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Asthma Camps

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Most of the camps listed below are part of a network of 99 American Lung Association (ALA) asthma camps spread across the country. Each camp differs in the details of its program, but the goal is the same — allowing children with asthma to enjoy a camping experience while being monitored by medical personnel and learning asthma management skills. At these unique camps, asthma specialists join kids and their families in developing effective asthma management techniques geared toward individuals and their specific situations. Children participate in a variety of settings — day camps, weeklong outdoor camps, and school-based programs — and gain methods for living with asthma that work best for them.

ALABAMA

Camp WheezeAway

ALA of Alabama

3125 Independence Drive, Suite 325

Birmingham, AL 35209-4177

(800) LUN-GUSA

 

http://www.alabamalung.org

Camp WheezeAway is a five-day overnight camp for kids ages eight to 12 with moderate to severe asthma, held at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap. Children sleep in air-conditioned cabins and are supervised 24 hours by trained counselors. A 24-hour medical staff gives children medications as directed by their physicians. Children are monitored while enjoying all the normal camp activities, including ropes courses, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, fishing, and tubing; above all they learn to manage their asthma.

Young Teen Asthma Camp

Camp Winnataska

1524 Shades Crest Road

Birmingham, AL 35226-3243

(205) 934-6799

http://www.winnataska.org

The Young Teen Asthma Camp is a residential camp held at Camp Winnataska near Birmingham. The activities for teens ages 12 to 15 include swimming, crafts, hiking, games, canoeing, and horseback riding. At the same time, campers experience asthma education through Power Breathing for Teens presented by nurse practitioners. Findings from the camp show increased responsibility, self-care, and resilience in participants. Camperships are available.

ALASKA

Champ Camp

ALA of Alaska

500 West International Airport Road, Suite A

Anchorage, AK 99518-1175

(907) 644-6417

 

http://www.aklung.org

Champ Camp is a weeklong summer recreation and asthma education program at Camp Kushtaka on the shores of Kenai Lake. Campers explore their skills in outdoor activities including canoeing, hiking, swimming, archery, and arts and crafts as they experience a boost in self-confidence and a sense of responsibility. The camp teaches preventive measures to improve asthma management and avoid asthmatic episodes, thereby increasing a campers’ sense of independence.

ARIZONA

Camp Not-A-Wheeze

ALA of Arizona

102 West McDowell Road

Phoenix, AZ 85003-1213

(602) 258-7505

Asthma_Camps

 

http://www.lungusa.org

A week at Camp Not-A-Wheeze is a positive, powerful experience that can change the way a child deals with asthma. At Camp Not-A-Wheeze, no one feels different or left out because of disease. The only camp of its kind in Arizona, it is designed especially for kids aged seven to 14 with moderate to severe asthma. In a safe and medically monitored environment, the campers learn how to manage their asthma better. Their self-esteem increases as they participate in activities along with peers who know what it’s like to have an asthma episode. Best of all, a recent study has shown that programs like Camp Not-A-Wheeze can decrease the hospital stays and school absenteeism rates typically associated with childhood asthma.

ARKANSAS

American Lung Association Asthma Camp

ALA of Arkansas

211 Natural Resources Drive

Little Rock, AR 72205-1539

(501) 224-5864

lcullers @ lungark.org

Asthma Camp is a six-day residence camp for children ages 6 to 16 with moderate to severe asthma. The camp provides 24-hour medical supervision with allergists, pharmacists, and nurses on site and respiratory therapists giving treatments. Asthma Camp provides 50 children from around the state the opportunity to enjoy camping experiences such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping while also providing them the education they need to manage and cope with their asthma better. There is no fee to attend.

Med Camps Asthma Camp

Med Camps of Arkansas, Inc./Camp Aldersgate

2000 Aldersgate Road

Little Rock, AR 72205-7018

(501) 225-1444

Asthma_Camps

http://www. campalders gate, net

At Camp Aldersgate, Arkansas kids with asthma can get to know the great outdoors with the latest facilities and as few barriers as possible. Hundreds of campers with asthma come each year from across Arkansas and from surrounding states. The camp includes 120 acres of wooded hills, 22 buildings, a six-acre lake, cabins, two ropes courses, a fully accessible treehouse, an archery pavilion, horseback riding, two pools, and paved trails.

CALIFORNIA

AAFA Asthma Camp

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2330

Los Angeles, CA 90036-4216

(323) 937-7859

info @ aafasocal. com

http://www.aafasocal.com

AAFA asthma camp provides fun and adventure for children ages eight to 14 with asthma, as they also learn about their asthma and self-management skills. The camp promotes self-confidence and an understanding of ways to manage asthma through education. Doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists volunteer their time to teach children how to manage their asthma, while they participate in outdoor activities that will not affect their breathing. Boys and girls who have been diagnosed with mild to severe asthma are eligible to attend. Swimming, climbing wall, ropes challenge activity, basketball, arts and crafts, hiking, and asthma education are offered.

