Summer Camps for Children with Asthma

For more than 40 years, the American Lung Association in California has offered summer camps for children with asthma which combine a traditional summer camp experience with asthma education for children ages 8 -13. Our camps help children learn how to better control their disease while enjoying activities like hiking, swimming, and arts and crafts in a supportive environment. Physicians specializing in allergies and asthma, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals are in attendance 24-hours a day to provide routine and emergency treatment.  Medications are given on a strict schedule and arrangements are made for those with special dietary needs. 

To ensure that every qualified child can participate without financial burden, there is no camper fee to attend either camp.

Currently, the American Lung Association in California offers the Southern California Asthma Management Program Camp (SCAMP Camp) held in Julian in eastern San Diego County.


scamp-camp-thumbSCAMP Camp
SCAMP Camp is a week-long camp held in Julian at the YMCA's Camp Marston and serves children between the ages of 8-13 from the City of Long Beach, Orange, Imperial and San Diego Counties. Particular attention is given to children from communities with the most need.  

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