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Alaska

See Washington listing

Alabama

Camp Evoked Potential 

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: July 2- 7, 2017

Cost: $725

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available. 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017

For more information: 

http://campascca.org

Donna Dodson at (251) 341-0170

ddodson@efa.org

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 are able to leave behind various challenges epilepsy can bring 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 courses, 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: June 4 - 10, 2017

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes. Scholarships, both full and partial, depending upon family income.

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017

For more information:

http://epilepsyaz.org/programs/camp-candlelight

info@epilepsyaz.org

Suzanne Matsumori 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, ages 9 -17, enjoy a unique adventure where they can have fun, participate in outdoor activities, build friendships, and escape some of life's, daily challenges. Enjoy 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: June 25 - 30, 2017

Cost: $650

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016

For more information:

http://www.epilepsynorcal.org

camp@epilepsynorcal.org

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 15 - 19, 2017

Cost: $550

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: --

For more information:

www.epilepsycolorado.org

Marcee Aude at (303) 377-9774

marcee@epilepsycolorado.org

Rock n' Rally

Epilepsy Foundation Colorado

Description: Rock n’ Rally is located at the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown. This overnight weekend camp for kids with epilepsy, siblings, and children of parents with epilepsy allows a child affected by epilepsy 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 - kids with epilepsy & siblings

Dates: July 7 - 9, 2017

Cost: $250

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: --

For more information:

www.epilepsycolorado.org

Marcee Aude at (303) 377-9774

marcee@epilepsycolorado.org

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, Connecticut. 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 16 - 21, 2017

Cost: $295

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

For more information:

http://www.epilepsyct.com

Allison Gamber at (860) 346-1924

allison@epilepsyct.com

Florida

Camp Boggy Creek

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

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, Florida, 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, administration and therapeutic camping.

Ages: 7 to 16 years old

Dates: June 26 - July 1, 2017

Cost: Free to families

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: --

For more information:

www.campboggycreek.org

(352) 483-4200

Georgia

Camp Big Heart

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia

Description: Camp Big Heart, in existence since 1984, is designed specifically for children and adults who have epilepsy, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, and are ambulatory. They may also have physical challenges. It is recognized as one of the truly outstanding camps of its type in the country and serves the entire state of Georgia. It is managed by Georgia Civitan and is held at Camp John Hope in Perry, Georgia. There are three different sessions of the camp geared to different ages. 

Dates and Ages:

SESSION I: June 11-June 16, 2017: School-age campers

SESSION II: June 18- June 23, 2017: Young adults and higher functioning campers

SESSION III:  June 25 – June 30, 2017: Adults, maximum age 60 years old

Cost: $410 donation requested

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:

http://campbigheart.org/

Julie Miller, campbigheart@bellsouth.net

Illinois

Camp Blackhawk

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Description: Located 1 hour from downtown Chicago, Camp Blackhawk at Camp Henry Horner in Ingleside, Illinois, offers children from ages 6 to 17 with epilepsy a retreat-style week-long camp. Staff are trained in recognizing and responding to all seizure types. Campers enjoy swimming, canoeing, zip lining, rock-wall climbing in addition to more traditional sports, archery, arts and crafts, and social events.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: July 9 - 14, 2017 and July 30 - August 4, 2017

Cost:  Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled

For more information:

www.epilepsychicago.org

Crissy Catalano at (312) 939-8622, ext 211

ccatalano@epilepsychicago.org

Camp ROEHR

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois

Description: Camp ROEHR is a six day overnight camp for children and teenagers with epilepsy. Returning to YMCA Trout Lodge, Camp Lakewood, at Potosi, Missouri, with air conditioned cabins, laundry facilities, and 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, sports, hiking, wildlife exploration, karaoke, crafts, and games. We do everything that other camps do! We just do it with more supervision and medical support personnel. Space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ages: 6 to 18 years old

Dates: June 11 - 16th, 2017

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes; Income based.

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until all spaces are filled

For more information

http://www.efgreatersil.org

Gary Miller at (618) 236-2181

garym@epilepsygsil.org

*Also see camPossible!

Indiana

The Center for Courageous Kids

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

Description: What do fishing, swimming, boating, archery, arts and crafts, and kids with epilepsy have in common? A great opportunity to attend a weekend family camp at the Center for Courageous Kids (CCK). This camp is a state of the art medical camp where families affected by epilepsy can experience a stress free, safe, and fun camp experience. The Epilepsy Family Retreat will begin on Friday evening, October 6th, through Sunday morning, October 8th. CCK is located in Scottsville, Kentucky, which can be a little bit of a drive for some. Travel assistance grants may be available. At The Center for Courageous Kids, our Family Retreat Weekend is designed to provide respite, recreation, and support programs for families who have a child with epilepsy. To qualify, a member of the immediate family must be diagnosed with epilepsy and be between the age of 5 to 17.

