Summer Camp for Epileptic Kids

Think that your epileptic child can’t attend summer camp? Think again! There are many opportunities for epileptic children to attend summer camps, safely and healthily, and probably close by.

Almost every state has a summer camp devoted to children with severe chronic health conditions, but one camp in particular I want to highlight is Brainy Camps Association, a subsidiary of Children’s National Medical Center. This camp is located near Washington D.C. and offers campers with all sorts of chronic health conditions an opportunity to interact and enjoy summer camp.

The camp especially for epileptic children runs for a week. Called Camp Great Rock, offers children and teens with epilepsy (ages 7-16) and Transitional Youth (ages 16-25) an opportunity to have fun and interact in a safe camp environment for seven days and six  nights. Located in Massanetta Springs, VA, only minutes from Rockingham Memorial Hospital, the camp offers a safety net of health care. Physicians and nurses specializing in epilepsy are on-site 24/7.

The children learn to be part of a team, interact with kids with similar backgrounds and experiences, and just have fun! They can choose from activities such as team sports, hiking, arts and crafts, yoga, pottery, ropes and challenge courses, canoeing, gardening, camp Olympics, swimming, archery, and sleeping under the stars in tents.

For older children and youth there is even a camp counselor training program where they can choose to learn how to lead others and gain a new sense of responsibility and independence. Camp Great Rock offers great benefits and a safe avenue to allow your child to experience the childhood rite of passage that is summer camp. Check it out or find a similar camp in your area.

About the Author:

Monta the mother of three children serves as an Expert Advisor on multiple household help issues to many Organizations and groups, and is a mentor for other “Mom-preneurs” seeking guidance. She is a regular contributor of “babysitting jobs”. You can get in touch with her at montafleming6Atgmail dotcom.

About Arlene Martell

Arlene Martell is the publisher of and the author of Getting Adam Back – A Mother's triumph over Epilepsy and Autism. She resides in a seaside suburb on Vancouver BC Canada with her husband James and their four children Adam, Justin, Shelby and Victoria.