Children living with asthma have the unique opportunity to learn how to
better manage their condition while experiencing a summer camp environment
with other children and adults who understand the impact of asthma. The
Mark Velcoff, MD Asthma Camp, which is celebrating its 34th year, offers
children with mild to severe asthma a chance to enjoy outdoor activities
in a safe and supervised environment. Registration is open now for the
weeklong camp, set for July 22 - July 26, 2019.
The week is full of outdoor adventures such as hiking, swimming, soccer
and even yoga. The immersive camp is as educational as it is fun. Campers
learn about their condition, such as what triggers their asthma, the importance
of the medications they take and how asthma affects their bodies.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this camp for children with
asthma,” says Steven Prager, MD, camp medical director. “Our
camp empowers children with asthma, giving them a unique experience and
profoundly affecting them for the rest of their lives.”
The physical activities all take place under the supervision of trained
staff, including physicians and clinical volunteers from Salinas Valley
Memorial Healthcare System.
At the start of camp, all participants get a t-shirt, fanny pack an interactive
workbook outlining a week of activities, tools to remember and a place
to track their success. On the final day, there is a camp Olympics, family
lunch and graduation.
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and Children’s Miracle
Network sponsor the Mark Velcoff, MD Asthma Camp. The weeklong camp is
held at Monterey Park School from July 22-26, 9:00am to 3:00pm for children
ages 6 to 12 with mild to severe asthma. The cost is $55 per child and
scholarships are available.
To register, please download and complete the application packet. For electronic
submission, email applications to the SVMHS Health Promotion office at:
Application Packet (English)
Application Packet (Spanish)
For credit card payment, click the button below.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 15, 2019