Camp Sierra

4948 North Arthur Avenue

Fresno, CA 93705-0603

(559) 222-4800

msue @ amerilungcencal.org

http://www.amerilungcencal.org

Camp Sierra is a residential camp with 24-hour medical supervision for children ages 10 to 13 held at Camp Wawona, located in Yosemite National Park. Activities include crafts, campfires, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, boating, games, and more. Teen Asthma Camp, also held at Camp Wawona, is available for ages 14-17. Teen Asthma Camp offers activities including canoeing, hiking, rock wall climbing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, ropes course, crafts, and visiting Yosemite’s valley floor. Asthma education and management is given to the campers every day.

Camp SuperStuff

American Lung Association of Santa Clara-San Benito

1469 Park Avenue

San Jose, CA 95126-2530

(408) 998-5864

 

http://www.lungsrus.org

Camp Super Stuff is an asthma camp for children and their families that addresses asthma problems by teaching asthma self-management and offering unique opportunities for children to socialize with their peers who have the same chronic illness. Camp Super Stuff was organized with the goal of providing an entertaining and educational summer camp experience. In addition to asthma self-management, campers are provided with opportunities for trying new activities at their own, often reduced level of participation. Camp fellowships and informal social interactions in a variety of settings (sports, picnicking, nature study, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, crafting, and so on) round out the program.

Family Asthma Camp

ALA of California

4948 North Arthur Avenue

Fresno, CA 93705-0603

(559) 222-4800

 

http://www. amerilungcencal.org

If anyone in the family suffers from asthma, the whole family can attend this camp, where family members receive age-appropriate asthma education.

SCAMP Camp

ALA of Orange County

1570 East 17th Street, Suite F

Santa Ana, CA 92705-8511

(714) 835-5864, ext. 105

 

http://www.oclung.org

The Southern California Asthma Medical Program (SCAMP) is a weeklong, overnight camp for children between the ages of eight to 14 with asthma. SCAMP Camp has been providing underserved asthmatic children with a unique, educational, and rewarding summer camp experience for more than 30 years. Kids learn how to manage their asthma better and enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming, mountain biking, and hiking. With thousands of pine trees, rolling hills, nature trails, and a small lake, YMCA Camp Marston is the perfect setting. “Scampers” enjoy swimming, canoeing, wall climbing, archery, soccer, campfire singing, and much more. Scampers also are involved in a variety of activities that will teach them to manage their asthma effectively, such as recognizing asthma, identifying triggers, preventing episodes, and communicating about asthma to others. Education is given on a daily basis and coordinated by trained medical volunteers. Physicians specializing in allergy/ pulmonary medicine, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health professionals are available 24 hours a day to provide routine and emergency treatment. Medications are administered on a regular schedule, and arrangements are made for those with dietary restrictions.

COLORADO

Champ Camp

ALA of Colorado

5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 100

Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2305

(303) 388-4327

 

http://www.alacolo.org/champcamp.cfm

Created by the American Lung Association of Colorado (ALAC) in 1979, Champ Camp is the state’s only residential summer camp for children with asthma. Children ages seven to 14 who can’t go to traditional camps because of their asthma can share their fears and experiences, learn asthma management, and participate in fun activities in a supportive setting. All Champ Camp activities are provided under the supervision of trained medical experts. More than 100 of these volunteers spend an entire week helping Champ Campers learn to manage their asthma while having fun in the great outdoors. Campers have the opportunity to participate in activities such as archery, canoeing, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, fitness challenges, outdoor education, swimming, crafts, and more.

FLORIDA

AAFAbulous Camp

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Florida

5421 Beaumont Center Boulevard, Suite 620

Tampa, FL 33634-5200

(813) 885-4484

 

http://www.aafaflorida.org

AAFA’s Florida chapter holds a one-week residential camp for underprivileged children ages eight to 12 with asthma. AAFAbulous Camp is free, and children are medically supervised while enjoying camping activities at Rotary’s Camp Florida in Brandon.

Asthma Summer Camp

ALA of Florida

5526 Arlington Road

Jacksonville, FL 32211-5216

(239) 275-7577

 

http://www.Lungfla.org

This weeklong sleepover camping experience at the Boggy Creek Gang Camp offers all of the traditional camp activities along with the medical facilities and support to make it a safe and educational environment for kids with asthma. This unique camping experience is for children between the ages of seven and 16.

Soaring Eagle Camp

ALAF-Southeast Area

2701 North Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL 33407-4526

(561) 659-7644

 

http://www. inhaleexhale.org

The only five-day camp for children aged seven to 12 with mild to moderate asthma in the state. The program includes traditional camp activities, arts and crafts, music, team sports, swimming, computer, raising butterflies, and field trips. In addition to trained camp counselors, the camp has a volunteer medical staff including local doctors, respiratory therapists, and nurses, as well as adult activities pals. Soaring Eagle offers more than 60 children with mild to intermittent asthma a unique, medically supervised environment. The camp also provides daily asthma management education to the parents and caregivers of the kids who attend. The camp is located on the grounds of the Benjamin School in North Palm Beach.

