Asthma Ed, Archery, & Adventure: A Day in the Life of a Superkid
(June 20, 2018) -
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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 Minnesota is hosting Camp Superkids from June 24-29 at YMCA Camp Ihduhapi to let kids with asthma experience all the fun of camp.
During camp, kids with asthma get to conquer the rope courses, try horseback riding, do water activities around Lake Independence, create arts & crafts, cook outdoors, and 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 Jill Heins, national director, lung health, at 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 88,000 children in Minnesota 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 manager 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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