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BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Camp

The BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Camp is a summer camp for young burn survivors from all over British Columbia. Over a thousand boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 18 have attended the five-day camp in Squamish over its many years of operation.

Campers and their counselors participate in group activities such as rafting, swimming, hiking, kayaking, water skiing, skit night, and arts & crafts. They also receive valuable one-on-one support from junior counselors – themselves burn survivors – and from their counselors.

The journey from burn patient to burn survivor is a long and painful one. Facing a lifetime of pain or disfigurement is just the beginning for most burn survivors. Their struggle to heal the acute emotional and psychological trauma is equally daunting. Young burn survivors can meet each other, have fun and forget their cares and worries. The children develop life-long friendships with other campers, and their counselors. They get to live stories worth telling.

The camp is fully funded by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. It is free for young burn survivors, thanks to the generous support of caring fire fighters, hospital staff, foundations, civic groups and individuals, and companies including ours and many others.

Each year the Canadian Outback Rafting team is proud to donate a memorable rafting experience for all camp participants and counselors. This is a day that is always a highlight of our year.

Each year the Canadian Outback Rafting team is proud to donate a memorable rafting experience for all camp participants and counselors. This is a day that is always a highlight of our year.

Power to Be

Power To Be is a nonprofit organization that empowers people living with a barrier or disability to explore their limitless abilities through inclusive adventures rooted in nature.

The organization began in 1998 with an idea: help people living with a disability or barrier access nature. The idea grew into a community, connecting participants to adventures and supporters to opportunities, collectively redefining our definition of ability.

And so each year Power To Be partners with BC Children’s Teen Adventures program to provide nature-based adventures to youth who’ve experienced a cancer or blood-related diagnosis. These programs provide youth with the opportunity to socialize and cultivate relationships with teens who’ve faced similar realities, as well as challenge themselves through fun and exciting activities.

Each year, the Canadian Outback Rafting team is happy to welcome Power to Be for a memorable rafting experience for all program participants and staff. This is a day our team looks forward to every year.

Charitable Donation Requests

We regularly donate a “Rafting for One” gift certificate to qualified causes. Examples of those that typically qualify are School PACs, schools holding fundraisers, Scout groups, Girl Guides, corporate charity events, etc.  If you’d like to request a donation, please complete the form below, and provide us with the following:

  • What type of donation would you like (ex. Gift certificate, volunteer assistance etc.)
  • Where will this donation be used?
  • How will the donation be distributed?
  • What exposure is available to Canadian Outback Rafting if we are in fact able to donate to your cause?
  • Please tell us a little more about your organization and the goals we would be helping you achieve. You may attach supporting documentation in PDF or MS Word format.

Once you complete a request, someone in our team will get in touch within 7 days.

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    Some organizations we’re grateful to have assisted

    * Whistler Blackcomb Foundation * YWCA Women of Distinction Awards * The Nature Trust of British Columbia * Muscular Dystrophy Canada * Minerva Foundation for BC Women * Big Brothers Bowling * The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society * Alzheimer Society of BC * Variety – The Children’s Charity * BC Cancer Foundation * Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. * PRO Organics Foundation * Covenant House Vancouver * Lions Gate Hospital Foundation * Pitt Meadows Youth Council * Squamish Chamber of Commerce * North Vancouver Outdoor School * Junior Achievement of BC * Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School * Outreach Africa * Pre-Maternelle Pomme d’Api Preschool *

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