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The information in the following camp listings has been provided by the camps or Epilepsy Foundation affiliates. Readers should direct their inquiries about the camps and medical supervision provided by each camp to the contact listed.

List of States

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Alaska

See Washington listing

Alabama

Camp Evoked Potential @ Camp ASCCA

Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama

Description: Camp Evoked Potential is located at Camp ASCCA, the largest barrier free camp for people with disabilities located on Lake Martin in Central Alabama. Camp Evoked Potential is a 5-day overnight camp for children and teens living with epilepsy. The camp provides a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of camp activities – swimming, fishing, sports, hiking and more---in a safe, medically monitored setting. Camp activities are designed to be accessible and adapted to campers’ individual needs and abilities.

Ages: 6 to 18 years old

Dates: June 28 - July 3, 2015

Cost: $725

Scholarship Available: Campers must have a seizure disorder and meet age criteria.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled.

For more information:
www.campascca.org
info@campascca.org
David Toenes at dtoenes@efala.org
(251) 895-3537 / (800) 626-1582

Arizona

Camp Candlelight

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

Description: For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-17), enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a classic trip to summer camp. While partaking in camp adventures and entertainment, the children leave behind various challenges epilepsy brings to their daily lives. At Camp Candlelight, campers are surrounded by dozens of other campers who have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often the first time many children meet others their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity children have by not worrying about what people think if they have a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Candlelight, epilepsy is the norm. Camp Candlelight features activities such as: rock climbing, ropes course, S’mores around the campfire, swimming, arts and crafts, and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: May 24 - 31, 2015

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

For more information:
http://epilepsyaz.org
info@epilepsyaz.org
Courtney Gatson at (602) 406-3581

California

Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

Description: Campers - Join us at Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp in Occidental, CA! For one week, campers enjoy a unique adventure where they can have fun, participate in outdoor activities, build friendships and escape some of life's, daily challenges. Swimming, canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, GaGa ball, beach, hiking, sports, talent show, tie-dye, and campfires. Medical professionals specializing in epilepsy care provide around the clock support.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: August 2 - 7, 2015 (Sunday to Friday) 

Cost: $600

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: July 20, 2015

For more information:
https://epilepsynorcal.org/applyforcamp/
Tracie Ramsey at tracie@epilepsynorcal.org
(415) 677-4011

Colorado

Jason Fleishman Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado

Description: The Jason Fleishman Summer Camp is located at the YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. It is a 5-day overnight camp for teens living with epilepsy. The camp provides an opportunity for young people with epilepsy to participate in fun and exciting activities like rock climbing, zip line, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and more. We provide a safe, medically monitored setting.

Ages: 13 to 17 years old

Dates: July 8 - 12, 2015

Cost: $550

Scholarship Available: Yes. Partial and Full Scholarships - please apply.

Application Deadline: June 17, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsycolorado.org
Marcee Peterson at marcee@epilepsycolorado.org
(888) 378-9779/(303) 377-9774

Rock n' Rally

Epilepsy Foundation Colorado

Description: Rock n’ Rally is located at the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown. This overnight weekend camp allows a child with seizures to focus on what they CAN do through the support and encouragement of caring peers and camp staff. This is often a child’s first time away from home so we realize the importance of making this a positive, safe experience. It can be a great place to build confidence, make new friends, have fun in the great outdoors, and learn more about epilepsy. To insure the safety of the campers, we have a team of licensed medical staff on-site at all times along with experienced counselors.

Ages: 8 to 12 years old

Dates: July 24 - 26, 2015

Cost: $250

Scholarship Available: Yes. Partial or Full Scholarships available - please apply.

Application Deadline: July 13, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsycolorado.org
Marcee Peterson at marcee@epilepsycolorado.org
(303) 377-9774

Connecticut

Camp Courage

Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut

Description: Channel 3 Kids Camp sits on 150 acres by the shores of the  Skungamaug River, in Andover and Coventry, CT.  There are more than 25 buildings that include sleeping cabins, an open air pavilion, dining hall, recreation hall, arts & crafts cabin, 42’ x 75’ swimming pool and more. This year, the camp has added Ashely’s Place, a brand new, fully accessible, air conditioned building with nurses quarters. However, the camp is so much more than an exceptional facility filled with incredible activities!  They have over 103 years of experience of providing elite staff, quality programming, and endless adventure.  A ‘Kids Camp Experience’ is the ultimate retreat for all children.

