Camp Frog @ Camp Fitch

Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014

 Remember going to camp? The camaraderie among kids in your cabin. The sense of pride and self-esteem in completing challenges you never thought you’d undertake, let alone finish. Kids with epilepsy/seizure disorder make those memories every summer at Camp Frog!

Children with epilepsy — like all children — need to experience and enjoy outdoor recreation. The EFWCP sponsors two weeklong, overnight summer camping programs called Camp Frog. This nationally recognized activity allows kids with epilepsy/seizure disorders to be integrated into a typical camping experience with hundreds of other children. The overnight program is available to boys and girls with epilepsy/seizure disorders from ages 8–17 who have completed 3rd grade but not yet graduated high school. Campers enjoy a host of activities, such as arts and crafts, campfire sing-alongs, swimming, team games, sailing, archery, and horseback riding.

Camp staffs include EFWCP counselors, with additional support from medical staff. All camp staff members receive specialized training in seizure recognition and first aid. Medical staff includes a licensed pediatric neurologist and a registered nurse practitioner. Scholarships and financial assistance are available to eligible campers.

“We’re really fortunate to have the support of pediatric neurologists and nurses for each week of camp,” said the EFWCP children and family services coordinator and contact person for Camp Frog. “These medical professionals attend camp along with the EFWCP so we never have to worry about medical supervision for the children. And, the kids don’t have to worry about being sent home if they have a seizure at camp. The physician is right there to provide whatever treatment might be necessary.”

Camp Frog is a nationally recognized program for children who have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. In addition to having medical supervision around the clock for the entire week of camp at both Camp Frog locations, the EFWCP provides additional counselors for each of the camper groups that include children who experience seizures. These counselors, along with the entire camp staff, receive special seizure recognition and first aid training to ensure the safety of all campers.

Activities available at camp include archery, horse back riding, a four-story climbing tower, sand volleyball, basketball, soccer, hiking, fishing, camp fires, late night talks with friends, and much, much more. So kids, pack your camping gear and join us at Camp Frog! We promise a great week of new friendships, games and fun. 


 

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