ABILENE -

Hendrick Medical Center is hosting an asthma camp at Hardin-Simmons University to show kids how to handle their condition while still being active.

The camp started at 8:30 a.m. Monday and is for ages 6 through 8 this week and ages 9 through 12 next week. Activities included arts and crafts, swimming, zumba and martial arts. They are also taking time for education sessions and monitoring their peek flow which shows how well the child is breathing after each activity they do.

"It's summer camp, we're doing regular activities that kids that go to camp do but these kids are also learning how to manage their asthma symptoms in a safe environment," said Susan McQuade, registered respiratory therapist. 

There were 20 respiratory therapy students from Cisco College volunteering their time to watch the kids. Thanks to generous donations to the Children's Miracle Network this camp is free for the children.