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Webelos Resident Camp is a three day, three night, outdoor camping experience for Webelos Scouts and their adult leaders and parents.
Printable Version Sandra Hishida didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for a family camp for burn survivors.The three-day retreat for the families of adult burn survivors is sponsored by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) as a way to help families cope with the challenges of a burn injury.For years the AARBF has sponsored burn camps and other support activities for children who experience a burn injury.In 1994 they decided to add a family retreat for adult burn survivors.Sandra suffered a burn injury when she was very young, but she persevered and created a life for herself.She grew up and became a nurse, married Kurt, and had two wonderful children, Kasandra and Shoji.
She remembers the first time her family loaded onto a bus with other excited participants and headed to Fresno, California.
They passed rolling dry hills spotted with occasional oak, horse and cattle ranches, orchards, and the rocky banks of the snaking King River.
When the bus crested the final hill, it took their breath away. The Wonder Valley Ranch, set in a backdrop of blooming oleanders in white, pink and red, features a lake, tennis courts, horse stables and many other areas that invite exploration.
In its early days the ranch was a popular weekend spot for the Hollywood jet set.
Now every third week in June it is transformed into Champ Camp, a summer camp for burned injured children.
On Labor Day weekend it becomes the home of the Adult Burn Survivor Family Getaway.