AAFA-MI along with the Michigan Allergy and Asthma Society (MAAS)
established Camp Michi-MAC in 1980. At that time, it was only the 4th
camp of its kind in the United States. The camp was created specifically for
children with significant asthma who are on daily medication, and who might
be at risk attending "regular" camp.
Camp is conducted at the YMCA Storer Camp, located in the Irish Hills,
which covers 1200 acres of rolling meadows and deep woods surrounding
spring fed Stony Lake, near Jackson, Michigan.
Campers can swim, boat and ride horses and have a "regular" camp
experience because the medical team, who are on site 24-hours a day,
understands asthma and allergies, triggers and proper treatment. The
medical staff includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory
Children with significant asthma or allergies entering grades 3-8 can apply
for a chance to attend camp for a one week period. The cost of operating
Camp Michi-MAC is defrayed by the generous support of parents and
caregivers, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American-Michigan Chapter
(AAFA-MI), Michigan Allergy and Asthma Society (MAAS), and community
Deadline for 2009 Camp is March 30, 2009. Spaces fill up fast so submit your application as soon as possible.
Acceptance letters will be mailed or emailed by April 15, 2009.
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