Camp Wheez is a day camp for elementary school children, grades 1-6 with chronic asthma, providing them with a camp experience designed for their special needs. It is free of charge and open to the community. Campers learn about their asthma while they participate in recreation and arts and crafts. Parents attend a brief workshop which provides an update on asthma care and a time to have their questions answered by an asthma specialist, followed by a play presented by the children.
Dr. Myron Liebhaber founded Camp Wheez in 1977 in collaboration with the American Lung Association. Continuing today, Dr. Liebhaber, other medical professionals, and community members volunteer their time to teach children how to manage their asthma while they get to experience good old-fashioned camp fun!
Check out our Camp Wheez brochure!
At Camp Wheez, campers participate in:
- Learning about their asthma
- Games and recreation
- Arts and crafts
- Old-fashioned camp fun!
- Special Friday event at the end of camp:
- For parents: asthma update and Q&A with the doctors.
- For campers: fun day with a special guest.
Camp Wheez 2016 will take place on August 8th - 12th
When: August 8-12, 2016, Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
*extended hours available to 5:30 pm
Where: First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara 93105
Apply: Download an application in English or Spanish. Space is limited. Applications are also available at the Sansum Clinic Allergy Department, 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara.
Info: For more information call (805) 681-7500 x8754
Fee: Free of Charge
Click here for English Application.
Para una aplicacion haga clic aquí.
Click here for volunteer information and application.
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc.
632 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 962-2382
Transportation provided daily at 12:30 pm by Easy Lift.
Children must be picked up at Boys & Girls Club by 5:30 pm
Limited space available! Contact us for application.
Camp Wheez is open to the community and free of charge thanks to many supporters. A big thank you goes out to the whole team who make Camp Wheez possible.
The rapid evolution of medical treatments and technologies, and soaring costs, continue to increase the challenges to healthcare today. We rely on private support so that we may continue our commitment to the healthcare needs of our community for programs such as Camp Wheez. If you would like to support the good health of our community by making a gift to Sansum Clinic, please click on the DONATE NOW button, or download this mail in donation form, or call us at (805) 681-7726. Thank you.