Kid's Corner

There are nearly 7,800 kids in Colorado who have epilepsy. That means, if you have epilepsy, you are not alone. It’s not always easy to live with this condition, but connecting with other kids who know what you’re going through can help.

Opportunities for Kids

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado has a variety of programs that you can get involved in. Learn more about our summer camps, penpal program, youth council, and Kid’s Crew below.

Camps

Have you ever wanted to go to summer camp? Go rock climbing, ride horses, go fishing, eat marshmallows by the camp fire? What if you could do all that, with a bunch of friends who know EXACTLY what it’s like to live with epilepsy? If that sounds pretty awesome, you’re going to LOVE Rock N Rally and Jason’s Camp! These camps are super fun, a chance to meet awesome new friends and try cool new activities, and staffed with doctors and nurses to keep everyone safe. Keep reading to learn more!

Rock'n Rally

Stay tuned for 2020 Camp Information!

Disclaimer: The camp application will take at least 30-60 minutes to complete. We will ask for detailed and accurate medical information about your child – be prepared with medication, seizure, doctor, and insurance information. Supplemental Forms are available on the camp registration site.

July 24-26, 2020

Cal-Wood Education Center, Jamestown

For kids with epilepsy ages 8-12.

Rock n’ Rally is located at the Cal-Wood Education Center in Jamestown. This overnight weekend camp provides an opportunity for children whose lives are impacted by epilepsy to build confidence, make new friends, have fun in the great outdoors and learn more about epilepsy. To ensure the safety of the campers, we have a team of licensed medical staff onsite at all times along with experienced counselors. The cost is $250 and scholarships are available. Contact Wendy Kogel at caremanager@epilepsycolorado.org.

Jason Fleishman Summer Camp

Stay tuned for 2020 Camp Information!

Disclaimer: The camp application will take at least 30-60 minutes to complete. We will ask for detailed and accurate medical information about your child – be prepared with medication, seizure, doctor, and insurance information. Supplemental Forms are available on the camp registration site.

June 27 – July 1, 2020

YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park

For teens with epilepsy ages 13-17.

For many teens with epilepsy, the most important thing is to meet others with seizures so they realize they are not alone!

The Jason Fleishman Summer Camp is located at the YMCA of the Rockies in beautiful Estes Park. This 5-day overnight camp allows teens with seizures to focus on what they CAN do through the support and encouragement of caring peers and camp staff. The campers build confidence and knowledge about epilepsy while having fun and making new friends. Camp activities include the zip line, rock climbing, horseback riding, arts and crafts and more. To ensure the safety of the campers, we have a team of licensed medical staff onsite at all times along with experienced counselors. The cost is $550 and scholarships are available. Contact Marcee Aude at marcee@epilepsycolorado.org.

Pen Pal Program

The Pen Pal Program provides youth with epilepsy, aged 11-19, with essential social skills, social connections and self-expression. Each participant is connected with a pen pal, matched by gender, interests, age and/or cognitive ability. Pen pals communicate by email to have fun and make new friends.

To join or for more information, contact us 

Youth Leadership Opportunities

Youth living with epilepsy who become involved in leadership can give back to the epilepsy community while having many wonderful opportunities.  Youth who participate in our leadership programs can develop important life skills, gain confidence, become a leader and engage with others who are living with epilepsy.

Youth Council

Youth Council is for teens/young adults ages 14-22 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or are a sibling or a child of a parent who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are compelled to make a difference and speak out about epilepsy, this could be the opportunity for you! To join or for more information, contact us.

Kids Crew

Kids Crew is for youth under 14 years old who are affected by epilepsy.  If you are a natural born leader and want to speak out about epilepsy, this may be the opportunity for you. 

For more information, please visit

Kid’s Crew, How to Get Involved

Teens Speak Up!

Teens Speak Up! is one of our centerpiece advocacy initiatives. Every year, one lucky teen and their parent or caregiver joins over 150 other advocates from around the nation, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors, and volunteers, in Washington DC to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.

Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation’s capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. 

Teens are nominated by Foundation staff and selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action back here in Colorado through the Year of Service program.  If your teen is interested in learning more, please contact us!  Information about recent TSU events can be found here.