Another Great Year At Camp FAN (Fix Asthma Now)!

(July 19, 2010)

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We had a great time at Camp F.A.N. (Fix Asthma Now!) this year and welcomed 54 campers representing 20 communities from every corner of South Dakota.  We even had campers from Iowa & Minnesota!  During our week-long camp, children learned about their asthma in a friendly and welcoming environment without fear of being teased or feeling different. 

At Camp F.A.N., we teach children about their asthma through educational sessions reinforced by fun games.  Our theme this year was "Practice Winning" and we gave every camper a soccer ball to write reminders, tricks and important facts that came out of their educational sessions. When the children went home, they had their soccer balls to remind them to keep active and keep managing their asthma.  We had a wonderful time experiencing traditional summer camp activities and the medical staff and respiratory therapists were proud to report that everyone made it through the week episode-free!

Thank you to all our campers, staff, parents, donors, sponsors and volunteers who made camp possible.  We couldn't have had a better week and look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Check out a YouTube video of our sister camp in Illinois!