***PLEASE READ: DUE TO HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 CAMP Discovery 2020 IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED THIS SUMMER. THIS DECISION WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR US TO MAKE BUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL MUST COME FIRST. WE ARE VERY SORRY AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE NEXT SUMMER!***
We are planning on having some virtual camp sessions.
Please email Oregon@efa.org for more information
About Camp Discovery
For four days, children with epilepsy (ages 7-16), 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 Discovery, 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 Discovery, epilepsy is the norm.
Camp Discovery features activities such as: rock climbing, high ropes course, swimming, art therapy, epilepsy informational sessions and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Discovery is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.
Siblings ages 7-16 are welcome to join. First sibling is free. Additional siblings are $150/each.
Camper Eligibility Requirements:
Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
Be ages 7 through 16 (exceptions on case by case basis depending upon doctor’s note regarding child’s cognitive level)
Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance
Camp Volunteer Opportunities:
We appreciate our volunteers who help make Camp Discovery possible! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org