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Camp Superkids - a Camp for Kids with Asthma

Camp Superkids


Camp Superkids has been operating at Camp Ihduhapi for over 50 years! It’s a life-changing overnight camp that teaches young people and their families about how to better manage their asthma. This experience helps kids with asthma feel more independent and confident.

Superkids is held at YMCA Camp lhduhapi, where campers enjoy all the activities of summer camp - swimming, canoeing, kayaking, ropes courses, arts & crafts, nature, sports, and more!

Who Can Attend

Young people with asthma who are 7-16 years old.

Camp Cost

The cost of camp is $925/week

Camp Scholarships

Scholarships are available to assist with camp expenses. To determine eligibility, we consider your annual income and household size. Apply for a scholarship through our online application.

If the scholarship award does not adequately meet your needs, please reach out to us directly at lhduhapi.lnfo@ymcamn.org. You may also qualify for financial assistance through your insurance company.

Insurance Coverage

You may qualify for coverage through participating insurance companies. 

UCare - ucare.org/camp

more options coming soon

Camp Counselors

Campers spend a week in a cabin with 8-10 other campers their age, and two fun and enthusiastic summer camp counselors!

Safety and Medical Support

Safety Is our priority. In addition to camp counselors and program staff, highly skilled providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and program leaders provide 24-hour medical supervision (including med passes) and education.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:15am – Optional Morning Activities (road runners, polar bear plunge, or yoga) 
  • 8am – Flag-Raising and Bell Ringer
  • 8:15am – Breakfast
  • 9am – Cabin time
  • 10am – Activity 1
  • 11am – Activity 2
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 1pm- Rest Hour
  • 2:30pm – Activity 3
  • 3:30pm – Activity 4
  • 4:30pm – Asthma Education
  • 5:15pm – Dinner
  • 7pm – All-Camp-Game
  • Bpm – Campfire
  • 9-10pm – Cabin Reflection and Lights Out (based on age)

Activities include Arts & Crafts, Climbing, Nature, Boating, Swimming, Outdoor Living Skills, etc.

Registration

Register Online

Questions?

For questions, contact jana.graczyk@ymcamn.org or call 763-230-9309.

Interested in Volunteering as a Health Professional?

We rely on our incredible health professionals to make this experience possible. We’re looking for the following support throughout the week:

Camp Providers (MD, DO, NP): Looking for providers with expertise in treating pediatric asthma patients/ Primary duties include sharing “on-call” responsibilities such as overseeing medical care, participating in medical rounds with camp staff, and reviewing and resolving camper care concerns.

Health Services (RN, RT, RPh): Looking for health staff to work Health Services, our 24 hour on-site clinic. Duties include: triaging and treating campers, YMCA and medical staff for both asthma-related and other medical issues following camp standing orders. Nursing education hours (CEUs) available.

Cabin Health Staff (RN, RT, RPh): Health staff assigned to Health Services will also be assigned to cabins. Duties include: performing respiratory assessments, administering medications, and providing asthma education under the direction of Camp Superkids. Cabin Health Staff also sign up for shifts in Health Services, the on-site camp clinic, and partner with YMCA camp staff to accomplish camp program objectives. Nursing education hours (CEUs) available.

Sign-Up Here!

  • Lodging provided for staff who volunteer for more than one day on a first-come basis
  • Meals provided for all volunteers
  • Students encouraged to apply, with opportunities to work under licensed medical staff