Camp Huff-n-Puff

Essential Pittsburgh
5:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Camp Huff-n-Puff Gives Kids with Asthma the Summer Camp Experience

Kids at Camp Huff & Puff exercise their lungs by blowing bubbles.
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Living in Pittsburgh with asthma can be difficult with air quality alerts, high pollen and ragweed levels, and general city pollution. Triggers for this chronic inflammatory disease are everywhere and no one knows this better than the kids trying to run outside and play. 

In the past, many believed that children diagnosed with asthma should not be physically active.  It was thought that the running and heat would cause an unnecessary increase in breathing problems. Yet 29 years ago, after parents expressed their fear of sending their children with asthma to summer camp, a new concept was born: Camp Huff-n-Puff.

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