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Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery 2019 will take place July 28-31, 2019 at Camp Magruder in  Rockaway Beach, OR. Check back later for 2019 applications.

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.

Camper Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Be ages 7 through 17 (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:

  • Cabin counselor
  • Medical Team
  • Day volunteer

We appreciate our volunteers who help make Camp Discovery possible! If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us for more information.
oregon@efa.org 
503-205-1404

 

View Photos from Camp Discovery 2018