The American Lung Association in California Southern California Asthma Management Program (SCAMP) Camp is a weeklong overnight summer camp for kids between the ages of 8-13 living with asthma.  Most summer camps cannot accept children with asthma due to the severity of their condition, which is why SCAMP Camp is so important.  SCAMP Camp provides children with moderate to severe asthma the unique opportunity to attend summer camp and learn how to better self-manage their asthma.  

To see SCAMP Camp in action and learn how you can participateclick here.

The American Lung Association in California sends up to 200 kids throughout Southern California to SCAMP Camp each year, where they learn how to better manage their asthma while enjoying traditional camp activities like hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, archery and wall climbing.

Physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health professionals provide 24-hour medical care throughout the week-long camp. 


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2014 Camp Dates

Sunday, June 22 - Friday, June 27, 2014

Camp Location and Transportation

SCAMP Camp is located in Julian, California (San Diego County)

Transportation to and from camp is provided from:

  • Anaheim - for Los Angeles and Orange Counties
  • San Bernardino - for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
  • San Diego - for San Diego and Imperial Counties

Departure and return times vary by location.

Application Requirements

1. Children must be 8-13 years old at the time of camp and told they have asthma by a doctor.

2. Must complete and submit an application by Friday, May 9, 2014.

3. A $35 application fee is required with the application.  The fee will be refunded, if a camper is not accepted.

Due to limited space, not every application received will be accepted, decisions are based on medical conditions and other factors.  Also, applicants who have never attended camp before, or have not attended within the past 2 years, are given priority.

Camper Application Packet

Camper Application Packet (en español)


Thanks to the generosity of supports like you, there is no charge for children to attend SCAMP Camp. Click here to donate to SCAMP Camp.



For more information, please contact the American Lung Association in California office near you:

  En español- Fidelia Leyba at 909-321-3289



Volunteers Needed!

Are you passionate about helping children with asthma? Interested in spending time with like-minded volunteers? Then 
volunteer for SCAMP Camp!

Volunteers are needed to help:

  • Promote SCAMP Camp in schools, doctor offices and at community centers
  • Prepare for SCAMP Camp by assembling materials, soliciting donations and undertaking large mailings
  • Assist at Parent Orientations in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernadino
  • Assist at Camper Check-in day in San Diego, Anaheim and San Bernadino
  • Assist with Camper Return Day in San Diego, Anaheim and San Bernadino
  • Bus chaperoning to and from SCAMP CAMP

SCAMPER medical volunteers

If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed above please contact the American Lung Association in California office near you.

Medical Volunteers Needed!

SCAMP Camp invites physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, registered respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators, and pharmacists who are interested in working with children with asthma.

Medical volunteers facilitate asthma education, administer medication, and provide medical support. Training, lodging and meals will be provided.

Medical Volunteer Flyer

To Apply

Medical Volunteers must review instructions and submit an application.  Forms are due on Friday, April 25, 2014.

For more information about becoming a SCAMP Camp Medical Volunteer, please contact Lisa Archibald at 619-683-7514.