GEORGIA

Camp Breathe Easy

ALA of Georgia 2452 Spring Road SE Smyrna, GA 30080-3828

(770) 434-5864, ext. 224

 

http://www.alaga.org

Camp Breathe Easy is a seven-day, six-night overnight camp at beautiful Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia (about an hour east of Atlanta). The camp is designed for children aged seven to 13 with asthma who need medication and are limited in summer camping opportunities. The campers learn asthma self-management techniques and coping strategies to handle their illness better. Children receive a traditional summer camp experience under the watchful eye of medical professionals who volunteer their time to the program. Campers swim; rappel off trees; fish; canoe in the lake; play soccer, basketball, and miniature golf; and participate in ceramics and arts and crafts. The camp is operated by the American Lung Association of Georgia and is one of the largest asthma camps in the United States, serving up to 200 kids.

Champ Camp

ALA of Georgia

2050 Walton Way, Suite 208

Augusta, GA 30904-4163

(706) 738-6435

Champ Camp is a five-day summer camp for kids ages six to 12 who have been diagnosed with asthma and require daily medication. The goal of the camp is to promote self-confidence and responsibility in campers while helping them learn to manage their own asthma. Additionally, Champ Camp stresses to campers that despite their asthma, they can function as well as other children. Champ Camp specializes in caring for children suffering from respiratory disease and emphasizes the importance of a normal lifestyle. Campers are encouraged to explore a variety of interests, including swimming, sports, nature, and arts and crafts.

The Nancy J. Knight Camp Catch-A-Breath

ALA of Georgia

1104b West 3rd Avenue

Albany, GA 31707-3641

(229) 435-3626

The camp includes a week full of activities designed to educate children with asthma about their disease, while providing recreation suited to their special needs.

HAWAII

Asthma Sports Day Camp

ALA of Hawaii — Kauai

2992 Umi Street

Lihue, HI 96766-1344

(808) 245-4142

 

http://www. ala-hawaii. org

This camp is open to kids ages five to 12 with mild to severe asthma, who participate in outdoor recreational activities, sports clinics, and crafts in a camplike atmosphere. Children will improve their asthma management skills and their self-image as they make friends in a supportive and medically supervised environment.

Asthma Sports Day Camp

ALA of Hawaii — Maui

95 Mahalani Street

Wailuku, HI 96793-2521

(808) 244-5110

http://www. ala-hawaii .org

This camp is open to kids ages five to 12 with mild to severe asthma, who participate in three days of outdoor recreational activities, sports clinics, and crafts in a camplike atmosphere. Children will improve their asthma management skills and their self-image as they make friends in a supportive and medically supervised environment.

Asthma Sports Day Camp

ALA of Hawaii — Oahu

680 Iwilea Road, Suite 575

Honolulu, HI 96817-3921

(808) 537-5966, ext. 307

http://www. ala-hawaii. org/asthmasportsdaycamp. asp

This camp is open to kids ages five to 12 with mild to severe asthma, who participate in three days of outdoor recreational activities, sports clinics, and crafts in a camplike atmosphere. Children will improve their asthma management skills and their self-image as they make friends in a supportive and medically supervised environment.

IDAHO

Camp Super Breathers

American Lung Association of Idaho

1111 South Orchard, Suite 245

Boise, ID 83705

 

http://www.lungs.org

Camp Super Breathers is a five-day camping program north of Fairfield, Idaho, for children with asthma, ages nine to 13, who otherwise might never have a chance to enjoy the camping experience. Kids participate in day hikes, water sports, campfires, games, crafts, skits, and more. Medical supervision and health care is provided to ensure a safe, healthy, and happy camping experience for each child. The mission of Camp Super Breathers is to promote optimal health and wellness for children with asthma in a camp setting and to teach asthma management skills for life.

ILLINOIS

Camp Maywood

ALA of Metropolitan Chicago

1440 W. Washington Boulevard

Chicago,IL 60607-1821

(312) 432-2000

 

Maywood day camp is a five-day camp for six- to 12-year-olds who live or go to school or church in Maywood and have asthma. Located at Maywood Parks & Recreation, the camp is run by a community-based campaign including the American Lung Association, Loyola University Medical Center, and the Village of Maywood. Qualified applicants enjoy field trips and supervised play while receiving education on how to manage their asthma.

Camp SuperKids

ALA of Illinois-Iowa

3000 Kelly Lane

Springfield, IL 62711-6226

(800) LUN-GUSA

 

http://www.lungilia.org

Camp SuperKids has given children ages eight to 12 who have asthma an opportunity to have the same summer experience as their nonasthmatic peers. The Illinois camp is open to any child who has moderate to severe asthma from anywhere in the state, except Cook County, which has its own camp. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

INDIANA

Camp Superkids — Indiana

American Lung Association of Indiana

3454-A Stellhorn Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4630

(260) 486-2001

 

http://www.lungin.org

Camp Superkids at Camp Crosley, YMCA, near North Webster in Kosciusko County, is open to Indiana residents seven to 14 years old with moderate to severe asthma. No child will be denied acceptance because of financial need. Scholarships are provided through contributions to the ALA of Indiana camp fund.

IOWA

Camp SuperKids

ALA of Iowa

5601 Douglas Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50310-1800

(800) LUN-GUSA

 

http://www.lungilia.org

At this YWCA Camp in Boone, Indiana, kids learn about their asthma, the proper techniques for taking medicine, and training on how to manage their asthma better in a summer camp setting.

