Asthma Ed, Archery, & Adventure: A Day in the Life of a Superkid
Camp Superkids gives children with asthma a chance to engage in fun camp activities
(June 5, 2019) - OMAHA, Neb.
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Going away to summer camp can come with anxieties, but not everyone thinks about not being able to participate because of their health. The American Lung Association in Nebraska is hosting Camp Superkids from June 9-15 at YMCA Camp Kitaki in Louisville, Neb. to let kids with asthma experience all the fun of camp.
At Camp Superkids, children living with asthma get to conquer the rope courses, try horseback riding, do water activities, create arts and crafts, cook outdoors, and much more.
“Camp is all about the kids and we want them to see how their asthma should never hold them back. Some camp attendees even return to be counselors themselves,” said Val Haga, health promotions specialist for the Lung Association. “While the focus of camp is fun and education, there are also doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists on staff 24 hours-a-day to keep the children safe.”
More than 30,000 children in Nebraska suffer from asthma. Camp Superkids is a way for them to accept and learn about their asthma around children who have the same chronic lung disease. Children will also develop an Asthma Action Plan to help better manage their illness.
More information and registration for Camp Superkids is available online or by calling Val Haga at 651-268-7591.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.
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