Our staff believes that a child with a burn injury deserves the same opportunities available to all children. Camp Ytiliba (pronounced ya-til-i-bah) was designed to offer children who sustained a burn injury the chance to experience summer camp.
Under staff supervision, camp provides activities like fishing, horseback riding, raft trips, swimming, crafts, and nature programs. Children accept new challenges and build confidence and self-esteem. In this weeklong residential camp program, children make new friends and renew old friendships.
Members of the hospital staff join campers and serve as the counselor staff. In this unique environment, campers and counselors share a week together, letting patients see hospital staff in a new light and employees see their efforts make a difference.
This camp program is supported by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati, Shrine clubs and units and Shrine ladies organizations.