Sky-Y Camp, Prescott, Arizona
Sunday, June 3 – Saturday, June 9 2018
Cost: $500; Scholarships available
Prescott, Arizona – 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, canoeing and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience seizure disorders.
Children ages 8 to 17 with a diagnosis of epilepsy are eligible to attend Camp Candlelight. The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona and our generous supporters have committed that no child will be denied a summer camp experience due to financial limitations; therefore, full & 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 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 their seizures 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 & Features
Outdoor Activities Ropes Course Hiking Rock Climbing
Performing Arts Dance
Land Sports Horseback Riding Basketball
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing Fishing
Other Activities giant swing; gaga ball; paintball
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address Sky-Y Camp
5725 S. Senator Hwy Prescott, AZ, 86303 USA
Winter Address 350 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ, 85013 USA