Camp Wheez - Free Summer Day Camp for Kids with Asthma Celebrates 40 Years

Camp Wheez 40th Anniversary

Camp Wheez is a day camp for elementary school children with asthma providing them with a camp experience designed for their special needs. Campers learn about their asthma while they participate in games & recreation, arts & crafts and old-fashioned camp fun. Parents learn too, in a workshop just for them. Celebrating 40 years of service, Camp Wheez was founded by Myron Liebhaber, MD in 1978 in partnership with the American Lung Association. 

Download Our Camp Wheez Brochure! (coming soon) 

Campers, parents and volunteers, please save the date for Camp Wheez: August 6 through 10, 2018.

Check here for applications in April 2018. (coming soon)

For more information call our Health Resource Center, 805-681-7672 or email HealthEd@SansumClinic.org.

Highlights from Camp Wheez 2017:

  • 40 campers learning every day while enjoying games & recreation, arts & crafts and cooking lab
  • 40 volunteers donating 800 hours to make camp possible
  • Junior high and high school students, including many former campers, serving as camp  counselors, friends and confidants to the children
  • Respiratory therapists teaching all about asthma and breathing, including hands on experience with real inflatable lungs, a crowd favorite!
  • Local physicians sharing the information and tools for the children to manage asthma for their best health possible
  • Drs. Chang and Liebhaber providing a parent update and Q&A, so the parents can keep up with the learning of their children
  • A chance to hold a boa constrictor
  • A visit from our Star Wars friends for fun and photos
  • And as always, the magic of Dr. Myron Liebhaber, camper with the most years and biggest smile. 

Sansum Clinic wishes to thank everyone who makes Camp Wheez possible.  Because of their generosity, Camp Wheez is free of charge and open to the community, as it has been for 39 years.  We look forward to Camp Wheez 2018!  

Community Partners:

  • 501st Legion/Vadar's Fist
  • AMR Ambulance
  • CenCal Health
  • Dr. Sunny Chang
  • Cottage Health Respiratory Therapy Dept
  • Easy Lift
  • First Baptist Church
  • Dr. Rhonda Gordon
  • Dr. Kristen Hughes
  • Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Marcel Sassola, Santa Barbara Specialty Pharmacy
  • Sensational Pets
  • Swanton Foundation
  • Local students, community volunteers and private donors
The Staff, Providers and Administration of Sansum Clinic, including:
  • Dr. Myron Liebhaber
  • Dr. Jinny Chang
  • Dr. Saida Hamdani
  • Margaret Weiss
  • Petra Beumer
  • Meghan Dewey
  • Annie Craton
  • Dru Hartley

  

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