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Young Lungs Without Limits Summer Day Camp

Thomasville Medical Center Services Pediatrics Young Lungs Without Limits Summer Day Camp

An environment for children to better manage asthma

At Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, our goal is to provide children with expert care so they can live a healthy and active lifestyle. That’s why we host the annual Young Lungs Without Limits Summer Day Camp for children age 7 to 12. The camp is funded by the Novant Health Foundation Thomasville Medical Center making the camp free of charge to all campers.

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The camp provides an environment for children to participate in outdoor activities and to grow physically and mentally while increasing their ability to manage asthma. The camp is held at Camp Keyauwee in Sophia, N.C. Parents find piece of mind knowing trained respiratory therapists with Thomasville Medical Center's respiratory department serve as counselors for the daylong event.


Campers can experience these activities:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Arts and crafts
  • Canoeing and paddleboats
  • Asthma management counseling

Jessica Gardner, Registered Respiratory Therapist, says, "The American Lung Association reports that 6.2 million children under age 18 suffer from asthma. In addition, asthma accounted for an estimated 14 million lost school days in children and is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under age 15. Our goal is to provide the children a camp that will be a time of recreation and education in hopes of reducing lost school days or hospital admissions for the attendees by helping them better manage their asthma."

For more information about how to sign up for the Young Lungs Without Limits Summer Day Camp, call 336-474-7957