Many families may already be planning for the upcoming summer. Attending camp is one of many rites of passage for children, and those with asthma shouldn’t have to miss out. We’ve previously shared tips for families of children with asthma on choosing and preparing for summer camp. This year we’d like to highlight a couple of summer camp options in North Carolina.
Camp Victory Junction: Heart/Lung/Kidney – July 14 – 18 2019
Children with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, and others with serious illnesses that would preclude them from attending a traditional summer camp program should look into the options at Camp Victory Junction.
This summer, children ages 6 to 16, with asthma can register for Camp Victory Junction in Randleman, NC. The week of July 14-18 is designated especially for kids with heart, lung, kidney, and immunological diseases. Camp Victory Junction provides a typical camp experience within a medically-safe environment.
Visit the camp website (https://victoryjunction.org/ ) for additional information about the schedule and registration.
Camp Coast: Helping Kids Control Their Asthma
The Vidant Medical center Pediatric Asthma program and Children’s Miracle Network in Greenville NC sponsor Camp Coast. This program includes day camps at a variety of locations like school and wellness centers. Weekend retreats are also offered throughout the year.
The fall weekend retreat is for children ages 7 to 17, along with their parents. This unique program includes all the activities you’d expect to experience at camp, along with educational sessions about asthma and tips to improve control of the disease.
Camp Coast is staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. These respiratory professionals are on hand to provide medical care and also observe campers’ medication administration to ensure proper usage for optimal treatment.
Transportation from Greenville to the camp location in Columbia, NC is available.
Visit their website for additional information and to contact camp staff about registration information. (https://www.vidanthealth.com/Programs-Support/Childrens/Camps)