Children must be eight to 13 years old and on daily medication for asthma.

Junior Leaders

ALA of Iowa 5601 Douglas Avenue Des Moines, IA 50310-1800 (800) LUN-GUSA http://www.lungilia.org

Teens ages 14 to 16 with asthma can participate at this camp, located at YWCA at Boone, Indiana. Space is limited to 16 Junior Leaders (eight boys and eight girls). Junior Leaders will have a chance to participate in two overnight experiences and will learn leadership development by shadowing a camp counselor and joining a cabin with younger campers.

KENTUCKY

Camp Incredikids

ALA of Kentucky

4100 Churchman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215-1154

(502) 563-2652

 

http://www.kylung.org

The four-day camp teaches 30 youngsters how to manage asthma. Much of the asthma education taking place at the annual camp is in the form of games or crafts. The campers are carefully monitored by a staff of 20, many of whom are registered nurses, respiratory therapists, student nurses, and even teen “candy stripers” from the hospital’s volunteer roster.

Camp Superkids

ALA of Kentucky

4100 Churchman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215-1154

(502) 563-2652

 

http://www.kylung.org

Camp Superkids is an overnight camp for children ages seven to 13 who have moderate to severe asthma. It is staffed around the clock by nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and respiratory therapists; an infirmary is located on site, and additional health care facilities are within easy driving distance of Camp Piomingo, 20 miles south of Louisville. A variety of supervised activities allows campers to enjoy all the fun and challenges of a regular camp, such as swimming, arts and crafts, a challenge course with wall climbing, a ropes course, archery, hiking, and kayaking at Doe Valley Lake.

Camp We No Wheeze

ALA of Kentucky

4100 Churchman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215-1154

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(502) 563-2652

 

http://www.kylung.org

This camp offers kids aged six to 12 a chance to have fan and make new friends while gaining self-confidence and learning how to take control of their asthma.

Camp Wheeze Be Gone

ALA of Kentucky

4100 Churchman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215-1154

(502) 563-2652

 

http://www.kylung.org

This camp offers kids aged six to 12 a chance to have fan and make new friends while gaining self-confidence and learning how to take control of their asthma.

Camp Wonderkids

ALA of Kentucky

4100 Churchman Avenue

Louisville, KY 40215-1154

(502) 563-2652

 

http://www.kylung.org

Camp Wonderkids is a weeklong day camp at Madisonville City Park for children with asthma. There are a variety of activities, including swimming, tennis, soccer, hiking, and arts and crafts, as well as asthma education.

LOUISIANA

Camp Pelican

Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp/La Lions Camp

P.O. Box 333

Kenner, LA 70063-0333

(504) 466-7124

 

http://www.camppelican.org

Camp Pelican at the Louisiana Lions Camp is an overnight residential camp for children with moderate to severe asthma or other pulmonary problems. Founded in 1977, Camp Pelican is jointly sponsored by the Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp, Inc., and the Louisiana Lions Camp. More than 100 kids attend annually and participate in education, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and other camping activities. Medical staff including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and social workers participate in the camp.

MAINE

AH! Asthma Camp

MaineHealth

465 Congress Street, Suite 600

Portland, ME 04101-3528

(207) 541-7515

 

AH! Asthma camp is a one-week overnight camp at the state YMCA camp in Winthrop Maine. Children participate in canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, and other activities alongside other campers. Asthma Camp is a great way for kids to have fun while learning more about their asthma and how to keep it under control. Doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists provide medical care around the clock to AH! Campers. Space is limited to 32 children between the ages of eight and 13.

MARYLAND

Camp Superkids

ALA of Maryland

11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza 1, Suite 600

Hunt Valley, MD 21031

(410) 560-2120, ext. 224

 

http://www.marylandlung.org

This overnight asthma camp is located at Camp Friendship, for children seven-and-a-half to 12 years of age. During the week of camp, kids participate in arts and crafts, nature hikes, karate, swimming, sport activities, and much more. Along with these activities there are two sessions a day of asthma education.

MASSACHUSETTS

Camp Chest Nut

American Lung Association of Massachusetts, Inc. 5 Mountain Road Burlington, MA 01803-4712

(781) 272-2866

ddemoranville @ lungma.org

http://www.lungma.org

This overnight camp for children aged eight to 13 with asthma is held at the Bement Camp and Conference Center in Charlton Depot, Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN

Camp Michi-MAC

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

39136 Canterbury Drive

Harrison Township, MI 48045-6017

(586) 465-0163

asthmacamp @ hotmail .com

http://www. aaf amich. org

Camp Michi-MAC is a unique camp that mainstreams children with asthma into regular camp activities with nonasthmatic campers. Kids from third through eighth grade may attend. There is a 24-hour volunteer medical staff consisting of doctors, allergists and pulmonologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists at the camp.

MINNESOTA

Camp Superkids

ALA of Minnesota

490 Concordia Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55103-2412

(651) 227-8014

asthmacamp @ alamn .org

http://www.alamn.org

Camp Superkids at the YMCA Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, Minnesota, celebrates 40 years of offering children a way learn about their asthma, the proper techniques for taking medicine, and training on how to better manage their asthma in a summer camp setting. Children must be eight to 13 years old and on daily medication for asthma. Junior Leaders is a program for teens 14 to 16 years old who must have attended Camp Superkids previously.

