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Asthma Day Camp Encourages Kids to Have Fun While Managing Their Asthma

June 6, 2011

BOISE, IdahoSt. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and the American Lung Association are hosting an Asthma Day Camp on Tuesday, June 21 at Municipal Park. 500 S. Walnut St. This camp encourages kids to have fun while learning how to manage their asthma.

The day will be packed with a variety of activities centered on the theme: Experience the Magic.  The kids will participate in activities such as nature hikes, arts and crafts, games, team building exercises and jumping in an inflatable.

Not only will kids have a great time while learning about asthma and how to manage it, but they will also be treated to a special guest for lunch, Mr. X the Magician. In addition to lunch with Mr. X the Magician, the parents who join the kids for lunch will have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Tippets, a St. Luke’s Pediatric Pulmonologist. They will be able to ask any questions they may have regarding managing their child’s asthma.

The camp counselors consist of volunteer respiratory therapists and nurses from St. Luke’s who will be able to administer medication if necessary and have the skill to frequently assess the children and their need for intervention.

“It’s important that kids with asthma can learn how to care for themselves in a fun and safe environment,” said Kimberly Tilley, RRT, St. Luke's Respiratory Therapy Educator.

Asthma Day Camp is open to kids with asthma and their siblings between 5 and 12 years old. The cost of the camp is $25 ($15 additional child). Scholarships are available as needed.  Registration deadline is June 13. To register, call (208) 345-5864 or visit www.lungidaho.org.

For More Information, Contact: Ken Dey, Senior Public Relations Coordinator, (208) 381-2894 or deyke@slhs.org

 

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