The campers and counselors at Camp Superkids had a terrific week of camp July 15-20, 2012. Held annually, this unique residential camp, managed by the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview, offers children with asthma the opportunity to interact with other children, learn more about themselves, form new friendships and have a traditional summer camp experience.
This year, campers from across the state of Maryland gathered together to participate in “Celebrating Asthma with Athletics.” Throughout the week, campers participated in a wide variety of programs and activities. Daily interactive Asthma Education sessions, led by registered respiratory therapists, taught campers more about lung anatomy, medications, triggers, and warning signs to help them better understand and cope with asthma. Additionally, campers participated in a wide variety of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, karate, team building skills and music sessions. The fun didn’t stop when the sun went down as evenings were spent doing group activities that such as a swimming party, camp dance, band performance and a "get-to-know-you" ice cream social.
During the week, campers were supervised by volunteer counselors from various backgrounds both medical and non-medical. Some of the Camp Superkids volunteers included nurses, respiratory therapists, United States Marines, as well as College and High School students. Each of these volunteers go out of their way to provide campers with a safe, fun, and educational camp experience; creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.
Camp Superkids would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors: the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium, WBAL Kids Campaign and Mr. Archie S. Golden.
If you are interested in learning more about Camp Superkids either as a potential counselor, prospective camper, or sponsor please contact Heather Dougherty, Camp Superkids administrator at 717-578-0465 or email@example.com.
MERIT (Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens) is a nonprofit organization partnered with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center that was started by Baltimore City Public School teachers in 2010. MERIT aims to identify Baltimore City's highest performing high school sophomores who have the potential and desire to become physicians, and to provide these promising students with a variety of resources to help propel them on the trajectory to medical school. The opportunities that MERIT provides include professionalism seminars, two summer internships (at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health), weekly SAT tutoring, medicine and disease lessons taught by Hopkins medical students, and college admissions guidance. Another key component to MERIT is the ongoing support provided by undergraduate and medical student mentors who serve as motivators and longitudinal support systems from the time the Scholars are inducted into MERIT through their high school graduation. MERIT serves as an example that all students can attain ambitious goals with the combination of tireless work and the right support.
To learn more about MERIT, visit www.meritbaltimore.org.
William S. Perper Healthy Community Partnership National Symposium
The Second Annual Perper Symposium will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Registration information will be forthcoming. Johns Hopkins Bayview campus leaders in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, Samuel Durso, M.D., and Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., will provide overviews on geriatrics and dementia care giving. Registration information will be forthcoming.
Samuel Durso, M.D., MBA, AGSF
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., MHS, FAPM, DFAPA
For more information on the Healthy Community Partnership or to participate in future programs and partnerships, please contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.