Camp We-No-Wheeze North

ALA of Minnesota

424 West Superior Street, Suite 203

Duluth, MN 55802-1542

(218) 726-4721

 

This three-day overnight camping experience is set at beautiful Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Campers and parents start out at the University of Minnesota (Duluth campus), and campers are bused to the location. Asthma education is integrated throughout the program. A medical team is on site 24 hours a day.

Camp We-No-Wheeze South

Community Memorial Hospital

P.O. Box 5600

855 Mankato Avenue

Winona, MN 55987-0600

(507) 457-4423

 

This three-day, two-night camp incorporates fun with learning. Eagle Bluff offers classes and experience about Minnesota history (pioneer village) and nature (pond life), plus a ropes course and rock wall climbing for kids with asthma.

We No Wheeze Central

1511 Northway Drive, Suite 101

Saint Cloud, MN 56303-1262

(320) 654-8266

 

This camp is set at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, where children learn about their asthma, the proper techniques for taking medications, and how to manage their asthma better, all within a summer camp setting.

MISSISSIPPI

Camp Breath Ezzzze

North Mississippi Medical Center

Respiratory Care

830 South Gloster Street

Tupelo, MS 38801-4934

(662) 377-2542

 

http: //www.asthmacamp .net

The first camp in Mississippi for kids aged six to 12 with asthma, Camp Breathe Ezzzze features fun activities, as well as educational sessions on asthma and its treatment. The camp is designed to boost self-esteem and nurture friendships among children with asthma. Camp Breathe Ezzzze is sponsored by the North Mississippi Medical Center with assistance from the American Lung Association of Mississippi and Project Hope. Around-the-clock care is provided by registered nurses and respiratory therapists.

Camp Wheez-Away

ALA of Mississippi

P.O. Box 2178

Ridgeland, MS 39158-2178

(601) 206-5810

kcallaway @ alams. o rg

Camp Wheez-Away is a summer camp for Mississippi children ages eight to 12 with asthma located at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman, Mississippi. At Camp Wheez-Away, campers learn to manage their asthma better; enjoy great food, fun, and prizes; and participate in games and activities supervised by qualified medical volunteers.

MISSOURI

Camp Super Breathers

Cass Medical Center

1800 East Mechanic Street

Harrisonville, MO 64701-2017

(816) 380-5888, ext. 416

 

This day camp at the Harrisonville Christian Church is for kids seven to 13 with asthma. The camp offers activities related to asthma education, including swimming, hiking, asthma Olympics, an overnight shut-in, and family involvement.

Camp SuperKids

ALA of Missouri

1118 Hampton Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63139-3147

(314) 645-5505, ext. 1003

 

The American Lung Association of Missouri in partnership with Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club provides kids ages six to 16 the opportunity to learn about asthma and how it affects both them and their families. Campers receive daily asthma education classes and carefully monitoring by health professionals while they participate in a variety of exciting activities.

MONTANA

Camp Huff N Puff

ALA of the Northern Rockies

825 Helena Avenue

Helena, MT 59601

(406) 442-6556

 

The ALA of the Northern Rockies sponsors a weeklong camp for children with asthma ages seven to 13 at Luccock Park Methodist Church camp in Livingston. The camp is attended around the clock by a physician and nurses. All camp staff are volunteers with the exception of camp counselors. Campers requiring medication receive careful attention to their medical routines, and their prescribed medicines are dispensed by nurses.

NEBRASKA

Camp Superkids

ALA of Nebraska

7101 Newport Avenue, Suite 303

Omaha, NE 68152-2167

(402) 572-3030

 

Camp Superkids was created for children with moderate to severe asthma. Camp Superkids gives children who have asthma a chance to experience a camping setting in a medically supervised and safe environment. A week of Camp Superkids helps children learn more about themselves, others, and their condition.

NEVADA

Camp Breathe Easy

ALA of Nevada

6275 Neil Road, Suite 300

Reno, NV 89511-1136

(775) 829-5874

 

http://www.lungs.org

Camp Breathe Easy at Camp Concord, Lake Tahoe, includes all the fun of regular camp, swimming, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, and more, along with asthma education. Medical staff is available 24 hours a day. Campers may receive medications, respiratory therapy if needed, and nonallergenic diets as needed.

Carson Asthma Day Camp

ALA of Nevada

6275 Neil Road, Suite 300

Reno, NV 89511-1136

(775) 829-5864

http://www.lungs.org

Asthma day camp provides youth ages five to 12 the opportunity to learn how to manage their asthma while having fun in a camp setting. Activities include arts, crafts, games, and more. Medical staff is available during the course of the day.

Reno Asthma Day Camp

ALA of Nevada

6275 Neil Road, Suite 300

Reno, NV 89511-1136

(775) 829-5864

 

Asthma day camp provides youths ages five to 12 the opportunity to learn how to manage their asthma while having fun in a camp setting. Activities include arts, crafts, games, and more. Medical staff are available throughout the day. Campers can receive medication, other respiratory therapy, and nonallergenic diets. Activities include arts, crafts, games, sports and more.

