Kid's Corner

There are nearly 7,800 kids in Colorado who have epilepsy. That means, if you have epilepsy, you are not alone. It’s not always easy to live with this condition, but connecting with other kids who know what you’re going through can help.

Opportunities for Kids

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has a variety of programs that you can get involved in. Learn more about our summer camps, pen pal program, youth council, and Kids Crew below.

Kid's Corner

There are nearly 7,800 kids in Colorado who have epilepsy. That means, if you have epilepsy, you are not alone. It’s not always easy to live with this condition, but connecting with other kids who know what you’re going through can help.

Opportunities for Kids

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has a variety of programs that you can get involved in. Learn more about our summer camps, pen pal program, youth council, and Kids Crew below.

Camps

Rock n’ Rally and Jason’s Camp provide opportunities for children and teens whose lives are impacted by epilepsy to build confidence, make new friends and have fun. In place of our usual in-person camps, this year we will be holding the Funnest, Bestest, Wild-Westest camp EVER- coming to a computer screen near you!  We will be offering virtual and video programming that will immerse your child in the camp experience – complete with activities, skits, songs, and sessions to inspire, engage, and connect them to each other. Summer camp fuels kids with the knowledge that they are not alone on their epilepsy journey. Connecting with other campers fosters resiliency, joy, and a sense of belonging. With virtual camp, we will strive to keep the camp culture alive in all aspects of our programming. So dust off your cowboy or cowgirl boots and hats! We cannot wait to see ya’ll this summer for a Western Extravaganza!

Western Extravaganza

 

June 26-30, 2020

 

 

 

 Registration is CLOSED.

 

Contact Marcee Aude at marcee@epilepsycolorado.org
or

Wendy Kogel at caremanager@epilepsycolorado.org 

with questions.

 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!

Pen Pal Program

The Pen Pal Program provides youth with epilepsy, aged 11-19, with essential social skills, social connections and self-expression. Each participant is connected with a pen pal, matched by gender, interests, age and/or cognitive ability. Pen pals communicate by email to have fun and make new friends.

To join or for more information, contact us 

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

Youth Council is for teens/young adults ages 14-22 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.

Kids Crew

Kids Crew is for youth under 14 years old who are affected by epilepsy.  If you are a natural born leader and want to speak out about epilepsy, this may be the opportunity for you. 

For more information, please visit

Kid’s Crew, How to Get Involved

Teens Speak Up!

Teens Speak Up! is one of our centerpiece advocacy initiatives. Every year, one lucky teen and their parent or caregiver joins over 150 other advocates from around the nation, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors, and volunteers, in Washington DC to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.

Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation’s capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. 

Teens are nominated by Foundation staff and selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action back here in Colorado through the Year of Service program.  If your teen is interested in learning more, please contact us!  Information about recent TSU events can be found here.