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FAQs

Who will take care of my child?

Camp staff includes respiratory therapists, registered nurses and physicians.

When and where is camp held?

Camp will be held May 31-June 2 at Tombigbee State Park in Tupelo.

What type of activities will the children do?

Camp activities include field trips to House of Bounce and Tupelo Aquatic Center, as well as movies, a scavenger hunt, talent show, spin art, dancing, asthma education and more.

 

 

 

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?

Before camp you will be given a contact number should you wish to call and check on 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?

  • Shorts/pants, shirts, underwear
  • Sneakers and socks
  • Nightwear
  • Comb/brush and toiletries
  • Medications in original packages labeled in a zipped plastic bag
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels: swimming and bathing
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Water shoes

Packing instructions: Please label each item of clothing with your child's name using a laundry marker. It is very helpful if you package each day's clothing in a bag and label it 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?

50

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
  • How to properly administer inhalers and aerosol treatments

Do the parents receive any asthma education?

Parents and campers will be required to attend a pre-registration session that will include asthma education, directions and drop-off and pick-up times.