Camp Inspire

July 22 – 27, 2018


Camp INSPIRE is an overnight camp specially designed for children and teens with tracheostomies, ventilators, and BiPAP machines who have complex medical conditions. Campers will enjoy a variety of activities from sports, to creative arts, to nature and music expression, while building relationships in a nurturing, medically-supervised environment. The theme for 2018 is “The Amazing Race.”  It is a collaborative effort between Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Woodlands.

Video by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.


Who can attend?

Camp INSPIRE is open to children and teens from ages 6 to 18 who use a tracheostomy, ventilator, BiPAP machine, or other respiratory support device, such as a negative pressure ventilator or diaphragmatic pacer upon assessment by staff from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. They should also have cognitive abilities and be able to communicate in some form such as voice, speaking valve, sign language, or computer aided device.

When can I sign-up my camper?

Download the 2018 Camp Inspire application and Physical Form from our website beginning in January 2018. Applications can be submitted to Leia Mortimer, Administrative Assistant to Programs, at


Camp Inspire 2018 Physical Form