Champ Camp was created by the American Lung Association of Colorado (ALAC) in 1979, Champ Camp is the state's only residential summer camp for children with asthma. Children ages seven to 14 who could not go to traditional camps in the past because of their asthma can share their fears and experiences, learn asthma management, and participate in fun activities in the supportive setting offered by Champ Camp. Volunteers and ALAC staff work year-round to ensure that Champ Camp is a fun and educational experience. All Champ Camp activities are provided under the supervision of trained medical experts. More than 100 of these volunteers spend an entire week helping Champ Campers learn to manage their asthma while having fun in the great outdoors. Campers have the opportunity to participate in activities such as archery, canoeing, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, fitness challenges, outdoor education
swimming, crafts and more! Champ Camp helps kids to understand their asthma and gives them skills to manage their disease. The children learn to take control of their asthma so they can lead active, healthy lives!
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