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 kids from the City of Long Beach, Imperial County, Orange County and San Diego County 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. 



2015 Camp Dates

Sunday, June 21- Friday, June 26, 2015

Camp Location and Transportation

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

Transportation to and from camp is provided.

Application Requirements

Your child must be between the ages of 8 to 13 years old, diagnosed with asthma by their healthcare providers, on daily asthma medication and live in one of the following communities: Imperial County, City of Long Beach, Orange County, or San Diego County.

Parents must complete and submit an application and pay a $35.00 application fee. Click below to download an application. Applications are due Friday, May 29, 2015. Applications received early, may receive early acceptance. 

Application                           Application 
(English)                                (Spanish)  

Help Send a Child to SCAMP Camp

There is no charge for children to attend SCAMP Camp, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Click here to donate to SCAMP Camp.

Volunteers Needed!

SCAMPER medical volunteersAre you passionate about helping others 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, Camper Check-In Day, and Camper Return Day in San Diego and Long Beach
  • Bus chaperoning to and from SCAMP CAMP

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