens can play and have fun with others who have shared similar medical experiences.

Camp Goals Include:

  • To provide a unique, exciting, fun-filled experience for the campers
  • To convey to each camper the feeling that he/she is a unique and valuable human being
  • To emphasize the positive contributions of everyone.  Each camper is a winner if he/she does their best with the abilities that they have.

At Camp ‘Can’ Do the children…

  • Receive unconditional love and acceptance
  • Have a fun-filled summer camp experience
  • Are just like all the other kids at camp
  • Make new friends and begin life-long relationships
  • Are inspired by the other children
  • Have positive role models and mentors
  • Have a safe place to heal emotional scars
  • Realize that they ‘Can Do’ anything!

CAMP 'CAN' DO 2014:  June 27-July 2

Our 18th year was a blast!  We had 36 campers and over 40 full-time volunteers enjoying fun in the sun all week long!  We added some new activities this year (Archery and the Ropes Course) and kept the traditional favorites (Fishing, canoeing, the bonfire, and the beach).  2014 was our best camp ever and we are already making plans for new fun for 2015!!  Stay tuned to this page and our facebook page for more Burn Fund and Camp 'Can' Do news!

As usual, Camp 'Can' Do is a group effort!  Without our great campers and families, our wonderful and giving counselors, and our magnificent staff we could not pull this off year after year.  There are so many people to thank, so many people who contribute year in and year out to make Camp 'Can' Do possible, beginning with our Fire Service sponsors who collect aluminum cans at their stations and donate the proceeds to the Burned Children's Fund and Camp.  Below is a list (in no particular order) of our business, fire service organization, and individual sponsors who always make sure we have what we need!  THANK YOU for your special efforts on our behalf!

Patti-O Grill, Clover, SC (Patti Imler and Stephen Pryor)
ServiceMaster of Charleston (Lawton Hayes, Liz Steiner, and EVERYONE)
SC Financial Services Association
America's Female Firefighters
Molnlycke Health Care (Nicole Harrison)
USC PIKE Fireman's Challenge
Sons of the Flag
Mooreseville Foundation

Appalachian Springs bottled water (John-Murray Compton)
Frito Lay North America (Tim Brassuer and Andrea Perry)
Hogs & Hoses BBQ Team
Timken Corp, Honeapath, SC
Jensen's Park Community, Garden City, SC
Annie Mae Bishop Estate
P & H Properties
AVX Employees, Myrtle Beach, SC

IHG Employees, North Charleston, SC
Absolutely Charleston
Canoeing for Kids (Jay Alley)
Wine & Design, Mount Pleasant
MUSC Children's Hospital
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
Low Country Gas Systems
Wesley P. McKenna
larry C. Davis
Lila S. Beckham
Todd Murph Agency LLC
American Tire and Service Center LLC
Williamson Allstate Insurance Agency, Inc.
Blitch Plumbing
Troy W. Herndon State Farm
Pinckney-Carter Company
Anderson Insurance Associates LLC
Island Realty Inc.
Wally Burbage & Associates LLC
Kaelyn Agency LLC
Q4 Launch
CT Loundes & Company
Charles R. Chitwood
McLaughlin & Smoak LLC
Paula Hampton Insurance Agency Inc.
Carpet Baggers Floor Covering
Salt Works Catering LLC
Schirmer Insurance Group LLC

Larry C. Mills
Brian & Amy Wagner
Francis & Jennifer Crosby
Josh Brown
Regina Jenkins
Pam Berry
Bryan Eadon
Ken Carr
Amber & Ashley Williams
Harold & Nancy Bizell
Carrie Gault
Al Kiser
Tonja Middleton
Mary Phillips
Ralph & Susanna Reeves
Ridgeville Baptist Church Youth

Horry County Firefighter Relief Fund
Lowcountry Firefighter Support Team
St. John's Fire District
Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Simpsonville Fire Department
Georgetown County Fire Department
Newberry Fire Department
Firefighters' Burned Children's Fund-Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department
North Charleston Fire Department
Summerville Fire-Rescue & Police Department
Rock Hill Professional Firefighters Association Officer's Union
St. Andrew's Fire Department & Firefighter's Community Assistance Fund
Fire & Iron Motorcycle Club
Wind & Fire Motorcycle Club-Grand Strand


CAMP 'CAN' DO 2013

Camp 'Can' Do 2013 was our 17th and greatest year yet!  Thirty two campers and over 40 full and part time volunteers came together for an action
packed 5 days of fun!!  The rain made a few appearances but that did not slow us down at all...Please visit our facebook page at MUSC Children's Hospital
Burned Children's Fund for more photos and the link to the slideshow!

