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Camp Superkids

Camp Superkids

Camp Superkids is a week-long residential summer camp for children with asthma, ages seven-and-a-half to twelve.

Camp Superkids will be held July 12-17, 2015, at Summit Grove Camp, located in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, just over the Maryland border off Interstate 83.

While attending this summer camp, children will:

  • Enjoy a full range of traditional camp activities, such as swimming, arts & crafts, archery, Zumba, outdoor team-building skills and more.
  • Learn how to manage their asthma, thereby decreasing the number and duration of asthma episodes; increasing confidence in their ability to manage asthma; providing the children with knowledge to make independent and positive health choices; improving the children’s school performance; and increasing self-esteem.
  • Gain a strong support system of friends with asthma and positive reinforcement from adults who volunteer their valuable time and services.
  • Be attended to by registered nurses, a physician assistant, respiratory therapists and other non-medical personnel who are on-site the entire week.

To apply, download the application form here. The cost is $400. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. A $75 registration fee is due with the application. This registration fee is deducted from the balance of your camp fee.

For more information, e-mail campsuperkids@gmail.com or contact Heather Dougherty, camp administrator, at 717-578-0465, or Ceal Curry, child life program coordinator at JHBMC, at 410-550-0374.

Camp Superkids 2014: A Good Time Had By All!

Camp Superkids 2014

In the summer of 2014, Camp Superkids hosted 43 campers along with 25 dedicated staff members (medical and non-medical, mostly volunteers).

Campers enjoyed the beautiful weather while participating in activities such as asthma education, swimming, Zumba, archery, arts and crafts, team building, outdoor active games, kickball and trail hikes. They took a field trip, riding a train from New Freedom to Hanover, Pennsylvania. Each evening, campers enjoyed social activities and entertainment at a pool party, dance, skits and movie.

“The campers had an amazing time, learned lots more about their asthma, met new friends and had a true camp experience, even though they have asthma,” says Ceal Curry, child life program coordinator at JHBMC. “We’re looking forward to another fun-filled week together in 2015.”

Camp Counselors

Camp Superkids Counselers, 2011

All Camp Superkids counselors are volunteers that dedicate their time to spend a week with children to provide them with a safe, fun and educational camp experience. They come from various backgrounds and include registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physician's assistants, child life specialists, United States Marines, college and high school students, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about Camp Superkids, as a donor/sponsor, volunteer or a parent, please contact Heather Dougherty, Camp Superkids administrator, at campsuperkids@gmail.com.

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