A joint venture between the Louisiana Pulmonary Disease Camp, Incorporated and the Louisiana Lions Camp. It is a week-long overnight resident camp for children with pulmonary disorders-such as but not limited to severe asthma, cystic fibrosis, tracheotomy and ventilator assisted children.
AN entertaining and educational program.
a tremendous learning and growing experience – ones they will remember for the rest of their lives
ENJOY a week long summer camp program FOR CHILDREN WITH pulmonary disorders ages five to fifteen years.
HOW WE CHANGE LIVES
Camp Pelican was a wonderful experience for our daughter Elise. She first attended camp as an 8-year-old, trached and vented little girl with more gadgets and gizmos than a spaceship. Eternally overprotective parents, we were nervous to let her attend a sleep away camp. She was so excited and boarded the bus with great enthusiasm. She was so excited to have some independence from us. It was a wonderful and positive experience for her. She looks forward to attending camp every year. She is attending for the 6th year and is already counting down the days. It’s a week filled with friends, memories and adventures that we just can’t give her at home.
Our son, Preston, looks forward to going to Camp Pelican every summer! So much so that when we pick him up from camp he’s already planning the next years adventure!! Camp Pelican gives Preston a week of just being a “typical” kid, whether he’s just hanging out with the other kids, swimming, canoeing, or having a campfire sing-a-long! His favorite part of camp has always been talent night, he loves putting on a show with his counselors and singing his favorite songs. For our family, Camp Pelican has been a place where we can send Preston and be at peace knowing he’s safe and all his medical needs are taken care of. The staff is AMAZING!! They come back year after year and truly love the kids! They are a “Family” at camp and year round. We are so grateful for Camp Pelican!!
Nothing but friendly, positive people! I was very nervous at first, but the camp administration, nurses and volunteers made me feel very comfortable with leaving my son for a whole week! He enjoyed the entertainment, food and the water sports. He actually got in the water!!!!! We traveled a ways to get to the camp, but it was so worth it!!! This camp was awesome because you meet lots of people who really enjoy all the fun activities that are planned and directed by the ever so friendly and helpful camp staff. Thank you!!!!