Camp Blackhawk: Week-Long Retreat for Kids & Teens with Epilepsy

Camp Blackhawk: Week-Long Retreat for Kids & Teens with Epilepsy

Each summer children and teens come together and enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to Camp Blackhawk while leaving behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. They are all surrounded–-some for the first time–-by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. They don’t have to worry about what people will think if they have a seizure or about being excluded from activities. At Camp Blackhawk, epilepsy is the norm.

Campers get to experience a variety of fun camp activities such as swimming, zip lining, boating and campfires while in a safe and medically monitored setting. In the months leading up to camp, EFGC’s staff builds relationships with families to develop a solid grasp of the campers individual needs. Best of all, when campers are having the time of their lives at Camp Blackhawk, EFGC staff are right along side of them enjoying every minute just as much!

There is no cost to attend camp, however, donations are accepted and welcomed. Please be aware that space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority acceptance will be given to children and teens within the EFGC service area.

The dates of the 2019 Camp Blackhawk sessions are:

Session One: July 7-12, 2019

Session Two: August 4-9, 2019

Click here to download an application.

For more information, please contact Leia Der at 312-939-8622 ext 211 or lder@epilepsychicago.org

Check out pictures from the 2018 Camp Blackhawk sessions by clicking here.

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