Ages: 8 to 21 years old

Dates: July 19 - 24, 2015

Cost: $295

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: April 24, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsyct.com/service.php?id=8
Allison Gamber at allison@epilepsyct.com
(800) 899-3745

Florida

Camp Boggy Creek

Camp Boggy Creek

Description: Participants enjoy a week long summer session of fun, adventure and independence. The “Boggy Campers” meet new friends and share their challenges while enjoying swimming, boating, fishing, arts and crafts, horseback riding, theater, archery, singing and dancing. Located in Eustis, Fla., the camp is specifically designed for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Laughter and friendships abound on the 232 acres of tall pines, majestic oaks and nature trails. Camp Boggy Creek is a permanent, year round facility where children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses can come at no charge. Camp Boggy Creek’s staff and volunteers are comprised of professionals from the fields of medicine, nursing, administration and therapeutic camping.

Ages: 7 to 16 years old

Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2015

Cost: Free to families

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled- notifications of status sent to parents on 4/14/15

For more information:
www.campboggycreek.org
(352) 483-4200

Georgia

Camp Big Heart

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia

Description: This camp is held at Camp John Hope in Ft. Valley, Georgia. The camp accepts children and adults with epilepsy, but they must have an additional diagnosis of a developmental disability. The camp offers traditional camp activities with full time medical staff and counselors trained in seizure recognition and first aid.

Ages: Session 1 - ages 7- 28 years; Session 2 - 29 years and older

Dates: Session 1 - from June 21- 26, 2015; Session 2 - from June 28- July 3, 205

Cost: $385

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until spaces filled

For more information:
www.campbigheart.com
Lloyd Brown at lloyd@epilepsyga.org
(800) 527-7105

Camp Carpe Diem

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia / Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta

Description: Camp Carpe Diem is located at Ft Yargo State Park in Winder Georgia. The camp is designed for children ages 7-15 who have good seizure control with medications. The camp offers traditional camp activities with the safety net of full-time medical staff, low camper to counselor ratios and counselors trained in seizure recognition and first aid. Camp applications and medical forms are found online at www.choa.org/campcarpe diem.

Ages: 7 to 15 years old

Dates: May 23 - 29, 2015

Cost: $100 donation requested

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: March 14, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsyga.org/camp
Lauren Beaver at lauren.beaver@choa.org
(404) 785-4425

Illinois

Camp Blackhawk

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Description: Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget. For one week, kids, ages 6-17, come together and enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to camp, while leaving behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. They are surrounded–-some for the first time–-by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. At Camp Blackhawk, epilepsy is the norm. Campers get to experience all kinds of fun camp activities like swimming, zip lining, boating and campfires while in a safe and medically monitored setting. In the months leading up to camp, Foundation case managers build relationships with the campers, as well as their parents, and develop a solid grasp of their needs. Best of all, when campers are having the time of their lives at Camp Blackhawk, those case managers are right along with them, enjoying every minute just as much! There is no cost to attend camp, however, donations are accepted and welcomed. Space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority acceptance will be given to people within the Foundation’s service area. Applications will be available starting March 20, 2015.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: July 5 - 10 and August 2 - 7, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
www.epilepsychicago.org/programs-services/for-children/camp-blackhawk/
Meredith Taylor at mtaylor@epilepsychicago.org
312-939-8622 ext 202

Camp ROEHR

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois

Description: Camp ROEHR is a six day overnight camp for children and teenagers with epilepsy — newly located at the beautiful YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood in Potosi, MO. — with air conditioned cabins, laundry facilities, and a general store. It’s a great opportunity for children to make new friends and have a great time in a safe, supportive environment. Camp activities include swimming, fishing, horseback riding, sports, hiking, wildlife exploration, entertainment and much more. We do everything at Camp Roehr that other camps do! We just do it with more supervision and medical support personnel.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: June 14 - 19, 2015

