Free Events

Due to the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has made the decision to cancel upcoming programs and events through May until further notice. This decision was made in order to help mitigate the community spread of COVID-19 by removing opportunities for our clients and families to gather in large groups. Your health and safety is our number one priority, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Please reach out to Leia Der at lder@epilepsychicago.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Virtual Studio E: Yoga
June 6, 2020
10:00 – 10:30 am

Join us on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 am for this 30 minute virtual yoga session, led by registered yoga instructor and EFGC Associate Board member, Elise Wendt. Click here to register.

Virtual Kids & Teens Club: Improv Acting
1st session – June 13, 2020, 10:00-11:00 am
2nd session – June 13, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm

Join us for a fun virtual session of improv acting! Kids & Teens Club will be having a free online event that is open to children and teens living with epilepsy, ages 6-17. Please RSVP to Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org to secure your spot with the name of the participant and your preferred session time (10 am or 1 pm). Please note, space is limited and there will only be one spot per family. Please register only if you can attend the session. If the session has reached its capacity, we will let you know.

Virtual Studio E: Improv Acting
June 27, 202
10:00 – 11:00 am

Join us on Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 am for a hour long virtual improv acting session led by acting coach and instructor, Scott Sawa. Click here to register.

Virtual Camp Blackhawk 
July 27-31, 2020
11:45 am – 2:00 pm

We look forward to connecting in new and fun ways this summer! The 2020 Virtual Camp Blackhawk registration is now open! Virtual Camp Blackhawk will take place on July 27 – July 31, 2020. Click here to register. If you have already submitted an application, please register again online to secure your spot.
*As a reminder, please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Camp Blackhawk registration will be open through June 19th, but keep checking back on the website for additional details as we set activities and schedules for this year’s camp!

This year’s camp theme will be “Virtual Communication” and we’re looking to our campers to design this year’s t-shirt! This is your child’s chance to get their artwork on the shirt worn by each of this year’s campers! Please have your child submit their design (based on the theme of “virtual communication”) by Friday, June 5th in order to be included in this contest! You can email t-shirt designs, lder@epilepsychicago.org

Heroes Day Camp
August 3-5, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Blackhawk Park
2318 N. Lavergne Ave.
Chicago, Il 60639

The Heroes Day Camp is a free three-day sports camp for 6-17 year olds living with epilepsy and their siblings. We’ll have sports, games, and art & crafts everyday! A snack will be provided.

The Heroes Day Camp application is not available yet. For more information about the Heroes Day camp click here or contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

Picnic in the Park
August 22, 2020
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
McCormick Woods (Grove 1)
3051 S. 1st Ave.
North Riverside, IL 60546

Join us for our annual free Picnic in the Park – complete with games, food, and fun! Bring your friends, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Registration for this event is not open yet. For more information about the Picnic in the Park contact Leia Der at Lder@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211