Camp Wheeze-Away

When Dr. Lee Clore came to Owensboro over twenty 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, a free 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’s camp will be held June 27th – 29th in a medically supervised environment at the Owensboro Health Healthpark.

During the first two days of Camp, we will provide a morning snack and lunch.  Camp hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday.  Saturday’s hours are 9:00 to noon.  Parents and/or legal guardians are also strongly encouraged to attend Camp on Saturday.  We will conduct an education session designed for parents while campers enjoy more activities. Lunch will be catered at 11:00 a.m. and, participants will receive their “goody bags”.

If you are interested in sending your child to Camp Wheeze-Away, please complete the online registration form.

Register For Camp Wheeze Away