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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

Camp Candlelight 2015 will be May 24th – 30th
Camp Sky-Y near Prescott, AZ

For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-17), 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 campers who have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often the first time many children meet others their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity children 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, ropes course, S’mores around the campfire, swimming, arts and crafts and nature hikes.  More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.

* Financial assistance is available for campers who qualify.

To be eligible for Camp Candlelight, a child must:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Be ages 8 through 17
  • 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 aged 17 who have shown leadership ability in their community or as a previous camper.

For more information, please contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at (602) 406-3581 or email us at info@epilepsyaz.org.

Applications for Camp Candlelight 2015 will be made available in January 2015.