Camp Courage

A One-Of-A-Kind Camp Experience...

Camp Courage 

July 14-19 2024

Camp Horizons

127 Babcock Hill Rd,

South Windham, CT 06266

Online Camp Application Downloadable Camp Application

 

Join us for the Camp Courage Open House

A group tour of the camp with an opportunity to ask questions.  Meet Camp Horizons Camp Director and a member of Epilepsy Foundation staff.

Date: April 20, 2024

Time: 1:30

Location: Camp Horizons, 127 Babcock Hill Rd, South Windham, CT 06266

 

Camp Courage

When diagnosed and living with Epilepsy, lives change dramatically. The stress of managing a disease like Epilepsy can be overwhelming.  

Camp Courage is a haven to assist, just a little, in bringing lives back to “normal.”

In partnership with Camp Horizon in Windham, CT, children, teens, and young adults ages 8-25 at the time of camp are eligible to participate in a week-long overnight summer camp experience! Each camper will be able to connect with others like them while their family and caregivers gain a little respite.

Cost:

$300 per camper (does not include $25 application fee)

Camp Scholarships:

Financial assistance is available! To inquire, please contact our office at (860) 346-1924.

For additional financial assistance please use this link to apply for the Blanca Vazquez Summer Camp Scholarship.   Application deadline is May 1st.

https://nyumc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Cd6uJ9omFTwNQG

 

 

 

Camp Goals

  • Provide a safe, enjoyable residential camping experience for children and young adults with epilepsy
  • Build self esteem by promoting self-confidence, competency and social interaction.
  • Foster independence in a safe environment away from home.
  • To have a GREAT TIME!

What to Expect

  • Campers will attend three programs in the morning and four in the afternoon.
  • Evening activities are opportunities for the entire camp to come together for entertainment such as campfires, dances, movies, field games, and music.
  • Counselors are employed by Camp Horizons and receive specialized training in seizure recognition and first aid. Camper to counselor ratio varies depending on need.
  • A licensed nurse will be in residence at all times.

How to…

Register your child for Camp Courage

To register, campers must have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy and on anticonvulsant medication, receiving other treatment for seizures, or are under follow up care to be considered eligible.

The first 50 applications will be presented to the Camp Courage Committee for review and approval. If a camper is not accepted or someone drops out the first camper on the wait list will be given the space. Prior attendance does not guarantee acceptance this year. 

camp activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Arts
  • Camp Craft
  • Health & Fitness
  • Performing Arts
  • Pioneering
  • STEAM Activities
  • Field Games
  • Movies
  • And much more!

Donate To

Camp Courage

EFCT wants Camp Courage to be accessible to as many kids as possible so we  cover the majority of the camp fees. It costs EFCT $2,000 per child to attend camp. If you are interested in sponsoring a child’s attendance, please donate below or contact monica@epilepsyct.com.

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