About Camp Spinnaker
Camp Spinnaker is a six-day residential camp for children ages 8-12 with asthma. The camp is organized by Zebra Crossings with oversight by a highly qualified medical team.
Campers will be part of cabin groups based on age and will participate in a few cabin group activities every day.
A broad range of activity choices are offered each day, including archery, arts/crafts, swimming, performing arts, sports, nature activities and canoeing to name a few. Meals and evening activities will be spent with the entire camp community and will be full of exciting group games, events, talent shows and more.
In addition to all the camp activities, an extensive asthma education component is integrated into the program. All educational sessions are conducted by professional asthma educators. The curriculum is age appropriate, experiential and fun in nature.
“I can control my asthma better and take responsibility for my medications to prevent flair up.” Camper, age 12
We believe that our participants will leave our program with:
- Increased self-confidence and sense of independence
- Inspiration to live life to the fullest
- Desire to seek opportunities and to achieve goals
- Awareness to take responsibility for their own health
- A better understanding of asthma, triggers, and medications
- Ability to recognize asthma symptoms and take appropriate action
Camp Spinnaker is hosted by Camp Merrowvista in Center Tuftonboro, NH
Visit www.ayf.com for more information about the location.
Camp Spinnaker is generously supported by:
NH Asthma Control Program and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
How did we choose the camp name?
A spinnaker is a special type of sail that is designed specifically for sailing downwind. When the spinnaker fills with wind (like our lungs fill with air) and balloons out in front of the boat, it is called flying. Our camp aims just to do that…. Be a place that lets kids soar and reach their full potential.
Within a fun and engaging environment, the camp is designed to promote self-confidence and help campers learn to manage their own asthma.
$425 (Camp Scholarships Available, please call)
$50 deposit required to hold your child’s spot
Online registration is open. Please contact [email protected] to receive the registration link. Each camper needs to complete the online process and submit this Medical Provider Form to their care provider.