We’re proud to once again partner with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to sponsor the Hal Bruno Camp for Children of Fallen Firefighters who have been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The camp, held August 8-11, 2013, has structured camp activities providing an opportunity for children ages 4-6 from across the country to meet with others in their age group who share a similar experience. The camp provides a therapeutic component in combination with a fun setting, allowing campers to process their grief in a fun and safe environment. Campers will meet SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, and other favorite Nickelodeon cartoon characters and will have the SLIME of their life!
Meetings with parents will focus on how to help children who are grieving. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will assist with travel expenses and provide lodging and meals. Fire service volunteers will help with the children’s activities.
Linda Hurley, Director of Survivor Programs, stated, “We wanted to introduce our kids to camp by providing a fun and positive experience that can help with their healing. After having our camp at Nick Hotel last year, we knew we had found the perfect place.”
In recognition and appreciation of firefighters, nurses, police officers, and EMTs that serve their communities, Nick has created a Hero Appreciation package to give back including special rates, discounts on food and beverage and resort experiences. Nickelodeon Suites Resort is a corporate sponsor of the Foundation.