So many people come together each year to make Camp 'Can' Do happen.  We thank our fire service and business partners for their year round support in recycling aluminum cans for the Burned Children's Fund's programs and Camp.  Listed below are our sponsors (in no particular order) all of whom significantly contributed to making Camp 'Can' Do 2013 a success!  We could not have camp without them!

ServiceMaster of Charleston (Lawton Hayes & Company:  you rock!!)
FRST Team of South Carolina, Gentry & Shaw, Inc.
Lila Beckham
Atlantic Sheild Insurance Group, LLC
Tammy McCutcheon Insurance Agency, Inc.
McLaughlin & Smoak
ProSource of Charleston
Dunes Insurance Group
Pinkney-Carter Company Insurance
Charles R. Chitwood
King Street Agency
Larry C. Davis
McKenna Agency, Inc.
C.T. Lowndes & Company Insurance, Inc.
Carpet Baggers Floor Covering
Paula Hampton Insurance Agency, Inc.
Troy W. Herndon
Blitch Plumbing
Wally Burbage & Associates
Patti-O Grill, Clover, SC (Thanks Patti & Stephen!)
Appalachian Springs (Thanks John-Murray Compton)
Pepsico/Frito Lay (Mary Lessard, Tim Brasseur, Mike Brown)
Florence Fire Department
Absolutely Charleston
David's Blankets of Hope
Ashley River Fire Department

Georgetown County Fire Department
Ashley River Fire Department
Charlotte-Mecklenberg Firefighters' Burned Children's Fund
Hogs & Hoses BBQ Team (Robert & Patti Rabon, Hank & Robin Nickerson)
Molnlycke (Thanks Nicole Jackson!)
IHG Employee Emergency Relief Fund
St. Andrew's Fire Department
St. Andrew's Firefighter Community Assistance Fund
Rock Hill Professional Firefighters Association Officer's Union
Rock Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Newberry Fire Department
Longhorn Steakhouse, Mount Pleasant
Simpsonville Fire Department
Summerville Fire Department
Summerville Police Department
Colleton County Fire Rescue
North Charleston Fire Department
St. John's Fire Department
Charleston Fire Department
LifeNet
Canoeing for Kids

Mark Prynkiewicz
Bulldog Tours, Charleston
Ralph & Susanna Reeves
Wine & Design, Mount Pleasant
MUSC Children's Hospital
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

The most important contributors to camp (besides the campers!) are our dedicated volunteers. We thank everyone who came out and gave of themselves, it is much appreciated!!

Camp Staff:
Executive Director/Burn Fund representatives:  David Coates and Richard Sheffield
Camp Director:  Charles Lamoreaux
Administrative Director/MUSC Representative:  Jill Evans
Camper/Counselor Coordinator:  Betsy McMillan & Emily Wiebke
Camp Nurse:  Sheila Prynkiewicz Norris
Special Evants: Ryan Curry, Sheila Prynkiewicz Norris, Ben Doss
Photography Director:  Richard Sheffield
Photographers:  Marck Prynkiewicz, Bianca Sancic, Dan Barb
Arts & Crafts: Amy Ferguson
Fishing:  Al Nord
LogisticsL Ken Evand, Ryan Eubanks, David Coates, Tim Robinson, Bryan Eadon,
Pam Betty, Rodney Howell
Lifeguards:  Justin Wilz, Nathan Murtaugh

Counselors:
Kell Benson
Justin Hudson
Scott Iams
Wed Murphy
Jon Thompson
Wendell LeSueur
Ross Vezin
Eric Glover
Jason Lightner
Jason Looney
Regina Jenkins
Kelsey Normandin
Raven Dargan
Ashton Wolfe
Clarissa leSueur
Annalise Baker-Whitcomb
Stephanie Julazadeh
Amber Williams
Jill Roberson

