Camp Wee-Kan-Tu is a one week long overnight camp for children and teens ages 8-17 with epilepsy. Located at Camp Wing in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the camp provides for up to 60 children, boys and girls, the opportunity to participate in a full service overnight camp. Camp Wee-Kan-Tu, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, evolved out of a need in New England to provide a place where children and teens with epilepsy can be themselves. The importance of friendship, understanding, self-worth and teamwork is present in all activities.
Camp Wee-Kan-Tu's daily activities include boating, archery, high-element ropes course, nature study, epilepsy education, arts and crafts, sports, and swimming, swimming, swimming! But we also like to mix the schedule up with our own in-camp carnival (face painting! mini golf! pudding eating contest! bouncy obstacle course!), water balloon blow-out and unannounced special activities. Popular evening activities include the Wee-Kan-Dance camp dance, the Wee-Got-Talent talent show, and movie night (sometimes we need to wind down!). Plus there's mealtime skits and entertainment (in addition to tasty food!).
All campers are encouraged to participate in all activities during the week. Climb to the top of the ropes course wall and then come into the pool and pass your deep-end test!
Camp Wee-Kan-Tu is staffed by trained counselors and volunteers as well as a full complement of neurologists, nurses and social workers who specialize in caring for individuals with epilepsy and who are present 24 hours a day. Many counselors have epilepsy as well. Campers participate in all aspects of a traditional overnight summer camp with the assistance of trained personnel, where the emphasis is on having fun in a safe and caring environment.
Crossroads for Kids
742 Keene St.
Duxbury, MA 02332
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