By Tim Wompey, Volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Frosty Fun Day
What was your favorite part of the Frosty Fun Day 2013 at Cal-Wood?
Answers varied throughout the middle of the bus as we returned back home. My small group spoke over and over about the amazing experience of touring the old small school house only to have a herd of elk right outside the door as we exited the house. The opportunity to see the kids watch the elk as clouds rolled over the top of the forest trees in front of us was Colorado’s beauty at its best.
Other groups talked about the opportunity to spend time with friends as we expressed thoughts and feelings in the art each of us created - - a self-portrait of ourselves in word and pictures. Our feelings about our experiences with Epilepsy on paper shared only with a circle of friends with a common bond.
Cal-Wood’s educated us on animals and the Colorado mountains in a way that mesmerized all the adults and kids. Our bouncy, energetic group suddenly became awe-struck by the opportunity to see wild animal bones of every type.
Frosty Fun Day 2013 at Cal Wood…… Bonds formed so quickly in such a short amount of time. A memory to cherish for a lifetime for all.
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Frosty Fun Day, for youth ages 8-12 living with epilepsy and siblings of those living with epilepsy, is a day of challenging and fun winter activities in the mountains with opportunities to make new new friends and learn new things about epilepsy. To ensure the safety of campers, licensed medical staff and experienced counselors are on-site at all times. Special guest Molly Van Rijssen, an Art Therapist with extensive experience working with children living with chronic conditions and illness, joins us to provide Art Therapy for the youth. Transportation is provided via bus from North Boulder. For more information contact Marcee Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-377-9774.