Having a child with asthma can be scary and worrisome for you as a parent. The idea of sending kids to summer camp when they have asthma can seem daunting, but an asthma-specific summer camp could be the perfect opportunity for your child. They can enjoy the typical camp experience under medical supervision while gaining knowledge that can help them in a myriad of ways.

Camp Huff-n-Puff; August, 2013

Campers, counselors and medical staff – Camp Huff-n-Puff; August, 2013

How can attending an asthma camp help your child?

  • Camp promotes independence in learning to manage their asthma on their own.
  • Children learn that they can still lead a normal life and do normal activities, despite their asthma.
  • Camp reinforces the importance of physical activity, especially in those who have asthma. Kids learn that just because they have asthma, it doesn’t mean they can’t be physically active.
  • Children have an opportunity to meet others who have overcome asthma and have learned to live with their conditions.
  • It allows children to feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about their condition.
  • Attendees have a chance to bond with other children who have asthma.


If you live in southwestern Pennsylvania, our Camp Huff-n-Puff–a four-day summer camp for children with asthma–could be the perfect fit for your child if they are between the ages of 8 and 13. There’s still time to sign your child up for the camp, which takes place in August. For more information, visit our website.

If you don’t live in southwestern Pennsylvania but would still like to send your child to an asthma camp closer to you, click here to find one.