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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 1 - 6, 2018

Cost: $650

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available. 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 or until spaces are filled

For more information: 

http://campascca.org

Donna Dodson at (800) 626-1582

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, paintball, swimming, Studio E, epilepsy information sessions, 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 3 - 9, 2018

Cost: $550

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

Application Deadline: May 11, 2018

For more information:

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

info@epilepsyaz.org

(602) 282-3515

California

Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California’s Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp gives its young participants an unforgettable experience. For one week kids ages 9-17 get together to enjoy the great outdoors and the friendships that come with a trip to camp, but also leave behind some of the challenges that epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. Surrounded—some for the first time—by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means, they need not worry about what people might think if they have a seizure because they’ll be supported around the clock by physicians and nurses specialized in epilepsy care. Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp provides an enjoyable residential camping experience for children with epilepsy, develops self-esteem by promoting self-confidence, builds lasting friendships, and fosters independence in a fun and safe environment away from home. Parents are comforted knowing that medical professionals are with campers throughout the entire week (both day and night). Medication schedules are strictly controlled by nurses who ensure campers receive their proper medication each day. Transportation is not included. All parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: June 24 - 29, 2018

Cost: $675

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

Application Deadline: June 17, 2018

For more information:

http://www.epilepsynorcal.org/our-programs/campcoelho

camp@epilepsynorcal.org

Tracie Ramsey, (510) 922-8687, tracie@epilepsynorcal.org

Epilepsy Family Weekend Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Description: Epilepsy Family Weekend Camp is organized by the Painted Turtle in cooperation with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Together we strive to provide children with epilepsy and their immediate families the opportunity to have fun in a safe and supportive environment. Activities will include arts & crafts, woodshop, fishing, archery, boating, swimming, ropes courses, horses, indoor/outdoor games, and much more fun! While the primarily focus is fun for kids, parents will have the opportunity to meet other parents during an epilepsy session, hosted by an epilepsy specialist.

Ages: 5 to 17 years old

Dates: September 21 - 23, 2018

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Mid August

For more information:

www.endepilepsy.org

Patricia Leyva, (310) 670-2870, ext. 9260

pleyva@endepilepsy.org

Colorado

Jason's 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: June 23 - 27, 2018

Cost: $550

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

www.epilepsycolorado.org

Marcee Aude at (303) 377-9774

marcee@epilepsycolorado.org

Rock n' Rally

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado

Description: Rock n’ Rally is located at the Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur. 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 ensure 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, and children who have a primary caregiver with epilepsy

Dates: July 13 - 15, 2018

Cost: $250

Scholarship Available: Yes. Full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

www.epilepsycolorado.org/get-help/youth-support/#camps

Wend at (303) 377-9774

caremanager@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 15 - 20, 2018

Cost: $295

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

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 28 - July 3, 2018

Cost: Free to families

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: --

For more information:

www.campboggycreek.org

(352) 483-4200

Georgia

Camp Carpe Diem

Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia

Description: At Camp Carpe Diem, every child’s possibilities are endless. From team-building activities to individual support, this camp has something for everyone. Camp Carpe Diem gives every child the chance to experience camp, build friendships, and make memories that last a lifetime.  Every child needs to feel special. We promote positive self-esteem with fun and learning. The only requirements are to laugh, play, grow, and explore. Camp Carpe Diem is hosted by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Camp Twin Lakes, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia. 

Ages: Campers, 7 to 16 years old; Leaders in Training, 17 to 18 years old

Dates: May 27 - June 1, 2018

Cost: $100 donation 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

http://choa.org/camps/camp-carpe-diem

Catherine Shields, catherine.shields@choa.org

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 two different sessions of the camp geared to different ages. 

Dates and Ages:

SESSION I: June 17 - 22, 2018: school age and young adults

SESSION II: June 24 - 29, 2018: adults, maximum age 60 years old

Cost: $425 

Scholarship Available: Yes. For questions about camp scholarships, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation Georgia office at (404) 527-7155.