NEW JERSEY

Camp Superkids

ALA of New Jersey

1600 Route 22 East

Union, NJ 07083-3415

(908) 687-9340, ext. 21

 

Now in its 24th year, Camp Superkids at the Fairview Lake YMCA Camp and Conference Center provides an exciting, one-week, educational, overnight camping experience for New Jersey children eight to 12 years of age. Activities include boating, swimming,nature trails, archery, land sports, climbing tower, arts and crafts, and asthma education classes.

NEW YORK

Camp Superkids

ALA of New York

Syracuse, NY 13202-1918

 

(212) 889-3370

Camp Superkids is a residential summer camp for children ages eight to 12 with moderate to severe asthma. Camp Superkids provides a one-week camping experience that includes swimming, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, boating, and special events. Sprinkled throughout the day, educational classes teach the children asthma self-management techniques. Children learn breathing exercises, learn how to use their medication properly, and master the steps they need to control their disease instead of letting it control them. Respiratory therapists and nurses provide asthma education, and camp staff provide traditional camping activities. Medical staff are available on site to provide medical attention if needed. The children stay in year-round Adirondack-style lodges surrounded by 1,100 acres of rolling fields and forests with a 46-acre lake.

Camp Superkids

ALA of New York

225 Wireless Boulevard

Hauppauge, NY 11788-3914

(631) 325-5585, ext. 20

 

Camp Superkids of Metro New York services 100 children with moderate persistent to severe asthma, providing a one-week sleep-away camping experience that includes swimming, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, boating, and special events. Educational classes teach the children asthma self-management techniques. The camp, which serves children from New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties (Long Island), is in Copake, New York, 100 miles north of New York City. Camper scholarships are given to most campers. ALA-sponsored educational groups are a daily part of the program.

NORTH CAROLINA

Camp Air Care

ALA of North Carolina

5315 Greenbrook Drive

Charlotte, NC 28205-6521

(704) 716-4300

http://www.lungnc.org

Camp Air Care provides recreational day camp programs run during the summer months for children with asthma. Asthma education is integrated into fun camp activities, and campers leave the experience with improved self-esteem and a sense of empowerment for handling their disease.

Camp Challenge

Oak Hill Fellowship, Inc.

3824 Barrett Drive, Suite 107

Raleigh, NC 27609

(919) 782-2888

http://www.campoakhill.org

For one session each summer, Camp Oak Hill operates Camp

Challenge, a special week for children suffering from asthma at a camp dedicated to Christian values and leadership development. During Camp Challenge, professional medical volunteers enable asthma suffers not only to participate in this life-changing experience but also to learn asthma management skills. Camp Challenge helps campers experience new freedoms in a Christian environment.

Mission Kids Camp (formerly Camp Mountain Air)

509 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 778-9094

http://missionhospitals.org/camp-mountainair.htm

This one-week sleep-away camp is designed for boys and girls ages eight to 13 with asthma (a teen camp is also offered for teens aged 14 through 16). Located near Hendersonville, North Carolina, in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, the camp offers campers with asthma a variety of fun outdoor activities. In the process, they also learn more about managing their asthmaeverything from identifying what triggers an asthma episode to taking their daily medications. The Mission Kids Camp provides an action-packed week of outdoor activities, including hiking, a climbing tower, swimming, field games, music, zip-line, boating, a ropes course, campfires, and arts and crafts. These activities help improve self-confidence, respect for others, and respect for the environment. The camp’s medical staff includes physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists.

Victory Junction Gang Camp

4500 Adam’s Way Randleman, NC 27317 (336) 495-2017 http://www.lungnc.org/programs/asthma/asthmacamps_details.

This one-week sleep-away camp for ages seven through 15 is offered under the auspices of the American Lung Association and the Victory Junction Gang.

OHIO

Camp Superkids — Camp Kern

ALA of Ohio

11113 Kenwood Road

Cincinnati, OH 45242-1817

(513) 985-3990, ext. 17

 

http://www.ohiolung.org

At this camp, children with asthma are given a chance to take part in an overnight camping program. An excellent asthma education program is provided in addition to the regular camping experiences that many remember as an important part of childhood.

COBA Asthma Camp

Central Ohio Breathing Association

1520 Old Henderson Road

Columbus, OH 43220-3639

(614) 457-4570, ext. 11

 

http://www.breathingassociation.org

This two-day camp at Recreation Unlimited at 7700 Piper Road, Ashley, Ohio, is open to children between the ages of seven and 14 who are currently under a physician’s care for moderate to severe asthma. The camp offers fan activities, good food, and creative asthma education in a beautiful camp setting. Caregivers are also welcome to attend. Children must live in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Licking, Union, Pickway, or Fairfield counties.

OREGON

Camp Christmas Seal

American Lung Association of Oregon

7420 Southwest Bridgeport Road, Suite 200

Tigard, OR 97224

(800) 586-4872

 

http://www.lungoregon.org

Children with asthma will swim, hike, boat, sing campfire songs,and enjoy camp life at Camp Christmas Seal at Camp Namanu. They also receive daily asthma education sessions to improve their asthma awareness and promote asthma control.