Ages: 5 to 17 years old

Dates: 

  • Week of June 17, 2017 - Summer Camp
  • October 6 - 8, 2017 - Epilepsy Family Retreat

Cost: Travel expenses

Scholarship Available: Yes. The cost of the camp is covered for 30 Indiana families by a generous donor.

Application Deadline:  Application deadline for Family Fall Camp is July 7, 2017 

For more information:

www.courageouskids.org

Alvin Farmer at (270) 618-2912

info@courageouskids.org

Iowa

camPossible!

Epilepsy Foundation of 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 to 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. Newly renovated, climate-controlled lodging available. Space is limited and priority is given to those residing in the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska service area. "camPossible!" has partnered with Angel Flights for transportation assistance. Application, medical forms, and Parent/Camper Handbook are available online starting mid-March.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 4 - 10, 2017

Cost: $200

Scholarship Available: Yes. 

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

For more information:

http://www.epilepsyheartland.org/

Monta Ponsetto at (309) 373-0377

efqc@efncil.org

*Also see Minnesota listings

Kentucky

See Illinois and Indiana listings

Massachusetts

The Purple Camp: Matty Project

Epilepsy Foundation New England (serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island)

Description: Join us for Camp Matty, a therapeutic horseback riding day camp for children living with epilepsy. The day camp provides children with epilepsy the opportunity to learn to horseback ride in a fun and safe environment, with trained personnel supported by parents and volunteers. Therapeutic horseback riding is considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. The physical benefits of muscle strengthening and improved coordination are paralleled by the social and psychological benefits of the program. In addition to horseback riding, campers enjoy arts & crafts, outdoor games, and other fun activities in a beautiful farm setting. The activities are designed to foster a sense of teamwork and friendship among the children, and they also have tremendous impact on the parents and caregivers who accompany their children each day at camp. Friendships are formed among campers, volunteers, parents, and siblings who attend (siblings may participate in all camp activities with the exception of the horseback riding). The focus is on the children having fun in a safe and accessible environment, and on parents connecting to others who share similar life experiences. Camp Matty is supported by donations from generous sponsors and is also made possible because of the assistance of our many wonderful Camp Matty volunteers.  

Ages: 7 to 21 years old

Dates:  August 7 - 10, 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline:  

For more information:

http://www.epilepsynewengland.org

Susan Welby at (617) 506-6042

Swelby@epilepsynewengland.org

The Purple Camp Sleepaway Family Program

Epilepsy Foundation New England (serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island)

Description: Family camp offers children and their families a friendly and safe environment to experience being away at camp and the opportunity to make new friends. At our camp in Maine, children and family members sleep in bunks in a dormitory-style building with bathrooms on each floor. Our Massachusetts camp features cabins with bathrooms in a separate building. Meals are included in the cost of camp. Special diets are accommodated in coordination with the camper and parent along with medical, camp, and dining staff. Meals are served in dining halls either buffet or family style. Activities Include: archery, swimming, sports, theater, arts & crafts, climbing tower, kayaks and paddle boards, campfire circle, and games. 

Ages: All ages

Dates and Locations:

  • Maine: July 12 - 15, 2017
  • Massachusetss: August 20 - 23, 2017

Cost: $150 per adult and $100 per child (3 nights/4 days). For example, the cost of camp for a parent and 2 children = $350 (total, all days).

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

For more information:

https://www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp/

Susan Welby at (617) 506-6042​

purplecamp@epilepsynewengland.org

The Purple Camp Summer Sleepaway for Children with Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation New England (serving Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island)

Description: Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, Massachusetts, is our host for a 6-day/5-night camp for children and teens with epilepsy in Massachusetts. Our Maine camp is located at the Oceanwood Camp and Conference Center in Oceanpark, Maine. Concurrent sibling programs are available. Activities may include: archery, swimming, sports, theater, arts & crafts, music, climbing tower, kayaks and paddle boards, campfire circle, and games. Campers are expected to be able to perform all activities of daily living independently. This includes tasks like eating, bathing, dressing, and basic hygiene. All camper applications are submitted to a medical committee to review a camper’s fit for the health, safety, and programming goals and parameters for each camp. Camp is staffed 24 hours a day by a nurse, camp counselors, and EFNE staff who have training in seizure recognition and seizure first-aid as well as in working with children with epilepsy who have diverse needs. Neurologists volunteer their time during the day and are on call at night.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates:

