Camp Nomowheezin – AAFA Asthma and Allergies Camp

Asthma Camp Los AngelesCamp Nomowheezin, for children ages 8 to 14 with asthma and allergies, provides a week during the summer of fun and adventure.

For over 35 years, the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America has taken vulnerable children who suffer from asthma and allergies and sent them to a free week-long camp to teach them how to control their disease.

The camp promotes self-confidence and an understanding of ways to manage asthma through education, while being supervised and educated by board-certified allergists, pediatricians, nurses, and other medical professionals.

Website:  www.aafasocal.com

Contact: Zach Scott, Camp Director   zscott@aafa-ca.org

Phone:  (323) 937-7859

Camp Location:  Camp Nawakwa, San Bernardino Mountains

Office Address: Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710 Los Angeles, CA 90036   (map)

Camp Wheez

Camp Wheeze asthma campCamp Wheez is a Santa Barbara day camp for elementary school children (grades 1-6) with asthma.

This unique camp experience, under the supervision of medical professionals and community volunteers, provides campers with an old-fashioned camp experience, while also teaching them about their asthma.

Camp is held one week per summer, and is free to those who attend.

Website:  http://www.sansumclinic.org

Contact: Wendy Raffetto, AE-C, Camp Director  wraffett@sansumclinic.org

Phone:  805-681-7897

Camp Location:  First Baptist Church 949 Veronica Springs Road Santa Barbara, CA  (map)

Painted Turtle Camp

Painted Turtle campFounded in 1999 by Paul Newman and Page Adler, The Painted Turtle camp offers children with serious medical conditions and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration. They aspire to help campers discover all that is possible in their lives by making new friends, trying new things, building self-confidence, and becoming more independent in their medical care.

The Painted Turtle provides a unique and safe camp experience for children with a wide variety of medical needs, including:

  • spina bifida and paraplegia,
  • cerebral palsy and limb deficiency,
  • rheumatic diseases,
  • skeletal dysplasia and mucopolysaccharidosis,
  • kidney disease and transplant,
  • liver disease and transplant,
  • immunodeficiency disorders,
  • total parenteral nutrition,
  • Crohn’s and colitis,
  • hemophilia,
  • von Willebrand disease,
  • thalassemia, and
  • severe asthma and allergies.

Campers and their families attend free of charge.

Website:  http://www.thepaintedturtle.org

Contact: info@thepaintedturtle.org

Phone:  (310) 451-1353

Location: 17000 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532  (map)

SCAMP Camp

SCAMP Camp asthma

SCAMP Camp is a weeklong overnight summer camp for children with asthma (between the ages of 8-13) that has been providing children with a unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable and rewarding summer camp experience for more than 35 years.

SCAMP Camp serves kids with asthma ages from across Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Imperial Counties.

Website:  www.lung.org/california

Contact: Lisa Archibald  lisa.archibald@lung.org 

Phone:  619-683-7514

Camp Location:  YMCA Camp Marston located in Julian,CA

Office: American Lung Association in California
2750 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103   (map)

Tumbleweed Day Camp

Tumbleweed Day CampTumbleweed is a traditional summer day camp, located in Brentwood, CA.,  that can accommodate children with asthma, behavior disorders and learning disabilities.

Offering summer camp and winter camp programs for children ages 4-14, Tumbleweed has provided an enriching atmosphere that has fostered growth and development in campers since 1954.  From traditional day camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, and arts and craft to their own unique Tumblewheel and 40’ inflatable obstacle course, children  get the opportunity to gain self-confidence and build lasting relationships in a nurturing environment.

Website:  Tumbleweed Day Camp

Contact:  info@twforever.com

Phone: (310) 472-7474

Camp Address: 1024 Hanley Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90049  (map)