United Hospital Center and the American Lung Association of West Virginia–together with their sponsors and supporters–are proud to announce “Camp Catch Your Breath” for children, ages 8-13, with asthma. CCYB is a week-long, overnight, summer camp for boys and girls that provides a fun and educational experience for children with asthma children who might not otherwise get to go to camp.
Camp is traditionally held the last week in July.
During camp, the children will learn by sharing their experiences, make decisions about their conditions and express their feelings about having asthma. In addition to the educational components, children will participate in games, sports, swimming, and crafts.
Campers will be supervised by staff from participating hospitals. A physician will be present at all times and emergency medical support will be readily available. The camp counselors are respiratory specialists. Staff from the Lung Association will be in attendance.
A stay at Camp Catch Your Breath will give your child:
- An increased knowledge of asthma
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Asthma self-management skills
- Improved mental, physical, and social well-being
- A fun camping experience in a safe and healthy environment