  • Maine: July 9 - 12, 2017
  • Massachusetts: August 13 - 18, 2017

Cost:

  • Maine: $325 (3 nights/4 days)
  • Massachusetts: $550 (5 nights/6 days)

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

For more information: 

http://www.epilepsynewengland.org

Susan Welby at (617) 506-6042

purplecamp@epilepsynewengland.org

Also see New Hampshire and Maine listings 

Maryland

Camp Great Rock

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

For more information:

www.brainycamps.com/camps/camp-great-rock/

info@brainycamps.com

(202) 476-5142

Maine

The Purple Camp Retreat for Adults with Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation New England (serving Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire)

Description: A fun filled weekend for adults living with epilepsy to have the opportunity to step back from day-to-day demands and activities for fun, discussion, community-building, learning, support, rest, and rejuvenation. Activities may include any or all of the following: archery, horseback riding, strolling the beach, theater, arts & crafts, music, and games.

Ages:  30 years old and up

Dates: September 8 -10, 2017

Cost: $150.00 (includes all meals)

Scholarship Available: Yes; Full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information: 

http://www.epilepsynewengland.org

Susan Welby at (617) 506-6042 

purplecamp@epilepsynewengland.org

Michigan

Camp Discovery

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Description: Camp Discovery is a 5-day and 4-night camp where kids with epilepsy discover their own abilities. Campers enjoy all the activities that camp has to offer, including a rock wall climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, archery, art, and much more. Campers also participate in a small group “Ask the Neurologist” 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 25 - 29, 2017

Cost: $1,000

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: June 9, 2017

For more information:

www.epilepsymichigan.org/campdiscovery

Pam Bird at (800) 377-6226 ext. 1204

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 week-long 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. Camp Oz is staffed with an array of medical professionals, Epilepsy Foundation staff and volunteers from across our service region.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 18 - 23, 2017

Cost: $300

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled.

For more information:

www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/programs/youth/camp-oz/

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Day Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Description: Day Camp, for boys and girls ages 6-10, is designed to help prepare eligible campers for future attendance at Camp Oz. It is located at JCC Camp Butwin in Eagan, MN. Campers must meet all requirements as listed under Camp Oz. Day Camp runs each day from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and includes activities such as sports, horse back riding, arts and crafts, outdoor adventure, nature, music, and dance. There will be a nurse on site to dispense medication, along with EFMN staff, camp staff and volunteers.

Ages: 6 to 10 years old

Dates: August 2 - 4, 2017

Cost: $100 per camper

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled.

For more information:

efmn.org

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Family Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Description: Family Camp, for boys and girls ages 6-17, is designed for youth with seizures with additional medical, developmental, social or emotional needs that cannot be accommodated at Camp Oz. This program will be located at YMCA Camp Christmas Tree in Mound, Minnesota. Each camper is required to have at least one parent/guardian attend the camp however all immediate family members are welcome to join as well. Family Camp will run from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and activities include arts and crafts, interaction with horses, games, team building and more! EFMN and camp staff will be on site however each parent/guardian is responsible for their child(s) and the dispense of their medication.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: July 22, 2017

Cost: $50 per family

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled.

For more information:

efmn.org

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Mississippi

Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

Description: The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp is a week-long camp for Mississippi kids, ages 8-16, living with epilepsy. The campers attend free of charge and enjoy a great camp experience under the supervision of the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, trained counselors, and nurses who are on site 24/7. This year's camp will be held at Timber Creek Camp outside of Morton, Mississippi. To be eligible for the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, a child must: have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy; be between 8 and 16 years old; be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet without assistance; and work well in small groups.

Ages: 8 to 16 years old

Dates: May 30 - June 3, 2017

Cost: $25.00 registration fee

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017

For more information:

www.epilepsy-ms.org

Trey Townsend at (601) 936-5222

Ttownsend@epilepsy-ms.org

Missouri

See Illinois listing

North Carolina

Camp Carefree

Epilepsy Foundation North Carolina

Description: This week of camp is for children with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. 

Ages: -

Dates: June 25 - July 1, 2017

Costs: Free

Scholarships available: Not applicable

For more information:

http://www.campcarefree.org

directors@campcarefree.org or 336-427-0966

North Dakota

See Minnesota listing

Nebraska

See Minnesota listings and camPossible!