Day Helpers:
Johnny Hoskins
Chad Kelly
Ken Carr
Tony Smith
Dawn Durante
Treena Ghi
Allison Pierce
David Griffin
Nikki Crippen
Candace Lugo

Transporters:
Jackie Yates
Ken Evans
Tim Robinson
Candace Lugo
Lee Levesque
Tonia Thompson
Allison Wright
Leo Johnson
Marc Hadden
Andrew Smith

Camp 'Can' Do 2012

Camp 'Can' Do June 30-July 3 was a huge success!  New activities such as painting, mining, and flag football in combination with our traditional beach time, carnival/firefighter games, and campfire kept all 37 campers and 45 volunteers hopping!  Congratulations Camp 'Can' Do on your 16th successful year! 

Many thanks to our fire service and business partners who collect aluminum cans year round to support Burn Fund programs and Camp 'Can' Do.  The following individuals, groups, businesses, and fire departments contributed significantly to Camp 'Can' Do as well.  All of our sponsors and supporters come together to make Camp 'Can' Do a reality each year!

ServiceMaster of Charleston
Rick Campbell Insurance Agency
C.T. Lowndes & Company Insurance
First Federal
McKenna Agency
Charles Chitwood
The Steadman Agency
McKay Insurance
Mark Williamson (Allstate)
Carpet Baggers Floor Covering
Carolina Commercial LLC
Larry C. Davis
Prosource of Charleston
David & Cynthia Smith
Karen Stokes-Rhodes
Rose P Hutto
Patti-O Grill, Clover, SC
Costco Charleston
Lisa Simpson
St. Andrew's Fire Department
St. Andrew's Firefighter Community Assist Fund
Firefighters' Burned Children's Fund Charlotte/Mecklenberg
Newberry Fire Department
Simpsonville Fire Department
Colleton County Fire-Rescue
North Charleston Fire Department
Health Facilities Federal Credit Union, Florence, SC
Siteworks, Inc. (James & Bobbie Patenaude)
Hogs & Hoses BBQ Team
Robert & Patti Rabon
Blythewood Food Lion, B.J. Mehaffey, Manager
Mr. & Mrs. John Zoch
Cecil Oliver
Hank & Robin Nickerson
Nicole Jackson (Molnlycke)
SC Financial Services Association
HGM Haile Gold Mine
Folly Beach Public Safety
Charleston Firefighters' Association
Gerald Mishoe
Charleston City Professional Firefighters' Association Local 61
LifeNet
Charleston Fire Department
Florence Fire Department
Mark Prynkiewicz
MUSC Children's Hospital
Camp St. Christopher

Thank you to all of our hard-working volunteers!  We are perfecting our teamwork and 2012 was a banner year!  Without the committment of the following, Camp 'Can' Do would not be possible!

Camp Staff
Executive Director/Burn Fund Representative:  Jackie Yates 
Administrative Director/MUSC Representative:  Jill Evans
Camper/Counselor Coordinator:  Betsy McMillan
Camp Director:  Charles Lamoreaux
Camp Nurse:  Susan Wimberly Hitchcock
Activities:  Sheila Prynkiewicz, Ryan Curry, Ben Doss
Arts & Crafts:  Amy Ferguson
Fishing:  Al Nord

Logistics Team:  Ken Evans, Richard Sheffield, Ryan Eubanks, Tim Robinson, Jackie Yates (with part-time assistance from Pam Berry, Bryan Eadon, Shawn Michael Banks)
Photography:  Matt Thomson, Bianca Sancic, Dan Barb
Lifeguards:  Adam Miller, Nate Murtaugh

Full time Counselors
Kell Benson
Scott Iams
Ross Vezin
Justin Hudson
Wesley Murphy
Darwin Gregorio
James Burton
Travis Vaughn
Jon Thompson
Jason Lightner
Franny Garrett
Lyndsey  Edbrooke
Regina Jenkins
Allison Pierce
Krissy Turner
Candace Lugo
Jill Roberson
Kristen Beres
Amber Williams

