Upward Bound Asthma Camp

 

  What is Upward Bound Asthma Camp?
A fun-filled weekend adventure designed just for kids with asthma!
Where and when is it held?
The camp is located at the beautiful Stony Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshalls Creek, PA. It will be held on the weekend of June 24th through 26th, 2016. Check-in is 4pm on Friday and check-out is at 1pm on Sunday.
How old must my child be to attend?
We welcome children with asthma who are between the ages of seven and thirteen years old. Young campers should have completed second grade.
Where will my child sleep?
Children sleep in clean, comfortable cabins with access to showers and bathroom facilities. There are separate quarters for boys and girls.
Who will staff the camp?
The camp is staffed by a dedicated and fun team of volunteer physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, camp and activity counselors.
What will my child learn at camp?
Qualified medical staff teach campers to understand their asthma by recognizing and managing their symptoms. Individualized education on breathing treatments and medications is provided as well.  

What meals will be provided?
• Friday - Dinner
• Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
• Sunday - Breakfast and a light Lunch
Menus are nutritious and kid-friendly. In addition, snacks and special treats are provided during the weekend. No other food/snacks may be brought to camp.
What about food allergies?
Every effort will be made to accommodate special diets. Alternative foods may be provided by parents.
How do I register my child?
Camp fee: $10 (Non-refundable)
Send in the attached registration form with payment
A camp packet will be mailed to you with information to be completed by the parent and child’s physician. This packet must be returned by Friday, May 27th.
Upon receipt of required documents, information will be mailed containing directions, what to bring to camp, etc.
There’s more!!!
They’ll have fun and plenty of it! Games…canoeing…hiking…crafts…and more! Our asthma campers will make new friends and share in some special surprises that add up to an exciting weekend.

 
For more information contact:
Arnold Young, BS, RRT
In-Patient Physical Therapy

Pocono Medical Center
206 East Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
(570) 476-3523


Sponsor a camper
If you would like to sponsor a camper, please consider a donation to the Asthma Camp Fund.
$25 - Tadpole
$50 - Froglet
$100 - Frog
$500 - Lily Pad

Please make your check payable to Pocono Health Foundation and send to:

Pocono Health Foundation
206 East Brown St.
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

The Pocono Health Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999. 


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