Asthma Camp

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Active with Asthma is an educational and fun weeklong  camp where children with asthma ages 8-13 learn to better manage and control their disease.

 

Education

  • At educational sessions, campers learn what asthma is, how asthma attacks start, how they can be avoided, and how asthma can be better managed.
  • They learn the difference between medications they take to prevent attacks and the medications they take to help stop an attack.
  • Providing support for the families of children with asthma can be just as important as educating the child themselves.  Our Lung HelpLine provides year-round support to answer any questions campers and their families may have - free of charge.

Staff

  • Highly skilled doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists provide medical supervision and instruction at asthma camp.
  • Our highest priority is camper medical safety.  For every eight campers, we have one medical staff.

Recreational Activities

  • Campers enjoy swimming, ropes course activities, arts & crafts, all-camp games, & more depending on location. 


Camp Objectives

  • The objective of asthma camp is to improve the physical condition and psychological outlook of children with asthma as well as to educate campers and their families about how to best manage their care.
  • Providing support for the families of children with asthma can be just as important as educating the child themselves.  Our Lung Helpline provides  year-round support to answer any questions campers and their families may have – free of charge.
  • Above all, children learn that they're not alone with their asthm and that there are kids out there just like them.  Campers learn about their asthma in a friendly and welcoming environment without fear of being teased or feeling different.


Parent Testimonials

“Matt loves Camp. If the subject of camp comes up, he always has something to tell you that happened. Most of the time he is laughing so hard he can never finish the story. Every year his knowledge about asthma increases…Matthew looks forward to this camp every year. In fact, I have a calendar in our kitchen that has the date in it. Matthew already has [it] marked with the words Asthma Camp!"

“Other camps, they look at you like a deer in headlights – he needs to take his medicine, and stay away from allergens; here’s his inhaler – at Asthma Camp, Danny was just like everyone else.” 

"[Alexis] seems a little more relaxed with carrying her inhaler.  She knows that there are other kids out there that have [asthma] too...She seems to better understand why she needs her daily medication.”