Epilepsy Foundation Oregon

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Over 43,000 People in Oregon are Living with Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation Oregon provides programs and services that support people and families impacted by epilepsy. With the strength of a national organization and network of epilepsy experts, EFO provides national scope and local impact.

 

From ground breaking research to SUDEP support, local educational programs and a 24/7 Helpline, Epilepsy Foundation Oregon is here to serve you.

 

We are leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® in Oregon by supporting and mobilizing the epilepsy community through educational activities, direct services, advocacy, as well as research to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation also seeks to educate the general public to better understand epilepsy and seizure disorders, including knowing proper seizure first aid.


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Programs & Resources

 

Camp Discovery is an annual summer camp that welcomes children with Epilepsy. While at camp children will participate in activities like archery, canoeing, hiking, swimming, arts/crafts, campfire games and much more. Families can rest assured that their loved ones will be under constant medical supervision 24 hours a day while at camp.

 

Thanks to our sponsors and generous donors, Camp Discovery is free of charge to all campers living with epilepsy and one sibling. 

 

Additional siblings may attend for a minimal charge of $150 per sibling. Volunteer opportunities are also available. Please see Camp Discovery FAQ section.

 

Camp Discovery runs July 28th-31st, 2024, at Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, OR.

 

REGISTER HERE: Camp Discovery Oregon 2024 Registration 

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Kevin Koppes at [email protected] 

FAQ about Camp Discovery:

 

Where is Camp Magruder – “Camp Discovery”?

Camp Magruder is located in Rockaway Beach, OR on the Oregon coast.
Address: 17450 Old Pacific Hwy Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Where will my child stay while at camp?

Campers will stay in one of Camp Magruder's cabins. the cabins are enclosed and have bunk beds in each cabin. Camp directors are responsible for cabin assignments. All participants should bring their own blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, toiletries, towels, etc.

What if my child is on medication or needs medical attention?

There are registered nurses on site to provide basic first aid and medication given to campers. These nurses have reviewed the Camper Application Forms sent in by camper parents or guardians. ALL medication will be turned over to the nurses (volunteers and campers) upon arrival and only the camp nurses will distribute the medication to campers.

Medical Information:

Please provide your first day of medication to your child prior to arriving at Camp Discovery. Please don’t forget to pick up your medication when you pick up your child on the last day of Camp Discovery. There are epilepsy doctors on call during Camp Discovery for nurse consultation. In the case of emergencies, the registered nurses will determine whether to call 911 or not. In case of an emergency, injured or sick children will be taken to the nearest hospital as determined by the nurse, EMT or doctor.

Can I call my child?

Phone use by campers is typically prohibited. Messages for Camp Directors can be left on the camp voicemail and will be relayed to the group leader at mealtime. The land line number is (503) 355-2310.

What should my child bring to camp?

Bring enough of the supplies listed below to last for four days, plus extra just in case. Send clothes appropriate for all types of weather including enough warm clothing. It is best to label everything with your child’s name just in case it is misplaced. Remember, you or your child will be out in the rustic setting of the natural forest. Video game players are not suggested as the experience of Camp is non-electronic.

PACES - Adult Self-Management

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Over the course of multiple weekly sessions, participants develop coping and goal-setting strategies that improve overall and discrete aspects of quality of life, epilepsy self-management, and address anxiety and depression. The program’s structure has been validated by randomized, controlled trials in multiple states. Its framework and curriculum, delivered via facilitated group sessions, is proven effective.

 

Contact Annie Thomas, [email protected] for more information about how to get involved.

Walk to End Epilepsy Portland 2024

Walk to End Epilepsy

 

This year's Walk to End Epilepsy Portland will be on June 15th, 2024, at Blue Lake Park! Join us in-person or virtually to raise awareness and funds to END EPILEPSY. With each step taken and dollar raised, we're closer to reaching our goal: a world free from epilepsy and free from fear of the next seizure. 

 

This is a FREE, family-friendly event, that can be done individually or as part of a team. There will be vendors, snacks, music, and entertainment for the kids. Go to Walk to END EPILEPSY 2024 | Epilepsy Foundation to register and start fundraising today

 

There is no fee to register, however when you raise $50 or more you'll earn this year's official Walk to End Epilepsy - Portland event merchandise. Register today!

 

If you have any questions, please email Annie Thomas, [email protected].

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Walk to END Epilepsy - Oregon
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Blue Lake Regional Park
21224 Ne Blue Lake Rd
Fairview, OR 97024
United States

Join us in-person or virtually to raise awareness and funds to END EPILEPSY. With each step taken and dollar raised, we're closer to reaching our goal: a world free from epilepsy and free from fear of

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