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CAMP NOT-A-WHEEZE CORPORATION

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine

Location

2689 E MICHELLE WAYGILBERT, AZ 85234 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Camp Not-A-Wheeze Corporation’s purpose is to address, educate and coordinate aid for children with asthma and address the growing and serious problems related to asthma in Arizona.

Description

In a traditional camp setting asthma education is integrated with recreational camp activities. This empowers children to understand and avoid their asthma triggers, recognize warning signals of an oncoming episode, properly use their medications, and exercise control over their disease. We serve 7-14 year old children with moderate to severe asthma.

Historically, a majority of these campers would not be accepted into other camps due to the constant monitoring and medication requirements that are typically integral to asthma management. Medical volunteers can be found throughout Camp (in cabins with kids, accompanying kids to activities, teaching asthma education, and staffing the infirmary). These volunteers MUST be licensed medical professionals in order to attend.

We boast about our skilled medical direction and physician team from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Banner Health (Cardon Children’s Medical Center) who serve in the infirmary as the Camp Physicians. The volunteer team assures campers and parents alike that 24 hour care is ready and available to support these children.

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