Children with epilepsy — like all children — deserve the chance to experience summer camp. The EAWCP sponsors two weeklong, overnight summer camp programs called Camp Frog. Camp Frog allows kids with epilepsy/seizure disorders to be integrated into a typical camp experience with hundreds of other children. This program is available to youth with epilepsy/seizure disorders from ages 8-17 who have completed 3rd grade but not yet graduated high school.
There are two sessions for Camp Frog each summer. Camp Frog at Camp Conrad Weiser is located in Wernersville, PA (near Reading). Camp Frog at Camp Fitch is located in North Springfield, PA (near Erie). Scholarships and financial assistance are available to eligible campers. All scholarship information and applications are included in the full registration packet that parents will receive after they pre-register their camper.
There is a pediatric neurologist and nurse onsite the entire week to provide assistance with medication and seizure emergency response. Camp staff also includes counselors who are trained in seizure recognition and first aid.
We work hard to ensure that campers with seizures are not excluded from camp activities, but the health and safety of our campers is our number one priority. Campers that attend Camp Frog must have the skills to function independently within an inclusionary setting at all times. Campers must possess the ability to participate and function within both small and large groups without one-on-one assistance or supervision. Independent self-care skills are required; this is including but not limited to independent toileting, bathing, communication, and feeding skills.
For more information, contact Gretchen Knaub at 1-800-336-0301 or email@example.com.
Camp Frog at Camp Conrad Weiser
June 14-20, 2020
Camp Frog at Camp Fitch
June 21-27, 2020
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Camp Firefly is a free weekend camp that was designed for youth, ages 11-18, with epilepsy who have additional medical and behavioral needs, and who would not thrive in a weeklong summer camp setting.
Camp Firefly is held twice per year, with a session each spring and fall. Camp Firefly is held at The Woodlands in Wexford, PA, a fully accessible camp facility. Our program is integrated into the existing teen retreat weekends, which often feature a fun or festive theme.
Our camp medical staff includes a full-time nurse for medication administration, additional skilled nursing staff for one-on-one support, and an overnight nurse to monitor for nocturnal seizures. We also have counselors who are trained to recognize and respond to seizures. Our staff assists with personal care needs, swimming supervision, and mealtime routines.
Due to the nature of this program, we are limited on the number of campers we can accommodate for each session.
For more information, contact the Community Program Coordinator at 1-800-361-5885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17-19, 2020
The EAWCP believes that all children deserve the opportunity to attend summer camp. This can be an expensive opportunity so the EAWCP provides financial aid to families who can’t afford to pay for the camper tuition fees. The financial aid form is made available in the full camp registration packet once a camper is pre-registered.
You can help send a child to Camp Frog by making a dedicated donation to next year’s program!
Make an online donation or send your donation
1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3002
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Make your check payable to EAWCP but mark it for “Camp Frog.”