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: April 1, 2015

For more information:
http://www.efgreatersil.org
Trudy L. Baxter at trudyepilepsy@sbcglobal.net
(618) 236-2181 ext. 104

Indiana

Camp for Courageous Kids

Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana/Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

Description: The Center for Courageous Kids, located in Scottsville, Kentucky, is a world-class overnight medical camp for children with epilepsy and other chronic conditions. Our campus, situated on 168 acres, includes our medical center, equestrian center, bowling alley, indoor swimming complex, gymnasium, climbing wall and so much more!

Ages: 7 - 17 years old

Dates: October 2 - 4, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
www.courageouskids.org
info@courageouskids.org
Pat Smith at (270) 680-2900

Iowa

camPossible!

Epilepsy Foundation North/Central Illinois Iowa & Nebraska

Description: "camPossible!" is a 7 day/6 night camp held at Camp Conestoga in New Liberty, Iowa. Youth/teens aged 9-17 with epilepsy will experience all the fun and adventures of camp within a safe, monitored environment. Activities include zip-line/low ropes, arts & crafts, archery, hiking, canoeing, swimming and much more. Through these traditional camp activities the campers gain a sense of self-esteem, achievement and personal responsibility - You CAN do it at "camPossible!" The camp staff consists of counselors from the Epilepsy Foundation and volunteers from the medical, social service, and epilepsy community. Low staff to camper ratio and all staff are trained in seizure recognition/response. Space is limited and priority is given to those residing in the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central IL, IA & NE. Application and medical forms are available online.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 14 - 20, 2015

Cost: $150

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsyheartland.org
efqc@efncil.org
Monta Ponsetto at 309.373.0377

Kentucky

See Illinois and Indiana listings

Massachusetts

Camp Wee Kan Tu - Massachusetts

Epilepsy Foundation New England

Description: Camp Wee Kan Tu is hosted at the Frank A. Day Camp in East Brookfield, Massachusetts on the shores of Lake Quacumquasit. This camp is a 5 day overnight camp for children and teens with epilepsy. Activities include traditional camp fun and adventures, camp fires, talent shows, epilepsy education and much more, within the structure of a safe, well-monitored environment. The camp staff consists of counselors from the host camp and Epilepsy Foundation volunteers from the medical, social service and epilepsy community. All staff are trained in seizure recognition, first aid and the special needs of children with epilepsy.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: August 11 - 15, 2015

Cost: $400

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
http://www.epilepsynewengland.org/camp-wee-kan-tu-ma
Contact Sarajune Dagen at sdagen@partners.org
(888) 576-9996

Maryland

Camp Great Rock

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington refers campers to Camp Great Rock, a week long, overnight camp for children and teens with epilepsy, ages 7-17. Camp Great Rock is run by Brainy Camps Association, a subsidiary of the Children's National Medical Center. For 20 years, it has provided campers with epilepsy a safe environment where they can have fun while building confidence, independence, and self-esteem.

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Dates: July 5 - 11, 2015

Cost: $850

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
www.brainycamps.com/camps/camp-great-rock/
info@brainycamps.com
(202) 476-5142

Maine

Camp Wee Kan Tu - Maine

Epilepsy Foundation New England

Description: Camp Wee Kan Tu in Maine is being held at Camp Oceanwood in Ocean Park Maine. A 5 day overnight camp for children and teens with epilepsy, Camp Wee Kan Tu Maine will offer a variety of camp activities - therapeutic horseback riding, archery, swimming, beach activities, theatre, sports, arts and crafts and more. The camp has a full time nurse and doctor and all staff are trained in seizure first aid.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: July 13 - 17, 2015

Cost: $400

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

For more information:
http://www.epilepsynewengland.org/camp-wee-kan-tu-maine
Contact Kristine Binette at kbinette@epilepsynewengland.org
(207) 602-6160