PENNSYLVANIA

Camp AsthmaCadabra

ALA of Pennsylvania

Marywood University, Center For Healthy Families

2300 Adams Avenue

Scranton, PA 18509

(570) 346-1784

 

http://www.alapa.org

An overnight camp for children who have asthma, cosponsored by the American Lung Association and the Max & Lorraine Foundation. The camp, at the YMCA’s Camp Kresge in White Haven, is for boys and girls ages seven to 12 who might otherwise be denied a summer camping experience because of their asthma. Camp AsthmaCadabra’s main goal is for children with asthma to have fun and enjoy a weekend camping adventure. The emphasis at Camp AsthmaCadabra is to help children better understand their asthma. This increases their self-confidence and enhances their ability to cope with asthma. In addition to traditional summer activities like swimming, boating, and arts and crafts, campers will participate in educational sessions on asthma and how it affects them.

Camp Breathe EZ

American Respiratory Alliance Western PA

Cranberry Professional Park

201 Smith Drive, Suite E

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

(800) 220-1990

 

http://www.healthylungs.org

These day camps are for children ages six to 12 with asthma in the Pittsburgh area. Campers participate in a number of educational sessions covering a variety of asthma self-management topics. Teens with asthma, ages 13 to 18, may participate as junior counselors.

Camp Green Zone

York Hospital/Wellspan Health

1001 South George Street

York, PA 17403-3676

(717) 851-4339

 

Camp Green Zone provides a day camp experience for children between the ages of seven and 12 at Venn State-York. Education is provided for campers and parents alike. Activities that enhance the camp experience include physical fitness, swimming, arts and crafts, and presentations by special guest vistors. Activities are designed to promote self-care, self-image, and independence for children with asthma.

Camp Huff ‘n Puff

American Respiratory Alliance of Western PA

Cranberry Professional Park

201 Smith Drive, Suite E

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

(800) 220-990

 

http://www.healthylungs.org

Camp Huff ‘n Puff, now in its 22nd year, provides a four-day camping adventure for children with asthma ages eight to 13.

In addition to asthma education sessions, activities include swimming, hiking, a ropes challenge course, arts and crafts, team sports, and plenty of time to make new friends.

RHODE ISLAND

Asthma Camp 2005

Community Asthma Programs/Hasbro Children’s Hospital

593 Eddy Street, P.O. Box 438

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 444-6268

 

http://www.lifespan.org/Services/Allergy/HCH

Children attending Asthma Camp at Canonicas Camp and Conference Center are nine to 13 years old and have been diagnosed with moderate or severe persistent asthma. Campers are provided a traditional camp experience that includes swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, arts and crafts, field games, and activities that enhance leadership skills. The camp provides the added security of a 24-hour volunteer medical staff. One hour of daily asthma education games is also incorporated into camp activities, making it fun for the campers to learn good asthma management skills.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Camp Air Waves, Camp Puff ‘n Stuff, and Camp Sea Breeze

ALA — Southeast Region

1941 Savage Road, Suite 200a

Charleston, SC 29407-4789

(843) 556-8451

 

The Camp Air Waves and Camp Sea Breeze programs are designed to help kids better understand their asthma, to reduce the frequency and severity of their asthma symptoms, to reduce their exposure to allergens, and to develop an asthma management plan. Camp Puff ‘n Stuff gives kids with asthma who are unable to attend other camps the opportunity to enjoy a summer camping experience while under medical supervision. The kids learn how to better manage their asthma, how to take their medications correctly, why they need to take their medications as prescribed, and how to reduce the frequency and severity of their asthma symptoms.

TENNESSEE

Camp Wezbegon

Allergy & Asthma Affiliates P.O. Box 18125 Knoxville, TN 37928-2125

(865) 977-8242

 

Camp Wezbegon aims to provide a unique five-day summer camp at Wesley Woods Camp in Townsend, Tennessee, for children ages eight to 12 with asthma, whose health has made it difficult for them to attend a regular summer camp. On-site 24-hour medical supervision by teams of volunteer physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists is provided. A camp activity staff, expertly oriented to meet the specialized needs of the asthmatic, coordinates a program that includes arts and crafts, hiking, games, campfires, swimming, songfests, and more.

TEXAS

Camp Broncho-Dallas and Ft. Worth

ALA of Texas

8150 Brookriver Drive, Suite 102

Dallas, TX 75247-4068

(214) 631-5864, ext. 202

 

http://www.texaslung.org

Camp Broncho at Camp John Marc in Meridian, aims to provide kids affected by asthma, who may not otherwise attend summer camps, challenging opportunities in a medically safe and educationally supportive environment. Campers are selected based on the severity of their asthma as indicated by their physician. This camp is for kids ages seven to 14.

Camp Broncho-Alamo Region

ALA of Texas

8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 140

San Antonio, TX 78230

(210) 308-8978

 

http://www.texaslung.org

Camp Broncho-Alamo is a medically supervised asthma campat John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, designed for moderate to severe asthmatic children ages eight to 12.

The program has worked with children and families since 1989.

