DATES: May 27 - July 15, 2015
TIMES: Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm
LOCATION: Art of the Soul Studio 6350 N. Shadeland Ave. Suite 3 Indianapolis, IN 46220
WHO ISChildren with epilepsy, ages 7 to 17
ELIGIBLE:and their caregivers
TO APPLY:Contact Kristi Gmutza at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 218-4653
DEADLINE:Please register by May 22, 2015
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 third year, we are able to offer Studio E sessions in Indianapolis for children with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 17. And like last year, we have a concurrent art program taking place during the sessions for parents and caregivers at no charge! Thanks to the art therapists at Art of the Soul for hosting this year's program and to sponsorship support from Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy. You can see photos and a video from our 2014 Studio E program on the EFI Facebook page.
In 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. In 2015, we hope 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. This program is made possible by grants received from Arni’s Restaurant and
various other sponsors. Among the activities enjoyed by the campers are horsebackriding, archery, woodshop, arts and crafts, indoor swimming, bowling and more.
There is NO COST to attend; the family's only responsibility is travel costs to
and from the camp.
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. To find out how you can get involved in the 2015 camp as a supporter or as a participant, contact Sandy Pollard at email@example.com
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