Delaware Asthma Camp
The American Lung Association in Delaware partners with Nemours AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care, Bayhealth, Beebe Healthcare and Delaware Technical Community College- Respiratory Program to hold an annual asthma camp for children.
Delaware Asthma Camp is an overnight (Saturday-Sunday) held at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes, Delaware. This camp offers a chance for children 7-11 years old with asthma to learn more about self -management in a safe and fun environment. Thanks to the help of local medical volunteers, camp is a safe environment for children who may not otherwise be able to attend a traditional camp due to their asthma.
What do Children do at Camp?
Thanks to the help of the Respiratory Program at Delaware Technical Community College, campers learn about asthma triggers, asthma medications, how to use a spacer and peak flow meter by participating in games and fun exercises.
In addition to asthma education, campers also enjoy the beach front property at the Children’s Beach House and get to swim, kayak and paddle board. Campers will also do the low ropes course on the Children’s Beach House premises.
On Saturday evening, there is a camper dance and theme. It allows camp volunteers and campers to have fun!
What is included at the Delaware Asthma Camp?
There is transportation available for children in Wilmington, Dover and Seaford. Transportation is FREE however it is subject to the availability of medical professionals and the number of campers coming from those locations.
During your child’s stay at camp all foods, including snacks and beverages are provided by the camp. Sometimes parents who have children with food allergies may be concerned about having the right foods available. The Delaware Asthma Camp is peanut and tree nut free. We also have accommodations for other food allergies.
Medical & Volunteer Support
All adult volunteers and staff go through background checks by the state. In addition, medical volunteers dedicate their time to make sure children with asthma receive their medications and handle any medical issue that arises.
Spacers/Peak Flow Meters
All campers will receive a spacer and peak flow meter to help with their asthma management. At camp, they will learn techniques on how to use the spacer and peak flow meters.
FUN, FUN, and more FUN!
Delaware Asthma Camp Medication Check:
Campers learning about the dangers of tobacco use by the KBG Team:
The Children’s Beach House, Lewes, Delaware:
Fun at the Camp Dance Party:
Team Work- Low Ropes Course:
Learning About Asthma:
The Delaware Asthma Camp is available for children 7-11 years old with asthma. Registration is just $50, however scholarships are available!
How do I register for the Delaware Asthma Camp?