New Hampshire

See Maine and Massachusetts listings

Nevada

See Arizona listing

New Jersey

Camp NOVA

Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey

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

Ages: 12 years of age and older

Dates: July 30 - August 5, 2017

Cost: $1162- $1575 (depending on level of care needed)

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: --

For more information:

http://www.efnj.com

camps@efnj.com

Veronica Trathen at (800) 336-5843

New Mexico

See Arizona 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 25 years. Children from all over the Northeast, regardless of their seizure control, come to Camp EAGR in Upstate/Western 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 two onsite nurse practitioners and 2-3 neurologists, 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 years old & siblings

Dates: August 13 - 19, 2017

Cost: $750

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

For more information:

www.epiny.org/epilepsy-camp-eagr.php

Mike Radell at (585) 442-4430 ext. 2741

mradell@epiny.org

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 12:00 p.m. While at camp, the kids ride horses, participate in other horse related activities, as well as arts and crafts and games. Camp is limited to 10 campers who get individualized attention to help them succeed and have fun. 

Ages: 6 to 15 years old

Dates: June 26 - 30, 2017

Cost: $50

Scholarship Available: Yes. No child is turned away because of finances. 

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces are filled. 

For more information: 

http://www.epilepsy-ohio.org

Mark Findley at (513) 721-2905

mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org

Camp Flame Catcher

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus

Description: Camp Flame Catcher is a traditional camp program that is tailored to the unique needs of children with epilepsy. Kids will take part in swimming, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, ziplines, arts and crafts, ropes course, and more, all while under the care of trained caring counselors. Kids of all abilities are welcome! A week long summer camp and a fall weekend camp are available. 

Ages: 8 to 21 years old

Dates:

  • Summer Camp: July 9 -13, 2017
  • Fall Weekend Camp: September 22 - 24, 2017

Cost:

  • Summer Camp: $375 
  • Fall Weekend Camp: $125

Scholarship Available: Yes. No child is ever turned away because of finances.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces are filled.

For more information:

www.epilepsy-ohio.org

Mark Findley at (513) 721-2905

mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org

Fall Weekend Camp for Adults with Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Cincinnati and Columbus

Description: Adults with epilepsy are invited to join us for our annual fall weekend camp at Lutheran Memorial Camp in northern Columbus. Weekend will include time to relax, hike, do crafts and much more.

Ages: 21 years old and up

Dates: September 22 - 24, 2017

Cost: $125

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Applications aceepted until all spaces are filled

For more information:

www.epilepsy-ohio.org 

Mark Findley at (877) 804-2241

mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org

Oregon

Camp Discovery - Oregon

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Description: Camp Discovery -Oregon is located at Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. The Camp is a 4-day 3-night camp for children and teens with epilepsy and their siblings. It's a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of many camp activities - swimming, rope swing, boating, 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 years old

Dates: July 30 - August 2, 2017

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

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

For more information:

www.epilepsynw.org/programs/camp-discovery 

Rose Cain at (206) 261-6893

rcain@epilepsynw.org

Rhode Island

See Camp Matty and Maine and Massachusetts listings

South Dakota

See Minnosota listings

Texas

Camp Brainstorm

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas

Description: Camp Brainstorm, located in serene Rockport, Texas, is a five-day, four-night residental summer camp experience for children with epilepsy, ages 8 to 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 years old

Dates: June 19 - 23, 2017

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

For more information:

www.epilepsycamp.com

Ariel Robinson at (210) 653-5353

ariel@efcst.org

Vermont

TBA

Washington

Camp Discovery - WA

Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Description: Camp Discovery is located at Black Diamond Camps in Auburn, 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, zip line, 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 years old

Dates: August 6 - 9, 2017

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

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017

For more information:

www.epilepsynw.org/programs/camp-discovery

Rose Cain at (206) 261-6893

rcain@epilepsynw.org

Wisconsin

Camp Phoenix

Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin

Description: Located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp, 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 to 17 years old

Dates: August 6 - 11, 2017

Cost: $600

Scholarship Available: Yes. Some partial scholarships - call for information

Application Deadline: May 28, 2017

For more information:

http://www.epilepsywisconsin.org

Ann Hubbard at (715) 341-5811

ahubbard@epilepsywisconsin.org

*Also see Illinois and Minnesota listings

Reviewed by: Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN on 3/2016
Camp Great Rock

 

Find out all the fun you can have at Camp Great Rock in West Virginia.