Texas Asthma Camp for Kids will hold two week-long sessions in June

Monday, March 5, 2007

This summer, Texas Asthma Camp for Kids will hold two week-long sessions, from June 10-15, 2007, and from June 17-22, 2007. The camp is held at Camp Tyler on Lake Tyler, four miles east of Whitehouse. It is the oldest and largest camp in Texas for children with asthma.

The annual camp offers children with asthma an opportunity to have fun while learning more about their disease, how it affects them, and how their asthma medications work. They also learn what triggers asthma and how to better manage it.

The camp, which began in 1985, will host about 150 children, ages 7 to 14, during the two weekly sessions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler conducts the camp, and the Texas Chest Foundation supports it, said Camp Director Rhonda Scoby.

A fee of $15 is required to register for the camp. The cost per camper for the weeklong camp is $150, which includes the registration fee. Financial assistance to attend camp is available through the Texas Chest Foundation. To be eligible for the camp, each child must have been diagnosed with asthma by a physician.

A brochure with camp information and a registration form is available. The camp is limited to the first 150 children who register for it.

For information, to receive a brochure, or to register your child, call the Health Center at (903) 877-7075 or visit the camp’s Web site at www.texasasthmacamp.com.

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