What to Expect at Camp

We can’t wait to see you at camp! Especially if it’s your first time at Camp Conquest, here’s some information to help you be ready for a great week.

Who is at camp?

Camp Conquest is just for pediatric burn survivors. Generally, to be eligible to attend, campers will need to have spent 5 nights in the hospital for their burn. Campers remain eligible from 2nd grade until they graduate high school, at which point some go on to become counselors.

Where is camp located?

Camp Conquest is held at Children’s Harbor, located on Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama.

Is transportation provided to and from camp?

You are welcome to drop your camper off directly at Children’s Harbor, or they may ride the bus from Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. We don’t want transportation to be a reason anyone can’t attend camp, so if you have more specific needs please let us know.

Is there a cost to attend camp?

No! Camp is complete free for pediatric burn survivors.

What should I bring?

For a full packing list, click here.

Who are the counselors at camp?

Counselors are adults from the pediatric burn community including firefighters, nurses, nursing students, and others. Each counselor is matched with either one or two campers for the week.

What do we do at camp?

The week of camp is filled with lots of fun activities including team competitions, spending time at the pool, tubing on the lake, arts and crafts, and more.

What if I need scar massage, dressing changes, or other burn care while at camp?

The medical staff at Camp Conquest includes nurses from the burn unit at Children’s of Alabama who are well-equipped to provide any burn care while at camp. Please let us know when registering what care you need so we can be prepared.