When Dr. Lee Clore came to Owensboro seventeen years ago, he saw a need for children suffering from asthma to be educated on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an asthma attack on their own, and how to properly treat themselves. We began the Camp Wheeze-Away program, an educational day camp aimed at empowering children with asthma – and their parents – to develop the skills needed to manage their own asthma, make healthy choices and lead normal, physically active lives.
During Camp Wheeze-Away, children participate in interactive educational activities, disguised as fun and games, which teach them how to manage their asthma. Educational classroom sessions regarding asthma and disease management are taught by volunteers including a physician, nurses, respiratory therapists and other health professionals. Exercise physiologists teach children how they can be physically active with asthma.
This year marks the sixteenth consecutive year Camp Wheeze-Away will be provided to our community. This year’s camp will be held June 9th – 11th in a medically supervised environment at the Owensboro Health Healthpark.
If you are interested in sending your child to Camp Wheeze-Away, please visit our Forms page to download the Camp Wheeze-Away Registration Packet. Complete the form and turn it into our Owensboro Office, or to Melinda Cornell, at the Healthpark, 1006 Ford Avenue, Owensboro, KY.