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Camp Easy Breathing

06/10/2019 11:54AM ● By Michela May

By: Michela May Photo Provided By: Camp Aranzazu

Today begins the first day of the 18th annual Camp Easy Breathers program that provides education to children with asthma. Not only is it a way to help get kids out of the house this summer, but it also teaches children with asthma that they can lead active lifestyles through activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, and even archery, all within a safe environment for them to understand their individual asthma conditions.

Asthma is a chronic disease in which the airways of the lungs become swollen from changes in the environment, causing them to become clogged during an attack. Through this camp, kids can learn how to be active at home or during school by being able to recognize and avoid asthma attacks, how to improve their risk management, and knowing when and how they should take medications.

The directors at Camp Aranzazu and members of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital hope to provide these kids with the knowledge and abilities to become independent by taking on real challenges during this camp.

Camp Easy Breathers takes place at Camp Aranzazu, 5420 Loop 1781, in Rockport for children ages 7 - 14 on June 10 – 14th.

For more information you can visit driscollchildrens.org