The EFEPA believes no child should feel excluded or unsafe because of their epilepsy. We strive to alleviate the stress and fear that many children with epilepsy face by providing access to all the life experiences – including summer camp.
From its humble beginnings over 20 years ago, Camp Achieve is a uniquely designed week-long sleepaway summer camp program tailored to the special needs of youth living with epilepsy. In partnership with Camp Green Lane in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, Camp Achieve provides campers ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to enjoy all of the fun and friendship that traditional summer camp offers.
Thanks to our dedicated teams of trained medical staff and experienced counselors, Camp Achieve is a safe and fun place for youth diagnosed with epilepsy to enjoy the great outdoors, participate in games and sports, and build lasting bonds with children who share similar challenges and experiences.
For more information, or if you’re interested in joining us at Camp Achieve in 2022, please contact our Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec, at email@example.com or (215) 629-5003 x103.
CAMP ACHIEVE 2022 DATES: August 14th – 19th, 2022
VIRTUAL CAMP ACHIEVE REUNION 2022: SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022 FROM 12:30-2:30PM
Camp Achieve Reunion (To Be Held Virtually)
Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 12:30 to 2:30pm
Virtual on Zoom
How about a little slice of summer camp, right in the middle of winter? All past Camp Achieve campers and counselors, and their families, are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun, games, team building, and trips down memory lane. We’ll relive camp favorites, learn about upcoming EFEPA events, and see what our friends have been up to since August!
Please, note that the reunion has moved from an in-person event to a virtual one, due to the current state of COVID-19 in our area. Because of this switch, a camp-related in-person event will be held in the Spring. More details on this make-up event will be announced soon!
To RSVP to the reunion, and receive the Zoom meeting information, please register here.
Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee
Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee
Once Monthly on a Saturday/Sunday in May, June, and, July (Time of Day TBD)
Virtual on Zoom
Interested in helping to plan some of the events, games, and activities at Camp Achieve this summer? Campers ages 13-17 are invited to help EFEPA staff and camp counselors plan a summer of fun!
The Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee will meet 3 times on a weekend, once monthly in May, June, and July to talk about what makes camp so great and how we can make it even better.
For questions or more information, please contact Andrew Chmielowiec at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 629-5003 x103.
To sign-up for the Camp Achieve Youth Planning Committee, please RSVP here.
Camp Achieve is Possible Thanks to Generous Supporters Like YOU!
From financial gifts that go towards camper scholarships and activity supplies, to the medical staff and counselors who volunteer their time, Camp Achieve is made possible by donations.
If you are interested in supporting the EFEPA and contributing to the success of Camp Achieve, please consider making a donation to help our camp community grow and thrive.
To donate supplies to camp, please check out our Amazon.com Wishlist.
To volunteer your time and support Camp Achieve in person, please see our volunteer opportunities below.
To give a financial gift, please make a donation and be sure to specify it directly supports Camp Achieve.
Want to keep the magic of summer camp going all year round? Our Camp Achieve community remains active throughout the year with multiple opportunities for campers and their families to keep in touch, stay involved, and get together.
Youth Achieve is the EFEPA’s way of helping our camp community stay connected, while continuing to raise epilepsy awareness, regardless of the season. With quarterly in-person gatherings and an assortment of virtual offerings throughout the year, there’s always something to keep kids and teens (and their families!) engaged, informed, and empowered. For more information, please visit our Youth Achieve webpage.
A Camp Achieve Reunion every January ensures that no camper needs to go a full year without seeing their camp friends. With information about upcoming events for families, a reunion lunch, and ample opportunity for campers to play games and reunite with friends, it’s the perfect chance to bring a little bit of summer fun to the winter months.
Camp Achieve runs on the support of talented volunteers. Our volunteer licensed medical professionals and camp counselors are critical in making Camp Achieve the fun, safe, secure, unforgettable experience that our kids know and love.
Counselors must be at least 19 years old by the start of camp and demonstrate a strong desire to work directly with exceptional young people. Counselors supervise campers as well as participate in Camp Achieve programming to help bring the magic of summer camp to life. Many of our counselors are former campers or have epilepsy themselves! They are well equipped and eager to help young campers with issues they may be facing at school and with friends while helping to build their independence, confidence, and self-efficacy.
“The medical staff were incredible. They made sure I was safe all week!” – 2014 Camper
Health Professionals are relied upon to help dispense daily medications, perform seizure first aid, and respond to any medical needs that may arise. Camp Achieve medical staff must be experienced, licensed, and demonstrate a desire to learn and interact with our amazing community. Interested in volunteering with Camp Achieve? Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form here!
Who can attend Camp Achieve?
Applications are open for children ages 8 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of epilepsy. Campers are expected to be able to perform all activities of daily living independently, including tasks like eating, bathing, dressing, and basic hygiene.
Are there medical requirements to consider?
Eligible campers have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy and see a neurologist for regular appointments. All camper applications and forms are reviewed by a medical committee to determine eligibility. Campers should be able to participate in physical activities like walking and sports, as well as social and group activities like team building exercises, arts & crafts, and singing camp songs.
Additionally, all campers must attend Camp Achieve with a seizure rescue medication.
What is the tuition for Camp Achieve?
The week-long summer camp session is $350 per camper. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available upon request.
Special Thank You to Our Fill-the-Cabin Sponsors:
Support from our partners graciously funds the experience of our campers and counselors and covers costs of cabin and rainy day arts & crafts supplies.
Thank You to Our Medical Sponsor:
Support from our partners covers costs for Medical Professionals to staff Camp Achieve.
Thank You to Our Camper Sponsors:
Support from our partner covers costs for Campers to attend Camp Achieve.
If you are a business or organization interested in sponsoring Camp Achieve, please contact our Development Manager, Melissa Fairchild, at email@example.com or (215)-629-5003 x106.