Camp Discovery is a program for children with epilepsy who might otherwise miss out on a childhood experience most take for granted. Camp Discovery provides children with an opportunity to participate in camp activities and take normal childhood risks in a safe, supervised environment. Siblings can ask questions and learn about epilepsy, and their unique feelings and concerns about living with this disorder in the family can be addressed. Camp Discovery promotes a sense of adventure and self-confidence in all participants, while helping children with epilepsy avoid isolation and work toward their full potential.
Camp is staffed by Epilepsy Foundation Northwest specialists, health care providers from epilepsy centers in the Northwest and other committed, trained volunteers. The ratio of camper to counselor is approximately 2:1.
Activities may include swimming, boating, archery, hiking, arts and crafts, sports, campfire games, special entertainment, signing, and epilepsy education.
Camp Discovery is open to children with epilepsy and their siblings. All children must be between the ages of 7 and 17 (Children over 17 can be considered for the Counselor in Training program). Children of all abilities are encouraged to attend.
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