Michigan

Camp Discovery

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Description: Camp Discovery is a 5-day and 4-night camp for youth with epilepsy. Campers enjoy all the activities that camp has to offer, including a climbing wall, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, art and much more. Campers also participate in a small group “ask the expert” informational session on epilepsy. At Camp Discovery, children are welcomed into an environment that is encouraging, blameless, kind, committed, and safe. Camp staff includes a 24-hour medical team, Epilepsy Foundation staff, and expertly trained volunteers. Camp Discovery will be held at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center in Augusta, Michigan.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: June 21 - 25, 2015

Cost: $1,000

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsymichigan.org/campdiscovery
Pam Bird at pbird@epilepsymichigan.org
(800) 377-6226 ext. 1204

Minnesota

Camp Oz

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Description: Camp Oz is located at YMCA Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin. We offer a weeklong overnight camp for youth and teens whose primary condition is epilepsy. It’s a great opportunity for youth to experience a safe yet fun camping experience that includes swimming, horseback riding, campfires, games, sports, nature and meeting new friends. Just recently, we began to offer a day camp option. This program is intended to better prepare children for the residential camp in the future. Both camping programs are staffed with medical professionals and volunteers.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 14 - 19, 2015

Cost: $200

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled.

For more information:
www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/programs/youth/camp-oz/
Nikki Baker at nbaker@efmn.org
(651) 287-2308

Mississippi

Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

Description: The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, located at Camp Wesley Pines, Gallman, Miss., is a weeklong overnight camp for children and teenagers with epilepsy. It’s a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of camp activities – swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, crafts and more. Activities are designed to be accessible and adapted to campers’ needs and abilities in a safe medically monitored setting.

Ages: 8 to 16 years old

Dates: June 2 - 6, 2015

Cost: $25 application fee

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsy-ms.org/
Rachel Melson at rmelson@epilepsy-ms.org
(601) 936-5222 ext. 303

Missouri

See Illinois listing

North Carolina

Camp Carefree

Description: The campground has accommodations for 120 campers, counselors and medical personnel, and offers the recreational and craft activities of a traditional camping program. The main difference involves the populations served and the residence of medical volunteers from UNC Hospitals, Moses Cone Health System, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and other area health facilities. These teams oversee the proper administration of medications and treatments that many of our campers require, and assures the close monitoring of their physical condition. Many children with serious health problems live a protected life and spend a good deal of their young lives in hospitals and doctor's offices. Camp Carefree provides them with needed freedom to play, learn and have fun with others who encounter similar difficulties. The psychological, recreational and physical benefits of camping with their peers can help make their personal battle easier to bear. Sharing their feelings with others who really know what it's like to live with someone with a chronic health problem or disability helps these children know they are not alone in their plight. Our emphasis, however, is on wellness and fun!

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: June 28 - July 4, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: As long as space is available

For more information:
www.campcarefree.org
carefreedirectors@gmail.com
Tony McCallum at (336) 427-0966

North Dakota

See Minnesota listing

New Hampshire

Camp Allen

Epilepsy Foundation New England

Description: Our ratio of 1:2 with 1:1 available allows those campers who may not be able to attend other camps due to age, ability, accessibility or behavioral needs to come to a camp where all are welcome! We are a typical camp with typical camping activities that include swimming, boating, walking in the woods, exploring the wetlands, arts and crafts, music and dance, and everything in between. Our cabins and other buildings, pool and bathrooms are all accessible. Our staff come from all over the world, some have experience and others have a strong desire to make a difference in their world. The campers love learning about other cultures and developing friendships with their peers and counselors. We have a medical team that includes at least one RN, a first responder, and a nursing assistant. Campers who are ill but do not need to go home, can spend the night in the health center under observation of the nurse. The Bedford Fire Department and Ambulance Team are only about 5 minutes away.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: August 9 - 14, 2015, Session 6

Cost: $800

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
http://campallennh.org/schedule-and-forms/
Mary Crowell at mcrowell@epilepsynewengland.org
(603) 677-7739

*Also see Massachusetts listing

New Jersey

Camp NOVA

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

Description: Camp NOVA is a wonderful opportunity for children and young adults living with epilepsy and other developmental disabilities to enjoy summer camp. Camp NOVA is a 1-week overnight camp for young people, which provides an exciting and independent camping experience in an environment filled with fun experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Camp activities include ziplining, arts and crafts, boating, fishing, fitness activies, swimming, and yoga.

