We hope this finds you healthy and safe at home with your families. We want to share with you the Camp Superkids Medical Board decision not to hold asthma camp during the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While devastating, it is the right decision to ensure the safety of all. The Medical Board simply could not identify a strategy to keep 150 campers with persistent asthma, 100 volunteer medical staff and 100 YMCA camp staff safe during this pandemic. We are making plans for an exciting camp experience next year for your children with asthma. We hope you will engage with us. Stay well and live well.

Ages

  • Camper: 7-14
  • Junior Leader: 14-15

Dates

  • Camp: June 21-26, 2020
  • Check-in: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, June 21
  • Pick-up: 1-3 p.m., Friday, June 26

Cost Per Camper

$555 (camperships and payment options available)

Location

YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
3423 Ihduhapi Road
Loretto, Minnesota


About Asthma Camp

Camp Superkids is more than a summer camp—it is a life-changing experience that fosters independence, inspires confidence, and builds self-esteem for kids with asthma and educates them and their families on how to better manage their disease.

Who Can Attend?

Any child, ages 7-15, who has moderate or severe asthma.

Camp Staff

Highly skilled doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, counselors and program leaders provide medical supervision and instruction at Camp Superkids 24 hours-a-day.

Accommodations

Campers stay in cabins and older campers spend one night tenting. All food is provided. If your child has food allergies, please feel free to bring food clearly labeled in a bag to supplement their meals with safe alternatives. Camp Superkids is peanut and shellfish-free

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by the American Lung Association or by the YMCA.

Recreational Activities

Campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, ropes courses, arts & crafts, all-camp games, fishing and more...

The Asthma Camp Experience

  • During asthma education sessions, campers learn about their asthma, their triggers, how to avoid an exacerbation and how to better manage their asthma.
  • Campers learn the difference between medications taken to prevent an attack and medications taken to stop an attack.
  • Throughout Camp Superkids, campers learn about their asthma in a welcoming environment while making friends with kids just like them!
  • The American Lung Association provides support for families of children with asthma. our Lung HelpLine provides year-round support to answer questions free of charge. Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Not Just a Few Days in the Summer...

All campers will go home with an Asthma Action Plan specifically designed to fit their individual health needs.

Campers will have their own Facebook group to keep in touch with staff, volunteers and their peers to share the asthma camp experience year-round. Like us on Facebook!

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Registration Information

To register for Camp Superkids, fill out a registration packet that includes parent forms and physician forms OR complete the online registration. Your place in camp will be secured after receiving all information. Spaces are limited to 125 campers and will fill fast.

Register Online

  1. Visit the Camp Superkids registration site
  2. Complete the parent section of forms
  3. Print off physician forms
  4. Take physician forms to appointment
  5. Return physician forms:
    1. Online Upload: Scan and upload into the online registration
    2. Email: [email protected]
    3. Fax: 651-227-5459
    4. Mail: Camp Superkids
      490 Concordia Ave | St. Paul, MN 55103

Register with Paper Registration Packet

  1. Get a Registration Packet
    1. Download online
    2. Email: [email protected]
    3. Call: Val at 651-268-7591 (leave your name and address on voicemail)
  2. Return Registration Packet
    1. Email: [email protected]
    2. Fax: 651-227-5459
    3. Mail: Camp Superkids
      490 Concordia Ave | St. Paul, MN 55103

Payment Options

  1. Health plan coverage:
    • If your camper is covered by Ucare or PrimeWest Health, write down their health plan number on the payment page of the parent forms. We work directly with the health plans to get the full cost of camp covered for your camper.
  2. Apply for a campership:
    • Send in a letter showing free or reduced school meals or last year's 1040/1040EZ tax form when you return the registration forms.
    • Free lunch (138% of poverty line) will receive a full campership.
    • Reduced lunch (150% of poverty line) will receive a partial campership and need to pay $50.
    • 200% of the poverty line will receive a partial campership and need to pay $100.
    • 250% of the poverty line will receive a partial campership and need to pay $200.
    • 300% of the poverty line will receive a partial campership and need to pay $300.
  3. Installment plan:
    • 2 payments. $275 due with registration packet. $280 due two weeks before camp.
  4. Pay in full:
    • Pay with check or credit card.

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Need more information?

Val Haga  |  [email protected]
Ph: 651-268-7591  |  Fax: 651-227-5459

Page last updated: May 18, 2020

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