(formerly Camp Dream Catcher)
We are happy to announce that Camp Firebird and Camp Flame Catcher will combine this year to make ONE GREAT CAMP! The focus will still be the same- to give kids with epilepsy a chance to enjoy the outdoors, find support from others who share a similar diagnosis, learn valuable coping skills and most of all have a great time! We will encourage the kids to live out the camp motto that, “I have epilepsy, but epilepsy does not have me” and enjoy all that camp has to offer. In merging, we want everyone to be aware that money should never keep a child from camp. We believe strongly in the value of camp and work with our generous supporters to make sure all kids who want to attend can, regardless of their ability to pay. So, come out and see all that camp has to offer!
Camp Flame Catcher is uniquely designed to give children with epilepsy the typical camping experience that their peers enjoy with the added guidance of trained epilepsy specialists to care for their specific needs. There are educational programs that take place throughout the session to help the campers learn about their epilepsy and ways to cope with its challenges. The children have the opportunity to establish friendships with other children who also have epilepsy and hopefully develop a lasting support system in their lives. Most of all though, the kids have a GREAT time at camp. They take part in such activities as: hiking, arts & crafts, swimming, archery, horseback riding, fishing, boating, shooting BB guns, canoeing, kayaking, hay rides, singing, scaling a climbing wall and much, much more. Camp Flame Catcher creates memories to last a lifetime!
The camp takes place on the wooded grounds of Camp Kern in Warren County, located near Kings Island Amusement Park.
The cost of camp is $175.00 for the weekend camps and $375.00 for the summer week of camp. If needed, there is financial assistance available through our generous supporters. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus is committed to all kids who want to attend camp and will work with everyone to make their attendance at camp possible!
There is also ”Camp for Champs” which is a specialized equine therapy camp that takes place at Rail Fence Farm in Centerburg, Ohio. It is for children aged 4-15 with epilepsy and other challenges. Parents must be present during the program, which takes place for 4 consecutive weeks in 1/2 day increments.
Click 2013 camp flyer to print out a camp brochure with all of the details!
To take part in camp or to ask any questions about camp, e-mail Mark Findley, the Camp Director at: email@example.com.
In order to attend camp, all campers need the following two forms completed. The first is the Participant Enrollment Form that parents and/or guardians can fill out. The second is the Master Medical Form that your child’s primary care physician or neurologist needs to fill out. When completed, send these forms to our main office.
We sincerely thank the following donors who support our camp and help to make sure that all kids can attend our camp: the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Greater Cincinnati Foundation Summertime Kids, Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation, Charles H. Dater Foundation and Jack J. Smith, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Some pictures from our past camps:
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