Application Deadline: until spaces are filled

For more information:

http://campbigheart.org/

(229) 344-3778

admin@campbigheart.org

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 - 13 and July 29 - August 3, 2018

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 seven-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 17 years old

Dates: June 10 - 16, 2018

Cost: $500

Scholarship Available: Yes; Income based.

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until all spaces are filled

For more information

http://www.efgreatersil.org/camproehr.html

Gary Miller at (618) 236-2181

garym@epilepsygsil.org

*Also see camPossible!

Indiana

The Center for Courageous Kids

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

Description: The following core values were established to provide specific outcomes for the camp program:

  • take home more friends than projects
  • dare to believe, grow, and discover
  • support to self, support of others
  • safe, respected, and loved

This means that while we ensure that our campers are having fun swimming, fishing, and riding horses, we are also dedicated to creating an environment that fosters opportunities for making excellent choices, creating and sustaining healthy relationships with peers, and building personal confidence to work through challenges and achieve personal goals.

Ages: 7 to 16 years old

Dates: June 17 -  21, 2018

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline:  May 7, 2018 

For more information:

www.courageouskids.org

Eva Burris at (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 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 3 - 9, 2018

Cost: $200

Scholarship Available: Yes. 

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

For more information:

http://www.epilepsyheartland.org/

Angie Nelson at (309) 472-6264

anelson@efncil.org

*Also see Minnesota listings

Kentucky

See Illinois and Indiana listings

Maine

The Purple Adventure Camps - with Waypoint Adventure

New England Epilepsy Foundation

Description: Ropes course and kayaking in Portland, Maine.

Ages: 8 - 18

Dates: August 21 and 22, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: $100

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

See also MassachusettsNew Hampshire, and Rhode Island 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

Massachusetts

Camp Matty: Horseback Riding Day Camps

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:  

April 16 - 19, 2018

July 9 - 13, 2018

Cost: The cost for children with epilepsy is $200, and siblings pay the full price of $395.

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline:  April 6, 2018 for spring camp; June 30, 2018 for summer camp

For more information:

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@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. 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: August 11 - 13, 2018 and August 17 - 19, 2018

Cost: Person with epilepsy is free + $125 per additional family member

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

The Purple Camp 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 5-day/4-night camp for children and teens with epilepsy. Activities may include archery, swimming, sports, theater, arts & crafts, music, climbing tower, kayaks and paddle boards, campfire circle, talent show, boating, 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 20 years old

Dates: August 13 - 17, 2018

Cost: $500 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

For more information: 

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

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

The Purple Camp: Taste of Camp 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 2-day/1-night camp for children and teens with epilepsy to get a taste of camp. 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: August 13 - 14, 2018

Cost: $100 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

For more information: 

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

See also New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine listings 

Michigan

Camp Discovery at North Star Reach "Epilepsy Camp"

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 swimming, canoeing, fishing, cooking classes, 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 North Star Reach in Pinckney, Michigan.

Ages: 7 to 15 years old

Dates: July 22 - 26, 2018

Cost: Free. The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership we have formed between Camp Discovery and North Star Reach. North Star Reach is a member of the SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman, that partners with organizations to serve children with chronic and life-threatening health challenges across the Great Lakes Region, free of charge. 

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: Guaranteed consideration if returned by May 31

For more information:

www.epilepsymichigan.org/campdiscovery

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

pbird@epilepsymichigan.org

(800) 377-6226 ext. 1204

Solstice Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

Description: Solstice Camp is a 4-day and 3-night camp where campers will focus on self-esteem building, empowerment, and transition to adulthood in addition to the traditional fun camp activities that include swimming, canoeing, cooking classes, and so much more. This camp is open to teens who have a variety of health challenges, including teens with epilepsy. Camp staff includes a 24-hour medical team, Epilepsy Foundation staff, and expertly trained volunteers. Solstice Camp will be held at North Star Reach in Pinckney, Michigan.

Ages: 16 to 17 years old

Dates: June 28 - July 1, 2018

Cost: Free. The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to announce a new partnership we have formed between our camp opportunities and North Star Reach. North Star Reach is a member of the SeriousFun Children's Network, founded by Paul Newman, that partners with organizations to serve children with chronic and life-threatening health challenges across the Great Lakes Region, free of charge. 