Ages: 12 to 28 years old

Dates: August 2 - 8, 2015

Cost: $1,055 to $1,380 (depending on level of care needed)

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

For more information:
http://www.efnj.com
camps@efnj.com
Jenna Andolora at (800) 336-5843

Bounce Out the Stigma

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

Description: Bounce Out The Stigma basketball camp is a partnership of Mighty Mike Basketball and The Family Resource Network. The goal of this collaboration is to provide children and young people, with developmental disabilities a chance to learn using basketball as the primary vehicle to overcome obstacles in life. Our purpose is for children to gain confidence and “bounce-out” their “limitations” to empower themselves.

Ages: 8 to 21 years old

Dates:   August 10 - 14, 2015

Cost: $325

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

For more information:
http://www.efnj.com
Jenna Andolora at camps@efnj.com
(800) 336-5843

Super NOVA (adults only)

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

Description: Super NOVA is a weekend adventure for adults 29 years of age and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Super NOVA was specifically developed when the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ saw that so many of the Camp NOVA individuals were aging out with no similar alternative.

Ages: 29 and older

Dates: March 6 - 8, 2015 & May 1- 3, 2015

Cost: $950

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until spaces are filled

For more information:
http://www.efnj.com/what-we-offer/programs/
Brandi Smith at bsmith@familyresourcenetwork.org
(800) 336-5843

New Mexico

See Colorado listing

New York

Camp EAGR

Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester-Syracuse-Binghamton

Description: Camp EAGR has provided children ages 8 to 17 with epilepsy a traditional summer camp experience for the past 23 years. Children from all over the Northeast, regardless of their seizure control, come to Camp EAGR in Upstate New York to experience a camp complete with swimming, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, nature, wall climbing and horseback riding – all of the things children without epilepsy do on a regular basis. With its highly trained staff, complete with three nurses and a neurologist, Camp EAGR provides the safe and fun environment that children with epilepsy need. Camp EAGR enables youngsters to experience things they might otherwise never have an opportunity to be exposed to, allows the children to discover that others have similar experiences with their seizures and also provides them with positive role models, as many of the volunteer counselors have epilepsy.

Ages: 8 to 17 & siblings

Dates: August 9 -15, 2015

Cost: $750

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

For more information:
www.epiny.org/epilepsy-camp-eagr.php
Mike Radell at mradell@epiny.org
(585) 442-4430 x2741

Ohio

Camp for Champs

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus

Description: Camp for Champs is a day camp for kids with epilepsy and developmental delays that takes place at a horseback riding center. Camp is held from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday of the week of June 22nd. While at camp, the kids ride horses, do horse related activities and various crafts and games. Camp is limited to 10 campers and they get individualized attention to help them succeed and have fun.

Ages: 6 to 15 years old

Dates: June 22 - 25, 2015

Cost: $50

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepts until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.epilepsy-ohio.org
Mark Findley at mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org
(513) 721-2905

Camp Flame Catcher

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus

Description: A great time is had by all as kids hike, swim, horseback ride, canoe, do crafts, ride on the zip line and giant swing and much more! Along with doing these awesome activities, the kids will get a chance to learn about their epilepsy and meet other campers and counselors who share similar challenges. Friendships are made to last a lifetime and kids come back year after year because of these special bonds. Financial help is available for all who need it.

Ages: 8 to 21 years old

Dates: March 27-29; July 12-16 and Sept. 25-27, 2015

Cost: $175.00 for weekend, $375.00 for week

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepts until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.epilepsy-ohio.org
Mark Findley at mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org
(513) 721-2905

Oregon

See Washington listing

Pennsylvania

Camp Achieve

Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania

Description: Camp Achieve is a week-long overnight camp for children and teens with epilepsy/seizure disorder organized and run by the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA. The week is a time for building independence, making friends, learning how to manage a life with seizures and just having fun!

