Last October, 15 children with epilepsy from all over Indiana got the chance to “just be kids” during a special weekend retreat at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Ky. This year, we are pleased to offer this program again. The center is a world class medical camp that features all of the traditional camping activities in an environment that is safe and fun for children living with medical challenges such as seizure disorders. Private family lodging
and meals are provided. There is NO COST to attend,
2014 Camp Weekend: October 3 to 5
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
To register, go to www.thecenterforcourageouskids.org and click on camper applications (on left hand side). Under Step 1, click on “Family Retreat”. During Step 1 (online) of the application process when asked for your affiliation, be sure to type in EFIN. You MUST complete both parts in order
to be eligible to be selected to attend the Family Camp. Travel expenses incurred to and from the Camp are the sole responsibility of the family. For camp questions, contact the CCK Camper Recruiters at (270) 618-2912. Space is limited, please do not delay.
This program is made possible by grants received from Arni’s Restaurant and various other sponsors. Among the activities enjoyed by the campers are horseback riding, archery, woodshop, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, bowling and more.
The camp staff also gives the parents an opportunity for a “night out” which is a rare occurrence for many because of their child’s medical needs. The chance for families affected by epilepsy to share common experiences and support one another is also a valuable benefit of the camp.
We are excited to have begun this partnership with the Center for Courageous Kids that proved to be a life-changing experience for many of our Indiana families, and hope to continue sponsoring many more campers in the years ahead!
For more photos, see our Family Camping Weekend album on Facebook.
This program features group art therapy for children with seizure disorders. Through Studio E, participants can explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting using a variety of artistic media. A licensed art therapist conducts the sessions. For the second year, we will be offering Studio E sessions in Indianapolis for children with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 17. And new this year, we will have a concurrent art program taking place during the sessions for parents and caregivers at no charge!
2014 Dates:8 Wednesdays from June 4 to July 23
Time:6 to 8 p.m.
Place:Art of the Soul 6350 N. Shadeland Ave., Suite C, Indianapolis
Admission:Free -- a limited amount of space available
To enroll:E-mail Jessica Buescher at email@example.com before May 21, 2014
Studio E is made possible through our partnership with Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy.
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