The EFEPA believes that no child should feel excluded or unsafe because of their epilepsy. We strive to alleviate the stress and fear that many children with epilepsy face by providing access to all life experiences – including summer camp!
From its humble beginnings over 20 years ago, Camp Achieve is a uniquely designed week-long sleepaway summer camp program tailored to the special needs of youth living with epilepsy. In partnership with Camp Green Lane in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, Camp Achieve provides campers ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to enjoy all of the fun and friendship that traditional summer camp offers.
This summer, from August 14th-19th, more than 50 youth living with epilepsy from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey will come together at Camp Achieve to enjoy the great outdoors, participate in games and sports, partake in Camp Achieve traditions, and build lasting friendships - all with the support of counselors, volunteer medical staff, and peers who understand the challenges that epilepsy brings.
That's where you come in! Camp Achieve would not be possible without the invaluable help and expertise of the PA medical professionals in our community who volunteer their time at Camp Achieve, whether it's for the full week, or a single afternoon. We hope you'll consider joining us this summer, and take the opportunity to further support the community - to be part of the magic of summer camp and to witness your tireless work as healthcare providers paying off as campers conquer the climbing wall, cannonball off the diving board, and sing their hearts out on the talent show stage.
For more information about Camp Achieve, and to learn how you can get involved, please contact our Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 629-5003 x103. You can also register to volunteer at: https://app.campdoc.com/!/home/auth/login?r=efep