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: August 16 - 21, 2015

Cost: $350

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

For more information:
www.campachieve.org
Sue Livingston at slivingston@efepa.org
(215) 629-5003 ext.102

Camp Frog

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania

Description: Camp Frog is a nationally-recognized program that places extra supportive and medical services into existing YMCA summer camp programs, allowing children who have seizures to enjoy summer camp just like their peers.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: June 21- 27, 2015 and July 5 - 11, 2015

Cost: $485 to $700

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

For more information:
http://www.efwp.org/programs/ProgramsCampFrog.xml
Amanda Stein at astein@efwp.org
(412) 322-5880

Puerto Rico

Encuentro Recreativo Educacional

Sociedad Puertorriquena De Epilepsia

Description: Annually, our organization celebrates the Summer Camp which is called "Educational Meeting and Recreation for Children and Youth with Epilepsy". This year we expect the participation of about 100 children between the ages of 5-16 years with epilepsy and other young people with special conditions and epilepsy. This meeting promotes experiences where epilepsy is not a barrier to the development and enjoyment of an optimal quality of life. Part of the activities are targeted toward socialization, promoting talents and abilities through education, art, sports and interaction among participants. Our interest is to strengthen participants' confidence in themselves and experiencing identification and group solidarity. These participants come from low income families.

Ages: 8 to 18 years old

Dates: June 1 - 5, 2015

Cost: $40

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

For more information:
info@sociedadepilepsiapr.org
(787) 782-6200

Rhode Island

See Massachusetts listing

Tennessee

Camp Discovery

Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee partners with Camp Discovery to provide a camp just for those living with epilepsy. Camp Discovery is a project of the Tennessee Jaycees and the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation, Inc.. The Jaycees have been providing summer camping opportunities for people with disabilities for many years now. During the last 28 years, we have come a long way in developing and updating our camp to meet the needs of our campers. Camp Discovery is always striving to provide the best camping experience possible.

Ages: 7 to Adult

Dates: July 5 - 10, 2015

Cost: $445

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.jayceecamp.org
Pam Hughes at pam@efeasttn.org
(800) 951-4991

Camp Celebrate

Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee partners with Camp Celebrate to conduct this family camp. At Camp Celebrate, persons with disability and their families receive encouragement and care in the comfort of a safe family camp environment. Families enjoy fully accessible and age appropriate fun activities, are nourished by hearty home-style meals, build lifelong relationships, and network with families who understand the challenges of life with a disability. You’ll leave camp encouraged, refreshed, and just maybe a little bit tired from all the fun you and your family will have!

Ages: Family Camp for all ages

Dates: July 6 - 10, 2015

Cost: $730 for the first 2 people; $240 each additional family member

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

For more information:
www.tnfamilyretreat.com
Pam Hughes at pam@efeasttn.org
(800) 951-4991

Texas

Camp Brainstorm

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas’ Camp Brainstorm is a five-day, four-night resident summer camp experience for children with epilepsy, ages 8-17. Camp Brainstorm gives campers a life changing experience they won’t soon forget. For 5 days youth with epilepsy come together and enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to camp, while leaving behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. They are all surrounded –-some for the first time–- by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. There are no worries about what people would think if they had a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Brainstorm, epilepsy is the norm.

Ages: 8 to 17

Dates: June 8 - 12, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

For more information:
www.epilepsycamp.com
Ariel McCarter at ariel@efcst.org
(210) 653-5353

Camp Spike 'n' Wave®

Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Houston/Dallas/Fort Worth/West Texas

Description: Camp Spike ‘n’ Wave®, located at beautiful, handicap accessible Camp For All in Burton, Texas, is a week-long overnight camp for children with the primary diagnosis of epilepsy. Camp Spike ‘n’ Wave is built on happiness, love, friendship, respect and admiration. Camp Spike ‘n’ Wave® is proud of its role model counselors (camper to counselor ratio is 3:1). An outstanding team of medical professionals, led by a pediatric neurologist, are present during the entire week of camp.

