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FAQs

Who will take care of my child?

Camp staff includes respiratory therapists, registered nurses, physicians and pharmacists.

When and where is camp held?

Camp is held during Memorial Day week. Camp is held at Tishomingo State Park in Tishomingo, Mississippi.

What type of activities will the children do?

Camp activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding, line dancing, and arts and crafts. In addition, asthma education will be conducted each day.

Can I visit my child during camp?

Since time at camp is short, we encourage parents not to visit.

Can I call and check on my child during camp?

A counselor from each cabin will have a cell phone at all times. Your child my call you, and you may call your child.

Where will my child sleep?

Campers sleep in group cabins—one for girls and one for boys. Three counselors are assigned to each cabin.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

  • Towels bath and wash
  • Swimsuits
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Water shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Shorts/pants, socks, shirts, underwear x 7
  • Nightwear
  • Medications in original packages labeled in a zipped plastic bag
  • Comb/brush and toiletries

Are there any specific packing instructions?

Please label with a laundry marker each item of clothing. It is very helpful if you package each days clothing in a bag and label for that day.

Does my child need spending money?

No. Your child will be provided three meals per day plus snacks

How many campers are accepted?

Fifty

What is the purpose of the camp?

  • Teach campers to control their illness
  • Teach campers to better understand their illness
  • Teach campers to better understand the indications for and actions of their medications
  • Teach campers how to monitor their illness and intervene appropriately
  • Teach campers how to take control of their disease and their lives
  • Instill a sense of understanding and confidence in the campers and their parents
  • Have fun

What type of asthma education will my child receive?

  • What is asthma?
  • What are my medications and their purpose?
  • How to avoid asthma triggers
  • Utilization of peak flows
  • How to properly administer inhalers and aerosol treatments

How do I locate Tishomingo State Park?

Tishomingo State Park is located 2 miles south of Tishomingo off Mississippi Hwy. 25. It is also located at mile marker 304 of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Tishomingo State Park is approximately 42 miles northeast of Tupelo.

Do the parents receive any asthma education?

The parents will have an asthma education session during registration.

What time do we bring or pickup our children?

This information will be provided once your child is registered for camp.