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!
Upcoming 2016 Camp Flame Catcher dates:
- Spring Camp Weekend. . . April 22-24, 2016
- Summer Camp Week. . . July 10-14, 2016
There is also Summer “Camp for Champs” which is a specialized equine therapy camp that takes place at The Shane Center in Centerburg, Ohio. It is for children aged 7-16 with epilepsy and other challenges. Parents must be present during the program, which takes place for 4 consecutive weeks in 1/2 day increments.
Camp For Champs will take place June 27-30, 2016.
Click 2015 camp flyer to print out a current 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, and many individual donors.
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