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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.

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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: July 3 - July 8, 2016

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.efala.org
info@campascca.org
Donna Dodson at ddodson@efala.org
(251) 341-0170 / (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 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 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: June 4-11, 2016

Cost: $500

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

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

For more information:
http://epilepsyaz.org/programs/camp-candlelight
info@epilepsyaz.org
Min Skivington (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. Swimming, Canoeing, Archery, Arts & Crafts, GaGa Ball, Beach, Hiking, Sports, Talent Show, Tie-Dye, Campfires. Medical professionals specializing in epilepsy care provide around the clock support.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 26-July 1, 2016 

Cost: $625

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

Application Deadline: July 13, 2016

For more information:
https://epilepsynorcal.org/
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, Colo. 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 6-10, 2016

Cost: $550

Scholarship Available: Yes. See registration page for details.

Application Deadline: --

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 29-31, 2016

Cost: $250

Scholarship Available: Yes. See registration page for details.

Application Deadline: --

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 17- 22, 2016

Cost: $295

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: April 24, 2016

For more information:
www.epilepsyct.com/service.php?id=8
Allison Gamber at allison@epilepsyct.com
(860) 346-1924

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, 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, administration and therapeutic camping.

Ages: 7 to 16 years old

Dates: July 6 - 11 , 2016

Cost: Free to families

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces filled- notifications of status sent to parents on 4/14/16

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

Georgia

TBA

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 – all with NO COST to parents! For one week, these kids, ages 6-17, get to 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. They don’t have to worry 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 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 side of them, enjoying every minute just as much! There is NO cost to attend camp, however, donations are accepted and welcomed. Please be aware that 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 18, 2016.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: July 10-15, 2016 and July 31- August 5, 2016

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 seven day overnight camp for children and teenagers with epilepsy. Newly located at the fun filled Yogi Bear Jellystone Resort- 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 enviorment. Camp activities include swimming, sports, hiking, wildlife exploration, karaoke, crafts and games, and a special day at Six Flags of Mid-America. We do everything that other camps do! We just do it wih 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 26 - July 2, 2016

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes; Income based.

Application Deadline: 4/1/2016 or applications accepted until all spaces are filled

For more information:
http://www.efgreatersil.org
Gary Miller at garym@epilepsygsil.org
(618) 236-2181

*Also see camPossible!

Indiana

The Center for Courageous Kids

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

Description: The Center for Courageous Kids campus encompasses an on-site medical center with helipad, indoor aquatic complex, equestrian riding arena, bowling alley, gymnasium, climbing wall, boating and fishing, theater, four camper lodges, and SO much more! The camp is located in Scottsville, KY and has a program and medical staff who are trained and experienced in all aspects of medical camping. Operating year-round, the camp offers two distinct programs: weekend retreats for ill children and families and summer camping sessions designed especially for courageous kids. It is a fabulous opportunity for children who are battling an illness or handicap to come out of the shadows of their everyday lives and step into the spotlight with other children coping with the same challenges. There are no limits at The Center for Courageous Kids. The camp has a "You can do it" attitude. Children who attend CCK leave with memories of their first horseback ride, favorite campfire song, catching the BIG fish or taking center stage and starring in their own show.

Ages: 7 – 15 years old (kids camp), 3 – 17 years old and their immediate family members (family retreat)

Dates: June 26 – July 1, 2016 (kids camp), October 7 – 9, 2016 (family retreat)

Cost: Free

Application Deadline: May 2 (kids camp), June 15 (family retreat) - both deadlines are tentative

For More Information:
www.courageouskids.org
270.618.2900
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 9-17 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 IL, IA & NE. "camPossible!" has partnered with Angel Flights for transportation assistance. Application, medical forms, and Parent/Camper Handbook are available online starting April 1st.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: August 8 - 14, 2016

Cost: $200

Scholarship Available: Yes. Scholarships available upon approved application. Contact us for more information.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2016

For more information:
www.epilepsyheartland.org
Monta Ponsetto at efqc@efncil.org
(309) 373-0377

*Also see Minnesota listings

Kentucky

See Illinois and Indiana listings

Massachusetts

Camp Matty

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: 2 -21 years old

Dates: August 1 – August 4, 2016, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: $25 registration fee, but no other charges

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: July 22, 2016

For more information:
Christina Coffey
Family Outreach Coordinator
401-921-4466 Ext.:10​

Also see New Hampshire listings

Maryland

Camp Great Rock

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

Description: A 7 day residential camp for children with epilepsy.

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Dates: June 26 - July 2, 2016

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 3 day overnight camp for children and teens with epilepsy,and a 3 day family camp to immediately follow will be held in July. Camp Wee Kan Tu Maine will offer a variety of camp activities such as therapeutic horseback riding, archery, swimming, beach activities, theatre, sports, arts and crafts and more. The camp has a full time coverage for the children's overnight portion with volunteer nurses abd doctors and all staff are trained in seizure first aid.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: July 13 - 16, 2016

Cost: $375

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

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

For more information:
http://www.epilepsynewengland.org
Susan Welby at swelby@epilepsynewengland.org
(617) 506-6042

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 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 19 - June 23, 2016

Cost: $1,000

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: June 3, 2016

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. 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 19 - 24, 2016

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 nbaker@efmn.org
(651) 287-2308

Mississippi

TBA

Missouri

See Illinois listing

North Carolina

TBA

North Dakota

See Minnesota listing

Nebraska

Camp YouCan

The Midwest YouCan Foundation

Description: Camp YouCan is a 3 night, 4 day overnight camp for chldren and teens with Epilepsy, ages 7-17; the first of its kind in Nebraska. Camp YouCan is a unique experience for kids with Epilepsy to see all that they CAN do! Camp YouCan will provide campers with 4 days full of opportunities to strengthen self-confidence, develop new friendships, explore independence. Campers can participate in a variety of activities. Campers will learn team-building skills at the ropes course, zip line, fishing, boating, and archery. Group discussions allow the children to discuss their feelings and learn how others cope with theie epilepsy. Volunteer nurses will be on staff 24 hours a day. Volunteer camp counselors will spend the day cheering on campers as they try new activities and are a huge source of support.