Camp Easy Breathers

Coastal Bend Asthma Initiative

3533 South Alameda Street

Corpus Christi, TX 78411-1721

(361) 694-4580

 

http://www.driscollchildrens.org/campeasybreathers

Camp Easy Breathers is a specialty camp located at Del Mar College-East Campus for children seven to 12 years of age with asthma. At camp, children learn about their airways and the changes that happen in the airways when asthma flares up. Children practice asthma management skills in swimming, arts and crafts, and other activities. Camp teaches children the importance of asthma and preventing attacks.

Camp Wenoweez

Children’s Respiratory Summer Camp Foundation 6621 Fannin Houston, TX 77030 (832) 822-3392

 

Camp Wenoweez is a special camp for youths ages seven to 12 with asthma. It takes place at Camp for All in Burton, Texas.

Huff ‘n Puff

ALA of Texas

2830 Calder Street

Beaumont, TX 77702-1809

(409) 899-7065

 

Children from six to 12 who have asthma can attend Christus Hospital’s annual Camp Huff ‘n Puff, a day camp for children with asthma.

Shannon Sneeze & Wheeze Asthma Camp

Shannon Health & Wellness, Children’s Miracle Net

424 South Chadbourne Street

San Angelo, TX 76903-6926

(325) 481-6170

 

Shannon Sneeze and Wheeze Asthma Camp is a four-day, medically supervised day camp at Barnhart Lake Ranch, Lake Nasworthy, for children who are entering fourth through seventh grade and who have been diagnosed with asthma. While at camp, children are encouraged to participate in all camp activities, such as swimming, field sports, arts and crafts, team challenges, fitness activities, and asthma education activities. The asthma education is provided by health care professionals.

Texas Asthma Camp for Kids

ALA of Texas

11937 U.S. Highway 271

Tyler, TX 75708-3154

 

Campers ages seven to 14 learn together to take an active role in the management of their asthma during work and play. The campers receive excellent medical support in a 24-hour clinic staffed by on-site physicians and nurses.

UTAH

Camp Wyatt

ALA of Utah

1930 South 1100 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84106-2317

(801) 484-4456

 

Camp Wyatt provides kids a chance to be away from their parents for a week; doctors and nurses are on staff 24 hours a day. Camp Wyatt offers an old-fashioned camping experience in the foothills of Tooele and is the only camp in the Intermountain area for children ages eight to 14 with asthma.

VIRGINIA

Camp ASTHMAtopia-Middleburg

ALA of Virginia

9221 Forest Hill Avenue

Richmond, VA 23235-6876

(804) 267-1900

http://www.lungusa.org/virginia

At asthma camp, children can have fun, receive support from one another, and manage their asthma at the same time. This camp emphasizes in educating the campers about their disease and how to manage the physical and psychosocial aspects of it.

Camp Incredible

ALA of Virginia

9221 Forest Hill Avenue

Richmond, VA 23235-6876

(804) 267-1900

http://www. lungusa.org/virginia

Camp Incredible is a day camping adventure for children with asthma ages six to 12. The American Lung Association of Virginia and the Central Virginia Asthma Coalition sponsor this one-day camping experience at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.

Camp Superkids-Abingdon

ALA of Virginia

370 East Main Street

P.O. Box 1249

Abingdon, VA 24210-2906

(276) 628-1277

 

http://www. lungusa.org/virginia

This three-day day camp at the Harry Coomes Recreation Center,Abingdon, offers activities, education, and meals. All camp volunteers complete a screening process.

Camp Superkids-Roanoke

ALA of Virginia

3512 Brambleton Avenue, Suite 3

Roanoke, VA 24018-6525

(540) 774-5864

 

This three-day camp at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Virginia, offers activities and education; meals and snacks are provided. The camp is medically supervised, and all camp volunteers complete a screening process.

WASHINGTON

Camp Sealth-Western Washington

American Lung Association of Washington

Camp Fire USA

8511 15th Avenue, NE

Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 461-8550, ext. 247

 

http://www.campfire-usa.org

Co-ed resident camp for kids grades one through 12. Eight camp sessions are open to kids with asthma; specialized medical staff is on hand to provide education and support.

WEST VIRGINIA

Camp Catch Your Breath

ALA of West Virginia

P.O. Box 3980

Charleston, WV 25339-3980

(304) 342-6600

Chantal @ alawv.org

http: //www. alawv. rg

This weeklong camp for kids with asthma is held at Jackson’s Mill in Weston, West Virginia, and provides a fun and educational experience for children who might not otherwise get to go to camp. During the session, kids will learn by sharing their experiences, making decisions about their conditions, and expressing their feelings about living with asthma. In addition to the educational component, children will participate in games, sports, swimming, and crafts.

WISCONSIN

Camp WIKIDAS

American Lung Association of Wisconsin

13100 W Lisbon Road, Suite 700

Brookfield, WI 53005-2508

(262) 703-4200

 

http://www.lungwi.org

Camp WIKIDAS is a camp for boys and girls ages eight to 13 with asthma at Camp Wawbeek in Wisconsin Dells. Children must be on daily asthma medication to attend. These kids differ from other kids only in their strength and commitment to managing their asthma. Camp builds confidence, heightens awareness of asthma, and helps campers cope with their conditionall in the context of a fun and safe summer camp experience.

 

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