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Asthma Camp

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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 Health.

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 Health 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 Salinas Valley Health Health Promotion office at:



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  • Price: Free