Have you been thinking about participating in a local epilepsy camp? Below you will find info on a few camps around the country. These camps offer a safe environment to enjoy fun activities such as swimming, boating and toasting marshmallows.
For a full list of camps visit the Epilepsy Foundation’s page on Epilepsy Camps.
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. For one week, kids, ages 6-17, 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 surrounded–-some for the first time–-by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. 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 with them, enjoying every minute just as much! There is no cost to attend camp, however, donations are accepted and welcomed. 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 20, 2015.
Ages: 6 to 17 years old
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Epilepsy Services Foundation | Florida
Ages: 7 to 16 years oldFor more information: email@example.com
Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama | 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
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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
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