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Camp Wheez
FREE Camp for Children with Asthma!

Camp Wheez

August 1 – 5, 2022

Children ages 6 – 12 with asthma are invited to join us for camp fun! Enjoy games, crafts and more, all while learning about asthma. Now, more than ever before, taking care of your asthma will help you live your healthiest life. Free of charge and open to the community.

Who: Children with asthma who will be 6 through 12 years old on September 1, 2022

When: Monday through Friday, August 1 through 5, 2022, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 E Constance Ave, Santa Barbara

How: Apply today! Space is limited. Download our Camp Application in English or Spanish below or call 805-681-7672 for more information.


COVID-19 Information - UPDATED

At Camp Wheez, we aim for the highest level of safety possible. For the health and safety of all who attend Camp Wheez, we ask that all staff, volunteers and campers get the COVID-19 vaccine. To make Camp Wheez possible for many children while still maintaining a high level of safety, we have updated our COVID-19 vaccine policy for campers:

  • Primary series of 2 shots – REQUIRED for all campers
  • Booster shot – RECOMMENDED for all eligible campers

Please include a photo or scan of your child’s vaccine card showing at least 2 doses when you send us their application.

If your child needs to complete their primary series or booster, we recommend contacting their doctor or pharmacy right away. Remember that you must wait 3 to 8 weeks between the first and second doses of the primary series. Children ages 5 years and older are eligible for a booster at least 5 months after the final dose in the primary series.

All of Sansum Clinic’s pediatricians advise that the COVID-19 vaccine for children is safe, and the best way to help protect against COVID-19. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine information page. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at or 805-681-7672.

Download 2022 Camp Wheez Application in English >

Download 2022 Camp Wheez Application in Spanish >

Camp Wheez is designed to meet the special needs of children with asthma and to meet the highest safety standards. It is staffed by medical professionals and community volunteers.

Learn more about how to Volunteer at Camp Wheez >


The fun, learning and science of Camp Wheez are made possible by the generous support of many community members and organizations including:

  • Jim and Peggie Cox
  • Joey Flanagan Memorial Fund
  • Gail M. Grant
  • Karen Johnson, MD
  • Ernest Kolendrianos, MD
  • Myron Liebhaber, MD
  • Larry Rosen
  • Michael and Rania Shenoda
  • Swanton Foundation
  • Karen Thiessen
  • CenCal Health
  • Cottage Health Respiratory Therapy
  • Easy Lift
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

For information about how to support programs like Camp Wheez, please contact:
Dru A. Hartley
Director of Philanthropy
(805) 681-7726