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Guaranteed consideration if returned by May 31

For more information:

www.epilepsymichigan.org/campdiscovery

Pamela Bird at (248) 809-4722

pbird@epilepsymichigan.org

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 17 - 22, 2018

Cost: $300

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Until spaces are 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, horseback 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: July 20, 2018

Cost: $50 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

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

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Family Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Description: Family Camp, for youth ages 6-17, is designed for youth with seizures with additional medical, developmental, social, or emotional needs that cannot be accommodated at Camp Oz. Each camper is required to have at least one parent or guardian attend the camp with them. Family Camp activities include arts and crafts, climbing wall, games, team building, giant slide, and more. Each parent/guardian is responsible for the child's medication. Lunch is included.

Ages: 6 to 17 years old

Dates: July 21, 2018

Cost: $50 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

http://www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/programs/youth/camp/

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Regional Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

Description: We are offering four regional camps throughout our service area. Regional camps are available for youth ages 7-17 with epilepsy. One parent or guardian must attend with each camper. Activities will vary by location, but lunch is included at each camp. Parents are responsible for their child’s medication.

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Dates and Locations: 

Northland Regional Camp: Harley Nature Center, Duluth
Saturday, July 14th
10am - 3pm
 
Southern MN Regional Camp: Camp Victory, Zumbro Falls
Saturday, July 28th
10am - 3pm
 
Fargo/Moorhead Regional Camp: YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties
Saturday, August 17th
10am - 3pm
 
West Central Regional Camp: Camp Courage, Maple Lake
Saturday, September 8th
10am - 3pm
 
Cost: $50 

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

http://www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/programs/youth/camp/

Nikki Baker at (651) 287-2308

nbaker@efmn.org

Mississippi

Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

Description: Mississippi kids with a primary diagnosis of epilepsy are invited to attend the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp for kids 7 -16 years of age. This camp is full of fun activities such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, different theme days with fun night-time activities. Exciting STEM projects as well as art and crafts complete the fun packed daily activities. Self -confidence, team building, and leadership are the focus of the camp goals. Medical staff are on hand 24/7 as well as trained counselors and the staff from the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi. The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp has been going strong for the past 27 years. 

Ages: 8 to 16 years old

Dates: May 29 - June 2, 2018

Cost: Scholarship

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: May 12, 2018

For more information:

http://epilepsy-ms.org/events/alvin-p-flannes-summer-camp-2018/

Bonnie Holliday at (601) 936-5222

bholliday@efa.org

Missouri

See Illinois listing

Nebraska

Camp YouCan

Midwest YouCan Foundation

Description: Summer camp is a rite of passage: a time to explore, to venture away from home, to make new friends and memories—an adventure every child deserves. As the flagship program of the Midwest YouCan Foundation, Camp YouCan helps campers step out of their comfort zone in a fun, safe environment—all in the company of other campers who understand the day-to-day challenges of living with epilepsy. Every experience is designed to help our campers build self-confidence, develop meaningful relationships, and discover a world of dreams they can achieve.

Campers ages 7-17 will spend each day participating in fun and adventurous activities including a zipline, ropes course, archery, arts and crafts, fishing, swimming, and group campfires with s'mores! 24 hour medical care provided at camp by an epileptologist and registered nurses.

Ages: 7 to 17 years old

Dates: June 7 - 10, 2018

Cost: $150

Scholarship Available: Yes, contact camp director

Application Deadline: May 26, 2018

For more information:

http://www.midwestyoucan.org/campyoucan

Meg Busing at (402) 770-3936

meg@midwestyoucan.org

See also Minnesota listings and camPossible!

Nevada

See Arizona listing

New Hampshire

The Purple Camps - with Waypoint Adventure

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

Description: Rock climbing in Concord, New Hampshire.

