Children who have epilepsy or seizure disorders are often ridiculed and tend to have low self esteem. Camp Candlelight is one week of summer camp activities that allow campers the opportunity to have fun, free from judgment, while developing a sense of self-worth, independence and personal responsibility.
Camp Candlelight features activities such as rock climbing, arts and crafts and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience the seizure disorder.
Children, ages 8 to 18 with a diagnosis of epilepsy, are eligible to attend Camp Candlelight. The Epilepsy Foundation Arizona and our generous supporters have committed that no child will be denied a summer camp experience due to financial limitations; therefore, full and partial scholarships are available for those who qualify.
While epilepsy may be equal in prevalence to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined, it is one of the most historically underfunded and misunderstood disorders known. Epilepsy can carry with it a host of psychological and social problems – depression, rejection, anger, frustration – that for most children are more difficult than the disorder itself. Some children manage with medication, some will grow out of it, but for almost thirty percent of individuals with epilepsy, seizures are a part of their everyday lives.
Activities and Features
Accommodating Special Needs Physical Disability
Religious Emphasis None
Outdoor Activities Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Hiking Rock Climbing
Performing Arts Dance Music
Team Sports Basketball Soccer Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Canoeing Fishing Kayaking
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts Ceramics
Other Activities Paintball giant swing gaga ball epilepsy education archery
Location & Contact
Camp Address Camp Sky-Y
5725 South Senator Hwy Prescott AZ, 86303 United States
Winter Address 3620 N 4th Ave #228
Phoenix, AZ, 85013 United States