Day Helpers
Karina Labossiere
Pam Berry
Bryan Eadon
Shawn Michael Banks
Kari Addams
Chico Lucas
Mary Jo Zulli
Amy Cox
Janice Pennelli
Wendy Austin
Jamie Burnett
Laurie Trinh
Justin Wilz
Trudy Swiger

Transporters
Stephanie Julazadeh
Mary Wiltshire
David Williamson
Kenneth Stratton
Lee Levesque
Heidi Charest
Steven Marinaro
Gary Finkle
Chris Eason
Tony Gasque


For sponsors:

Sponsorship information

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CAMP 'CAN' DO 2011

Camp 'Can' Do 2011 was great fun for everyone!  36 campers and over forty full- and part-time volunteers had an awesome time at Camp St. Christopher July 2-July 7. 


So many folks in the local community and throughout the state came together to make our 15th Anniversary a camp to remember!  The following have donated funds, giifts-in-kind, or a needed service to the Burned Children's Fund to support us as we continue to offer this free summer camp for burn injured children and teens (in no particular order!):

America's Female Firefighters
ServiceMaster of Charleston-Lawton Hayes
Women Firefighters of the Low Country
Patti-O Grill, Clover, SC-Patti Imler and friends
Spirit Line Cruises/Fort Sumter Tours-The General Beauregard!
Brian's Mechanical LLC, Summerville, SC-Brian Hunstad
Ott's Distributors, North Charleston-Mike Horn
Appalachian Springs Bottled Water-John Michael Compton
Myrtle Beach Women's Club-Thanks Al Nord
Some Gave All Fallen Heroes Foundation-Henry Hahn and Elena Nicholas
City of Newberry, SC Fire Department
Laurens, SC Jaycees
Omniflight
Canoeing for Kids-Jay Alley
Frito-Lay North America-Mike Horn
Rita's Italian Ice-Mark and Jenny Davis
Tim Lowry-Storyteller
Thomas Bennett-Artist
Mr. & Mrs. Slaton Glover
SC Financial Services Association
Hog n Hoses BBQ
Robert Rabon
Hank Nickerson
Cecil Oliver
Bobbie and James Patenaude
Bianca Sancic
Wes Murphy
HGH-Haile Gold Mine-Darwin Gregario
Lancaster Fire Department
Rock Hill Professional Firefighters Association
Rock Hill Profressional Firefighters Officers Association
Charlotte Firefighters' Burned Children's Fund
Roper Hospital ED Staff
Nicole Jackson-Molnlycke Health Care
Summerville Fire Department
North Charleston Fire Department
Cheraw Fire Department
Bennettsville Fire Department
Simpsonville Fire Department
City of Columbia Fire Department
St. John's Fire Department
St. Andrew's Fire Department
City of Florence Fire Department
Charleston Fire Department
St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center

A HUGE thank you to the following folks who contribute their time and talents each year to Camp 'Can' Do:

Camp Staff:
Executive Director/Burn Fund Representatives:  Jackie Yates & Richard Sheffield
Administrative Director/MUSC Representative:  Jill Evans
Camper/Counselor Coordinator:  Betsy McMillan
Camp Director:  Charles Lamoreaux
Camp Nurse:  Susan Wimberly
Activities:  Sheila Prynkiewicz, Ryan Curry, Tiffin Lamoreaux
Arts & Crafts:  Amy Ferguson
Fishing:  Al Nord

Logistics Team:  David Coates, Ken Evans, Ken Gypin, Richard Sheffield, Jacob Evans, Jackie Yates
Photography:  Matt Thomson, Bianca Sancic, Billy Campbell
Lifeguards:  Justin Wilz, Brian Kimmel