Ages: 8 - 15

Dates: July 24 and 25, 2018

Cost: $80

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: July 14, 2018

For more information: 

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

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

See also Maine, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts listings

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 29 - August 4, 2018

Cost: $1,375.20 - $1500 (depending on level of care needed)

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 4, 2018

For more information:

http://www.efnj.com

app.campdoc.com/register/nova

Lynn Rao at (732) 262-8020, ext. 202

lynn.rao@fscnj.org

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 26 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 12 - 18, 2018

Cost: $750

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For more information:

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

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

mradell@epiny.org

Camp Scholarships for Children Residing in Northeastern New York

Epilepsy Foundation of NENY

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation of NENY provides camp scholarships of up to $250 (based on available funding) for children residing in one of the 22 counties of New York that they serve. Scholarships are for the children's choice of camp. Must currently be treated for epilepsy/seizure disorder.

Ages: 5 to 18 years old 

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsy.com/northeastern-new-york/programs/scholarships

Deborah Bain at (518) 456-7501

dbain@epilepsyneny.com

North Carolina

Camp Carefree

Epilepsy Foundation North Carolina

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

Ages: 6 - 16

Dates: June 24 - 30, 2018

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

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 25 - 29, 2018

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 15 -19, 2018
  • Fall Weekend Camp: September 21 - 23, 2018

Cost:

  • Summer Camp: $375 
  • Fall Weekend Camp: $175

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 21 - 23, 2018

Cost: $125

Scholarship Available: Yes, financial assistance is available.

Application Deadline: Applications accepted 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 29 - August 1, 2018

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

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynw.org/programs/camp-discovery 

Rose Cain at (206) 547-4551

rcain@epilepsynw.org

Pennsylvania

Camp Achieve

Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA

Description: Camp Achieve is a week-long overnight camp for youth ages 8-17 with a primary diagnosis of epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA believes no child should feel alone, ostracized or unsafe because of their epilepsy. We strive to alleviate the stresses and fears that many children with epilepsy suffer from by providing them access to all of the life experiences they deserve. Camp Achieve is key to accomplishing this goal. From its humble beginnings over 20 years ago, Camp Achieve has become a uniquely designed program tailored to the special needs of youths with epilepsy.

Ages: 8 to 17 years old

Dates: August 12 - 17, 2018

Cost: $350

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: Applications open March 1 - May 31

For more information:

campachieve.org

app.campdoc.com/register/efep

Elizabeth Beil at (215) 629-5003

camp@efepa.org

Rhode Island

The Purple Camps - with Waypoint Adventure

New England Epilepsy Foundation

Description: Ropes course and hiking at Lincoln Woods.

Ages: All ages

Dates: July 17 and, 2018

Cost: 8 - 18

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

The Purple Camp: Sailing Camp

New England Epilepsy Foundation

Description: Join us for the Purple Camp: Sailing Camp, a therapeutic adaptive sailing day camp for all ages living with epilepsy. The day camp provides everyone living with epilepsy the opportunity to learn sailing in a fun and safe environment, with trained personnel. Therapeutic sailing is considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. Participants will demonstrate an increase in self-confidence, leadership abilities and teamwork skills. This will be a 4-day afternoon camp.

Ages: All ages

Dates: July 30 - August 2, 2018

Cost: $80

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynewengland.org/connect/camp

Susan Linn at (617) 506-6041, ext. 100

camp@epilepsynewengland.org

 

See also 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 residential 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 18 - 22, 2018

Cost: Free

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsycamp.com

Sophia Aguilera at (210) 653-5353

camp@efcst.org

Camp Spike N Wave

Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Houston/Dallas-FortWorth/West Texas

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation Texas camping programs provide children and youth with epilepsy a safe, structured, fun, and encouraging home away from home. Staff includes Foundation personnel, pediatric neurologists, experienced camp counselors, and registered nurses. 

Ages: 8 to 14 years old

Dates: June 10 - 16, 2018

Cost: Free

Medical eligibility or restrictions: Children and teens with primary diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders. Children and teens must be receiving treatment for epilepsy and live within the region served by the Epilepsy Foundation Texas.

