The 25th annual Camp Catch Your Breath put on by OVMC is scheduled for next month. This year there is one big change, kids can attend for free.
Thanks to various donors from the community, the $70 registration fee will be waived. The camp has various activities, such as swimming and crafts, for kids ages 8 to 13.
The camp is sponsored by the American Lung Association, OVMC and other local hospitals. They hope with no fee, they will get more kids to come.
“In addition to learning how to manage their asthma and express their feelings about having asthma, they’re also enjoying the traditional fun camping experiences,” OVMC Respiratory Therapist Melanie Collinvitti said. “We go hiking, swimming, arts and crafts, we even do a field trip.”
The camp is well monitored with hospital staff, emergency medical support and a 24-hour physician.
If you would like to register or find out more information about the camp, you can call 304-234-8897.