Full-Time Counselors:
Tori Hughes
Samantha Hardwick
Nicole Jackson
Kelsey Normandin
Allison Pierce
Christie Hunnicut
Lyndsey Edbrooke
Madeleine Dupre
Ben Doss
Ross Vezin
Ryan Eubanks
Jon Thomson
Josh Hagar
Justin Hudson
Kell Benson
Scott Iams
Nick Hutchinson
Day Volunteers:
Abby Horrex
Rick Fluegge
Stephanie Julazadeh
Darwin Gregario
Wes Murphy
Amy Cox
Paullette Pop
Amy Oser
Craig Oliverius
Karina Lebossiere
Transporters:
Heidi Charest
Lee Levesque
Rick Fluegge
Rodney Profit
Henry Gadsden
BJ Johnson
Shawn Banks
Joseph Holmes
Mary Wiltshire
David Williamson

CAMP 'CAN' DO 2010

Camp Can Do 2010 was a huge success, with 42 children and teens attending as campers and over 45 full-time and part-time volunteers! 

Camp 2010 Group Photo 

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOLKS, 
WITHOUT THEM CAMP WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE!

Planning Committee Members
Betsy McMillan-Camper/Counselor Coordinator
Charles Lamoreaux-Activities
Tiffin Lamoreaux-Activities
Amy Ferguson-Arts & Crafts
Sheila Prynkiewicz-Activities
Susan Wimberly-Camp Nurse
Ken Gypin-Logistics
David Coates-Logistics
Ryan Curry-RN/Runner
Al Nord-The Fishing GURU and our technology support!
Jill Evans-Administrative Director

Camp Support Staff
Bianca Sancic-Photography
Billy Campbell-Photography
Ken Evans-Logistics
Brian Kimmel-Lifeguard/Logistics
Justin Wilz-Lifeguard/Logistics
Jackie Yates-Logistics
Tim Robinson-Logistics
Michael Rourke-Logistics
Thanks to Richard Sheffield, Jacob Evans, & Matt Thomson for your continued support and help!!

Full-Time Counselors
Allison Pierce
Bess Pierce
Sheila Hill
Danielle Belk
Emily Williams
Juliet Boyne
Janice Pennelli
Laurie Rose
Margo Chaffins
Abby Horrex
Benjamin Doss
Wayne Hardee
Christopher Puckhaber
Darwin Gregorio
Eric Phillips
Justin Hudson
Josh Hagar
Keith Pruett
Ross Vezin
Scott Iams
Wesley Murphy
Darwin Weaver
Justin Gibbins

Day Volunteers
Deborah Lacombe
Karen Pompe
Melissa Pyform
Chico Lucas
Mary Jo Zulli
David Pierce
Alicia Piede
Sherry Christopher
Jerry Christopher
Amy Cox
Julie Beck

Transporters (Thank you for getting our campers to and from camp safely!)
Mary Wiltshire
Rodney Profit
Henry Gadson
Robert McAlhaney
Kenny Stratton

Camp 'Can' Do 2010 Sponsors
The following people and organizations offer their support, either by monetary donations, gifts-in-kind, or providing a needed service, to be sure that Camp Can Do can continue to offer this FREE summer camp experience to children and teens with a history of severe burn injury. 

Bobbie & James Patenaude
Dutch Fork Fire & Rescue 
Patti Imler and the friends of Patti-O Grill, Clover, SC
Some Gave All Fallen Heroes Foundation-Henry Hahn and Elena Nicholas
Hank Nickerson
HGH-Haile Gold Mine, Inc.
Horry County Firefighters' Relief Fund
SC Professional Firefighters' Association, IAFF Local A0039
Fishermen for Burned Children
Rock Hill IAFF Local 4489
Rock Hill IAFF Local 2106
Columbia IAFF Local 793
Ballentine Volunteers
Hogs N Hoses BBQ Team
Summerville Police Department
Summerville Fire Department
St. Johns' Fire-Rescue
St. Andrew's Fire Department
North Charleston Fire Department
Charleston Fire Department
Lancaster Fire Department
Nicole Jackson-Molnlycke Health Care
America's Female Firefighters
City of Florence Fire Department
Mount Pleasant Fire Department
Lexington County Fire Department
Canoeing for Kids-Jay Alley
Inner Rhythm-Chip Burr
Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park


Photo Galleries from Camp 'Can' Do

Camp ‘Can’ Do contact information:
Jill Evans, RN, MSN
MUSC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Burn Services
150 Ashley Avenue, P.O.Box 250347
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-3852

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