‘Star Wars’-themed Camp SuperKids still looking for campers

Valley Health’s Camp SuperKids is still looking to fill open slots.

Camp SuperKids is a camp for kids suffering from asthma and gives them a safe location to participate in outdoor activities with the supervision of healthcare staff.

Camp Director Robert Diaz said this is the 26th year for the camp and the kids really enjoy the opportunity to get outside, with medical staff supervision in case of emergencies.

He said the camp has a theme each year, and this year’s will be “Star Wars.” Themed activities for the kids include a rock climbing wall and a Jedi training camp.

“They love running, relay and obstacles,” Diaz said.

Other activities campers can participate in include traditional camp activities like hiking, fishing, water activities and arts and crafts. While there, they will also learn how asthma episodes are triggered, how to handle asthma attacks and how to properly take their medication.

It’s a great opportunity for children with asthma to have fun and also learn how to better control their symptoms, Diaz said.

The camp runs from June 13 to 15 at Hunting Ridge Retreat. Campers ages 6 to 8 will participate in the day camp, while those between the ages of 8 and 12 can stay overnight.

The camp staff includes volunteer physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists.

Overnight camp costs $60, and day camp costs $30. To attend, a physician signature is required.

Diaz said the camp is about half full so far and has a capacity of 60 children. Registration is available until Friday.

For more information visit their website at www.campsuperkids.com.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com

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