Ages: 7-17 years old

Dates: June 9-12, 2016

Cost: $125

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until May 1, 2016

For more information:
http://www.campyoucan.org/
Meg Busing at youcan.camp@gmail.com
(402) 770-3936

*Also see Minnesota listings and camPossible!

New Hampshire

See Maine listing

Nevada

See Arizona 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, 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 activies, swimming and yoga.

Ages: 12 and older

Dates: July 31-August 6, 2016

Cost: $1,055 to $1,450 (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 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 7-13, 2016

Cost: $750

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: July 15, 2016

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 27 - 29, 2016

Cost: $50

Scholarship Available: Yes. No child is ever turned away because of finances, call for help.

Application Deadline: Applications accepts until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.epilepsy-ohio.org
Mark Findley at mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org
(877) 804-2241

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: April 22-24; July 10-14 and Sept. 23-25, 2016

Cost: $175.00 for weekend, $375.00 for week

Scholarship Available: Yes. No child is ever turned away because of finances, call for help.

Application Deadline: Applications accepts until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.epilepsy-ohio.org
Mark Findley at mfindley@epilepsy-ohio.org
(877) 804-2241

Fall Weekend Camp for Adults with Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Cincinnati and Columbus

Description: Adults with epilepsy are invited ot join us for our 1st 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 & up

Dates: September 9-11, 2016

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-OR

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 , fishing, sports, hiking and more. Activities are designed to be accessible and adapted to indvidual needs and abilities and provided in a safe, medically monitored setting.

Ages: 7-16 years old

Dates: August 1-4, 2016

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

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 15, 2016

For more information:
Rose Cain at (206) 261-6893
rcain@epilepsynw.org

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 and learning how to manage a life with seizures and just having fun!

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: August 14- 19 2016

Cost: $350

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

For more information:
www.campachieve.org
Elizabeth Beil at camp@efepa.org
(215) 629-5003 ext.104

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 19- 25, 2016 and July 10 - July 16, 2016

Cost: $485 to $700

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

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 an average of 100 children between the ages of 5-16 years with the condition of epilepsy and other young people with special conditions and epilepsy. This meeting has the primary purpose of promoting among our children and youth that this condition is not a barrier to reach the full development and enjoyment of an optimal quality of life. Part of the activities they will develop 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: 5 to 18 years old

Dates: July 6 - 10, 2016

Cost: $40

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: May 27, 2016

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

Rhode Island

See Camp Matty and Maine listing

South Dakota

See Minnosota listings

Tennessee

Camp Discovery

Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee partner 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: 21 and younger

Dates: July 10- 15, 2016

Cost: $445

Scholarship Available: Contact the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee for camp scholarship information

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until all spaces are filled

For more information:
www.jayceecamp.org
Sarah Ammons at sarah@efeasttn.org
(865) 522-4991

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: Children living with epilepsy (possible family camp)

Dates: July 17 - 21, 2016

Cost: $1800

Scholarship Available: Contact the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee for camp scholarship information

Application Deadline: --

For more information:
www.joniandfriends.org
Sarah Ammons at sarah@efeasttn.org
(865) 522-4991

Texas

Camp Brainstorm

Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas

Description: Camp Brainstorm, located in serene Rockport, Texas 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 20 - 24, 2016

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: May 6, 2016

For more information:
www.epilepsycamp.com
Ariel McCarter at ariel@efcst.org
(888) 606-5353

Camp Spike 'n' Wave®

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

Description: Camp Spike ‘n’ Wave®, is a week-long overnight camp for children with the primary diagnosis of epilepsy. Camp Spike 'n' Wave, takes place at the beautiful and handicap accessible Camp For All in Burton, Texas. At Camp Spike 'n' Wave campers build self-esteem, create life-long friendships. participate in team building, and learn more about living with epilepsy. We are proud of our trained counselors and outstanding team of medical professionals, from Texas Children's Hospital, who are present during the entire week of camp.

Ages: 8 to 14 years old

Dates: June 12 - 18, 2016

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: May 29, 2016

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs
camp@eftx.org
Suzanne Thomas at (713) 789-6295

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 3- 9, 2016

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 26, 2016

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs/camps-and-recreation/camp-neuron/
camp@eftx.org
Suzanne Thomas at (713) 789-6295

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 3- 9, 2016

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 20, 2016

For more information:
www.eftx.org/programs/camps-and-recreation/kamp-kaleidoscope/
camp@eftx.org
Suzanne Thomas at (713) 789-6295

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 19-July 22, 2016

Cost: Cost Varies. EFVA pays for campers

Scholarship Available: Yes. Scholarships go from EFVA to camp.

Application Deadline: accepted

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

Camp Great Rock

Epilepsy Foundation Metropolitan Washington

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

Dates: June 26 - July 2, 2016

Cost: Cost Varies. EFVA pays for campers

Scholarship Available: Yes. Scholarships go from EFVA to camp.

For more information:
info@brainycamps.com
(434) 977-3781

Vermont

TBA

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 or 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 15 - August 18, 2016

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

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

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

Wisconsin

Camp Phoenix

All local Epilepsy Foundations in 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: 8–17 years old

Dates: August 7 - 12, 2016

Cost: $600

Scholarship Available: Yes. We may be able to steer you to possible scholarship opportunities.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2016

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

*Also see Illinois and Minnesota listings

 

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