Mission: The mission of YosemiteRidge is to enrich the lives of children and families who have chronic or lifethreatening illnesses by creating a camp experience that is memorable,exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe, and medically sound.
Geographic areas served: California
Programs: Week-long residential camps for children diagnosed with epilepsy, asthma, or obesity ages 9 through 17. Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as archery, high ropes, rock wall, arts & crafts and more. Campers also learn more about disease management in order to improve quality of life. All camps are staffed with volunteer medical personnel. Campers get to meet other kids that are just like them and have the opportunity to feel 'normal'.
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In August of 2008, my son attended his first Asthma Camp at Camp Sierra (at Camp Wowona). He had been diagnosed with asthma at just over 6 months of age and, although he has received treatment for that since then (he is now 11), he never had much exposure to others with the same condition. His experience last year was entertaining and instructive and the contact with others was something he will never forget. When we found out there could be no camp this year due to lack of funding, he was devistated. I had really hoped he could get refreshed every year, if nothing else, just to reunite him with those living with the same limitations and learn how to make the most of life despite that.