Ages: 8 to 14 years old

Dates: June 14 - 20, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs/camps-and-recreation/camp-spike-n-wave/
camp@eftx.org
Rebecca Moreau at (888) 548-9716

Camp Neuron®

Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Houston/Dallas/Fort Worth/West Texas

Description: Camp Neuron takes place at the beautiful and fully accessible Texas Lions Camp located in Kerrville, Texas (60 miles NW of San Antonio). Camp Neuron offers a safe and fun residential camping experience for children and teens living with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Texas provides this unique opportunity at no cost to families of children with epilepsy. At Camp Neuron campers build self-esteem, create life-long friendships, participate in team building, and learn more about living with epilepsy.

Ages: 8 to 14 years old

Dates: July 5 - 11, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs/camps-and-recreation/camp-neuron/
camp@eftx.org
Rebecca Moreau at (888) 548-9716

Kamp Kaleidoscope®

Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Houston/Dallas/Fort Worth/West Texas

Description: Kamp Kaleidoscope® is located at YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp in Anna, Texas, just outside Dallas. Kaleidoscope is a weeklong overnight camp for teenagers with epilepsy. Kaleidoscope provides a safe, enjoyable experience while promoting independence, self-confidence, competency and social interaction. The camper to counselor ratio is 4:1. Counselors are selected for their experience and enthusiasm for working with teenagers. A dedicated medical staff is present during the entire week of camp.

Ages: 15 to 19 years old

Dates: July 5 - 11, 2015

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 5, 2015

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs/camps-and-recreation/kamp-kaleidoscope/
camp@eftx.org
Rebecca Moreau at (888) 548-9716

Virginia

Camp Holiday Trails

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia donates to and trains camp staff at Camp Holiday Trails located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Camp Holiday Trails is for kids who need medical support to participate in camp. The aim of the camp is to create a community that embraces nature, celebrates individuality, cherishes health and well-being and cultivates a deeper appreciation of what it means to belong to something — to be a part of a caring community.

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Dates: June 28 - July 10, 2015

Cost: Cost Varies. EFVA pays for campers

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: accepted

For more information:
http://www.campholidaytrails.org
campisgood@campholidaytrails.org
(434) 977-3781

Camp Great Rock

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia directs campers to Camp Great Rock. They also help train staff and donate to this camp.

Vermont

Epilepsy Foundation Vermont

Offers camp scholarships to families in Vermont who can select the camp of their choice for their child for one week.

Audrey Butler at 802-775-1686 or epilepsy@sover.net

Washington

Camp Discovery

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Description: Camp Discovery is located at Camp Fire USA’s Camp Killoqua in Stanwood Washington. The Camp is a 4-day 3-night camp for children and teens with epilepsy. It’s a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of many camp activities – swimming, fishing, sports, hiking and more. Activities are designed to be accessible and adapted to individual needs and abilities and provided in a safe, medically monitored setting.

Ages: 7 to 16 & siblings

Dates: August 17 - 20, 2015

Cost: Free for children with epilepsy; free for their first sibling; additional siblings are $125 each

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:
www.epilepsynw.org/programs/camp-discovery
Rose Cain at (206) 261-6893

Wisconsin

Camp Phoenix

All Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates in Wisconsin

Description: Located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin, Camp Phoenix is a week-long overnight camp for children and teenagers with a primary diagnosis of epilepsy. Over 400 acres of woods and trails surround the private Lions Lake. Plenty of well-trained staff, nurses and counselors provide a safe, medically monitored setting. Kids experience the fun of camp activities like swimming, fishing, sports, hiking and more.

Ages: 8–17 years old

Dates: August 2 - 7, 2015

Cost: $600

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 30, 2015

For more information:
Ann Hubbard at ahubbard@epilepsywisconsin.org
(715) 341-5811

 

 

Reviewed by: Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN on 4/2015
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