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  • Asthma Camp

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    "The best part of camp was that I got to meet a lot of people with the same problem I have. It really helped me understand my asthma and how to control it." -Camper
    "I was most impressed upon arrival with the organization of the check-in. It was efficient, speedy, yet at the same time each station took as much time as needed to ask the parent and children about important factors." -Parent
    "He learned what the triggers are and also how to personalize them." -Parent

    "(My child learned) how to take care of her asthma, asthma triggers, and signs of coming asthma attacks." - Parent

    Community Asthma Programs of Hasbro Children's Hospital directs Rhode Island's only overnight camp designed specifically for children with asthma. The annual summer camp gives children the opportunity to control their asthma through education in a positive, healthy, safe and challenging atmosphere.

    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 camp is designed to provide an opportunity for children with asthma to share ideas, problems and concerns about asthma. It also provides an opportunity for them to learn self-reliance and self-confidence outside the home. It provides a positive camp experience for children with asthma.

    • Counselors with proven leadership skills are assigned to camper groups of six children each.
    • A special clinic provides 24-hour medical care and treatment, which allows campers to participate in all activities to their fullest capabilities. Trained medical staff members remain on site throughout the week.
    • Campers learn about asthma and asthma management through fun, interactive educational activities such as "Asthma Family Feud" and "Asthma Trigger Treasure Hunt". Other camp activities include swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, and other fun activities.

    The camp was founded in 1998 and is funded by private donors, corporate sponsorship, local community groups and Hasbro Children's Hospital. The camp is open to all children in Rhode Island regardless of ability to pay.

    Please refer to the link below in order to obtain camp information and complete an application.

    Contact Us

    For more information, please contact us at 401-444-8340 or by e-mail at malsina@lifespan.org and bjandasek@lifespan.org.