Epilepsy Foundation Washington
Over 75,000 People in Washington are Living with Epilepsy
The Epilepsy Foundation Washington provides programs and services that support people and families impacted by epilepsy. With the strength of a national organization and network of epilepsy experts, EFWA provides national scope and local impact.
From ground breaking research to SUDEP support, local educational programs and a 24/7 Helpline, Epilepsy Foundation Washington is here to serve you.
We are leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® in Washington 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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Camp Discovery is an annual summer camp where children experience archery, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, arts/crafts, campfire games and much more. 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 below for Frequently Asked Questions.
Camp Discovery will be held Summer 2024. Date TBD.
Registration information will be posted Spring 2024.
Where will my child stay while at camp?
Campers will stay in one of Camp'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.
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 (253) 939-0488.
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.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Jaritza Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jaritza Garcia at email@example.com for more information about how to get involved.
With your help, we can continue to raise awareness by sharing stories from the epilepsy community. Your tax deductible donation to the Epilepsy Foundation can change lives for the better.