Hasbro Children’s Hospital Accepting 2016 Asthma Camp Applications

March 8, 2016

​What: The Community Asthma Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Asthma Camp, Rhode Island’s only overnight camp for boys and girls with asthma who are between the ages of nine and 13.

Asthma Camp gives children the opportunity to learn to actively manage their asthma in a positive, healthy, safe and challenging atmosphere. Campers learn together how to take an active role in the management of their asthma, while having fun and enjoying a wide range of typical camp experiences, such as swimming, archery, canoeing, hiking, arts and crafts, and sing-a-longs.

Living with asthma can be frightening and challenging for many children. Asthma Camp is designed to encourage children with asthma to share ideas, problems and concerns about asthma. It also provides an opportunity for children to learn self-reliance and self-confidence outside the home.

On-site, 24-hour medical support from physicians, respiratory therapists and nurses allows campers to participate in all activities to their fullest capabilities. Medications are very closely monitored according to the instructions of each child's doctor, and each camper will bring his or her own medications to camp. The camp was founded in 1998 and is funded by private donors, corporate sponsorship, local community groups and Hasbro Children's Hospital. It is open to all children in Rhode Island regardless of ability to pay.

When: Sunday, June 26 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

**Applications requested by May 1, 2016**

Where: Canonicus Camp and Conference Center, Exeter, Rhode Island

Other: For additional information, or to fill out an application, please visit the Asthma Camp. Miosotis Alsina, administrative director of Asthma Camp 2016, may be reached at 401-444-8340 or malsina@lifespan.org