Overnight and Day Camps
Have you ever thought that camp may be another way for your child to make new friends and develop a sense of accomplishment? The camps offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado can transform the lives of youth affected by epilepsy. We provide a safe camping experience with licensed medical staff on-site 24/7 along with experienced counselors.
For teens with epilepsy ages 13-17.
For many teens with epilepsy, the most important thing is to meet others with seizures so they realize they are not alone!
The Jason Fleishman Summer Camp is located at the YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful Estes Park. This 5-day overnight camp allows teens with seizures to focus on what they CAN do through the support and encouragement of caring peers and camp staff. The campers build confidence and knowledge about epilepsy while having fun and making new friends. Camp activities include the zip line, rock climbing, horseback riding, arts and crafts and more. To ensure the safety of the campers, we have a team of licensed medical staff onsite at all times along with experienced counselors. The cost is $550 and scholarships are available. Contact Marcee Aude at email@example.com.
Rock n’ Rally Camp!
For kids with epilepsy & their siblings, and kids of parents with epilepsy ages 8-12.
Rock n’ Rally is located at the Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur. This overnight weekend camp provides an opportunity for children whose lives are impacted by epilepsy to build confidence, make new friends, have fun in the great outdoors and learn more about epilepsy. To ensure the safety of the campers, we have a team of licensed medical staff onsite at all times along with experienced counselors. The cost is $250 and scholarships are available. Contact Wendy Kogel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Leadership Opportunities
Youth living with epilepsy who become involved in leadership can give back to the epilepsy community while having many wonderful opportunities. Youth who participate in our leadership programs can develop important life skills, gain confidence, become a leader and engage with others who are living with epilepsy.
Youth Council is for teens/young adults ages 15-22 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or are a sibling or a child of a parent who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are compelled to make a difference and speak out about epilepsy, this could be the opportunity for you! To join or for more information, contact us at 303-377-9774 or email@example.com.
Kids Kouncil is for kids ages 11-14 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or are a sibling or a child of a parent who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are a natural born leader, want to speak out about epilepsy, and would like to meet other young leaders with epilepsy, this may be the opportunity for you! To join or for more information, contact us at 303-377-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Speak Up!
A teenager is carefully selected each year to go to Washington DC and meet with their elected officials on Capitol Hill. This is an opportunity for receive training and to advocate for those living with epilepsy in the state of Colorado on the legislative level.