June 9th-15th, 2013
Location: Chauncey Ranch YMCA Camp in Mayer, Arizona
Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona’s Camp Candlelight, provides children living with epilepsy an unforgettable experience.
For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-15), enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a classic trip to summer camp. While partaking in camp adventures and entertainment, the children are able to leave behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. At Camp Candlelight, campers are surrounded by dozens of other kids that have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often then first time many children meet other kids their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity kids have by not worrying about what people think if they have a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Candlelight, epilepsy is the norm.
Camp Candlelight features activities such as: rock climbing, zip-lining, S’mores around the campfire, horseback riding, arts and crafts and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience the seizure disorder.
The fee for Camp Candlelight is $375. Fee includes food and lodging. Physical examination is required.
* Financial assistance is available for campers who qualify.
To be eligible for Camp Candlelight, a child must:
• Have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy
• Be ages 8 through 15
• Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance
• Work well in small groups
Counselors must be 18 years of age and older. A limited number of Counselor-in-Training positions exist for those age 16 and 17 who have shown leadership ability in their community or as a previous camper.
For photos from previous Camps, visit our photo gallery
For more information, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at (602) 406-3581 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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