Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7, 2023. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!




About the Young Adult Retreat

Are you a young adult diagnosed with epilepsy between the ages of 18-30? We invite you to connect with others facing similar challenges and spend the weekend with us while we network, bond, learn from, and laugh with each other.

The Young Adult Retreat focuses on addressing the needs of young adults with epilepsy by developing a supportive network where you can share your own unique experiences and challenges. It’s an opportunity to meet others living with epilepsy, learn essential life and wellness skills, and recognize and build upon personal strengths. All of the weekend’s activities are designed to build a supportive community, dedicate time for socialization, introduce relaxation and stress-management techniques, explore future planning, and time set aside to talk directly with medical professionals. This exciting weekend will leave you feeling refreshed and energized!

Due to staffing, we kindly request that all participants be able to administer their own medications and independently perform basic daily living skills, such as dressing and bathing. We will have medical staff on-site for the duration of the retreat to address emergencies.

Volunteer Opportunities

With each Young Adult Retreat, we are also looking for volunteers to act as adult mentors. In addition to participating in the majority of the retreat’s events, you’ll support young adults by sharing your own personal experiences, providing guidance, and helping to build confidence and foster independence.

Medical volunteers make our weekend retreats possible by providing around-the-clock medical support in the event of emergencies. In support of our Young Adult Retreat, we ask for 2 or 3 medical volunteers to attend. For more information on getting involved with the EFEPA as a volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.


Where will the Young Adult Retreat be held in 2023?
Like in past years, the 2023 Young Adult Retreat will take place at Camp Green Lane, in Green Lane, Pennsylvania.

Is there a cost to attend?
The Young Adult Retreat is free to attend for all participants, adult mentors, and medical volunteers.

How can I register?
Registration is now open at! If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact Andrew at

What if I can’t make it on Thursday, May 4th?

With the Young Adult Retreat expanding to four days, we know that not everyone will be able to make it on a Thursday. Information about arrival times will be announced soon, but we will have check-in times on Thursday, May 4th, and Friday, May 5th.

How else can young adults get involved with the EFEPA?
Young Friends of The Foundation is a social group for young professionals, ages 21 and older, affected by epilepsy. Whether you are living with epilepsy, a sibling, partner, friend, or healthcare professional, we invite you to join us for our monthly meetings!



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If you are a business or organization interested in sponsoring the Young Adult Retreat, please contact our Development Manager, Melissa Fairchild, at or (215)-629-5003 x106.