Camp Hopetáke

Campers at Camp HopetakeCamp Hopetáke is a week-long, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 5-17 that have survived a burn injury. Hopetáke is the Seminole Indian word for “children."

Camp Hopetáke is free of charge to the campers and is financially supported by the fundraising efforts of Tampa General Hospital, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation and Tampa Firefighters Local 754.

All counselors at Camp Hopetáke are either TGH employees (primarily registered nurses) or Tampa Firefighters.

This wonderful camp provides a safe, comfortable, supportive environment for the kids to share their feelings and experiences with others that truly understand what they have been through. It also provides a support system for these kids for the rest of their lives. We are eagerly anticipating this year's camp which will be in June 2016.

Camp Hopetáke has limited availability and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A personal interview may be necessary to evaluate new campers' eligibility to attend camp.

Thanks for your interest in Camp Hopetáke. We can't wait to meet you!!

Click here to download the 2016 Camp Hopetáke application.

Click here to read about Camp Hopetáke's 25th anniversary in 2015.