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

www.eftx.org

http://bit.ly/EFTXCAMPS

Suzanne Thomas at (888) 548-9716

sthomas@eftx.org

Camp Neuron

Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Houston/Dallas-FortWorth/West Texas

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation Texas camping programs provide children and youth with epilepsy a safe, structured, fun, and encouraging home away from home. Staff includes Foundation personnel, pediatric neurologists, experienced camp counselors, and registered nurses. 

Ages: 8 to 14 years old

Dates: July 8 - 14, 2018

Cost: No cost to the family

Medical eligibility or restrictions: Must be receiving treatment for epilepsy and live within the region served by the Epilepsy Foundation Texas.

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

www.eftx.org

http://bit.ly/EFTXCAMPS

Suzanne Thomas at (888) 548-9716

sthomas@eftx.org

Kamp Kaleidoscope

Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Houston/Dallas-FortWorth/West Texas

Description: The Epilepsy Foundation Texas camping programs provide children and youth with epilepsy a safe, structured, fun, and encouraging home away from home. Staff includes Foundation personnel, pediatric neurologists, experienced camp counselors, and registered nurses. 

Ages: 15 to 19 years old

Dates: July 1 - 7, 2018

Cost: No cost to the family

Medical eligibility or restrictions: Must be receiving treatment for epilepsy and live within the region served by the Epilepsy Foundation Texas.

Scholarship Available: Not applicable

Application Deadline: Until spaces are filled

For more information:

www.eftx.org

http://bit.ly/EFTXCAMPS

Suzanne Thomas at (888) 548-9716

sthomas@eftx.org

Utah

Camp Discover

Epilepsy Foundation of Utah

Description: The camp will be located at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. They are a nonprofit organization that has a collective vision to inspire individual achievement for people of all abilities. It is a day camp for children ages 9 to 17 on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018. Activities may include cycling, archery, indoor climbing, team building, and equestrian. Surrounded by a beautiful environment, the participants have the opportunity to focus on fun, discover their potential, and relieve the everyday stresses that come with epilepsy.

Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Dates: September 15, 2018

Cost: $30

Scholarship Available: Yes, full and partial scholarships available.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

For more information:

www.discovernac.org or www.epilepsy.com/utah

Margo Thurman at (801) 455-6089

mthurman@efa.org

Vermont

TBD

Virginia

Camp Holiday Trails

Epilepsy Foundation Virginia

Description: Camp Holiday Trails (CHT) is a home away from home for our Campers. It is a place where they can be their best selves, discover their strengths, connect with others, and celebrate all kinds of successes. At CHT, we hold each other up as we unplug from the world and plug in to nature and community. We are inclusive, accepting, and compassionate as we work together to overcome challenges and create a memorable camp experience. Camp staff are trained by the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Camp Holiday Trails is an overnight camp for children with medical needs. Our Campers, ages 5-17, are welcomed from throughout the United States, with the majority coming from the Mid-Atlantic region. CHT first opened in 1974 and hosts over 250 campers each year. Our staff creates a positive camp experience that has impact lasting long beyond the summer weeks. At CHT, our medical support allows campers to take safe risks and try new activities and experiences. We engage campers in traditional camp activities such as: archery, canoeing, high & low ropes, climbing wall, arts and crafts, horsemanship, swimming, athletics, nature, and music designed to build self-confidence, increase social competence, improve independence around personal medical care, and foster community. 

Ages: 5 - 17 years of age

Dates: June 4 - July 31, 2018

Cost: varies

Scholarship Available: Yes

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

For more information:

https://www.campholidaytrails.org/who-attends-cht/

(443) 977-3871​

info@campholidaytrails.com

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 19 - 22, 2018

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

Scholarship Available: No

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

For more information:

www.epilepsynw.org/programs/camp-discovery

Rose Cain at (206) 547-4551

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 5 - 10, 2018

Cost: $600

Scholarship Available: Yes, scholarships are offered based on availability and family need

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018

For more information:

http://www.epilepsywisconsin.org

Jane Meyer at (608) 442-5555

janemeyer@wisc.edu

*Also see Illinois and Minnesota listings

Reviewed By: 
Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN and Petrina Hollingsworth, MA
on: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018