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Asthma Day Camp

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Asthma Camp 2021 will be held July 19th - July 23rd.

To register, please download and complete the application packet. For electronic submission, email applications to the SVMHS Health Promotion office at: HealthPromotion@svmh.com

Application Packet

Emergency Information

Space is limited. It is important that your application be returned promptly in order to reserve your child’s place at Camp. The physician referral may be returned at a later date due to doctor availability, but must be turned in by the pre-camp meeting. Register now!

Paquete de Solicitud

INFORMACION DE EMERGENCIA

Espacio es limitado. Es importante que entregue su solicitud de inmediato, a fin de reservar el lugar para su niño en el Campamento de Asma. La derivación del médico puede entregarse en una fecha posterior debido a la disponibilidad del médico. Regístrate ahora!

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 36th year, offers children with mild to severe asthma a chance to enjoy outdoor activities in a safe and supervised environment.

The week is full of outdoor adventures such as hiking, swimming, soccer and more. 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 friend and family luncheon along with some activities.

Asthma Camp is fully funded by donations made to the SVMH Foundation through our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program. We are grateful for support from donors and from our SVMHS physicians for helping make this program possible.

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