Asthma Camps

Camp Superkids

Camp Superkids is a summer residential camp for Nebraska children 7 to 14 with moderate to severe asthma.  The Lung Association provides 24-hour care through an asthma and allergy specialist physician, experienced nurses and respiratory therapists.  YMCA camp staff provide hiking, swimming, crafts, horse-riding and other adventures so central to a summer camp experience.  Daily asthma education sessions help keep the children in school and on the playground where they belong, instead of in the hospital or doctor’s office. 

In 2014, Camp Superkids will be June 8-14, 2014, at YMCA’s Camp Kitaki near South Bend. 

For more information, contact the camp director, pfoster@breathehealthy.org, or 402-502-4950.


Camp Wheeze Away

Camp Wheeze-Away is a special week-long summer camp designed for Mississippi children, ages 8 – 12, with moderate to severe asthma. It is hosted and sponsored by the American Lung Association, Plains-Gulf Region in an effort to provide a fun summer and educational camp experience for children who are not able to attend “regular” summer camp. Our goal is to provide a safe camp environment for 48 children and to improve their asthma self-management and control by incorporating educational activities into all portions of the camp. Children benefit from the fun and social interaction with other kids, increase their confidence and independence, enhance their ability to cope with their asthma, and find positive role models from adult volunteers and counselors. Asthma educators and physicians teach maintenance techniques on how to recognize signs and symptoms and to control asthma triggers.

Location: Camp Wesley Pines, Gallman, MS
Contact: Amy Ellis, Camp Director, aellis@breathehealthy.org

The 2014 Camp Wheeze Away will be held Monday, July 21 - Wednesday July 23, 2014. Applications to download:

2014 Volunteer Application

2014 Camper Registration