Medical Camps

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Champ Camp: Asthma camps are organized and staffed by highly trained medical professionals, including specialists, physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists to ensure the campers' asthma is well managed during camp through taking their medication and removing or managing asthma triggers. Both parents and kids with asthma can breathe easy knowing they will be well taken care of at asthma camp. Asthma camp is exclusively for children and youth with persistent asthma. Many of the youth who attend asthma camp are not allowed to attend a "mainstream" camp because of their chronic disease, daily medications, or because parents are simply not comfortable not knowing the level of care their child will receive away from home. This camp is at Camp Chinchagook on Lake George in New York. Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, the Lung Association provides full scholarships for children ages 8-11 with moderate to severe asthma. For more information, contact Ron Douglass, rdouglass@lungne.org or 802-876-6860.
Community Asthma Programs of Hasbro Children's Hospital directs Rhode Island's only overnight camp designed specifically for children with asthma. Asthma camps are organized and staffed by highly trained medical professionals, including specialists, physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists to ensure the campers' asthma is well managed during camp through taking their medication and removing or managing asthma triggers. Both parents and kids with asthma can breathe easy knowing they will be well taken care of at asthma camp. Asthma camp is exclusively for children and youth with persistent asthma. Many of the youth who attend asthma camp are not allowed to attend a "mainstream" camp because of their chronic disease, daily medications, or because parents are simply not comfortable not knowing the level of care their child will receive away from home. The camp is open to boys and girls with asthma who are between 9 and 13 years old, and is held at the Canonicus Camp and Conference Center in Exeter, Rhode Island. The cabins are air-conditioned, and the campers are housed by gender and age group. Counselors are hand-picked to ensure your child enjoys camping and educational activities. Camperships have been made possible through the generosity of various community organizations, and all of the cost is covered for each child.
Asthma camps are organized and staffed by highly trained medical professionals, including specialists, physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists to ensure the campers' asthma is well managed during camp through taking their medication and removing or managing asthma triggers. Both parents and kids with asthma can breathe easy knowing they will be well taken care of at asthma camp. Asthma camp is exclusively for children and youth with persistent asthma. Many of the youth who attend asthma camp are not allowed to attend a "mainstream" camp because of their chronic disease, daily medications, or because parents are simply not comfortable not knowing the level of care their child will receive away from home. A six-day residential camp for children ages 8-12 with asthma. Priority will be given to children who require daily medication and/or who have not previously been to an asthma camp. Camp Spinnaker is hosted by Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, NH
Our goal is to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of families with children with life-threatening and/or serious conditions. Nevertheless, camp is just that: camp!! We love our little rustic space in the woods and hope that you will too. Each family will have their own small, modest cabin – cabins have electricity and also a small fridge. Bathrooms are located in a separate building. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily – along with plenty of fresh and tasty snacks.Nestled deep in the woods of Brewster, Massachusetts is Dream Day’s special Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe. To be eligible for acceptance into Dream Day, a child (age 18 & under) must have a serious illness or a severe chronic medical condition that significantly affects their day-to-day existence. Referrals come from a variety of sources: hospitals, clinics, schools, pediatricians and other health care providers, social workers, case managers, rehabilitation centers, and more.
Barton Day Camp Boston is returning for its 10th year at Mass College of Pharmacy, near Fenway, home of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox! Campers will have the opportunity to take Boston by storm exploring all that the city has to offer, making a splash at the pool, constructing amazing art, and playing fun camp games, while creating lasting friendships. Public transportation makes traveling to and from camp a snap! If you’re not quite ready for a two-week overnight camp, but still want to share a fantastic experience with other boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 12 with Type 1 diabetes, you’ll find Barton’s summer day camps a great choice.
Camp Joslin provides boys and young men with an exciting combination of camping, fun, diabetes education, support, and recreation! With access to more than 200 acres, in North Oxford, Massachusetts the small staff to camper ratio of 3:1 includes a team of health care professionals consisting of physicians, nurses, dietitians, and mental health professionals. Our well-trained counselors serve as wonderful role models, as most have Type 1 diabetes themselves and were Barton campers when they were younger.Boys, ages 6-16. One, two, or three week sessions with bridge weekend options.
Clara Barton residential camp allows you to have the time of your life with other girls who are just like you. Diabetes education is integral to the camp program and includes formal and fun education sessions and active use of "teachable moments" by staff. Special guests, including professional athletes and performers, many with Type 1 diabetes, are also frequent visitors to the camp.Girls, ages 6-16. One, two, or three week sessions with bridge weekend options.
The Madden Open Hearts Camp has a structured program, involving campers in up to five activities each day. The program blends instruction in sports, recreation, arts and environmental activities. There are two rest periods built into the day, and a daily evening activity.For ages 8-16 – who have had open heart surgery or a transplant and have fully recovered from that surgery.