2018 Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery is brought to the community by generous donations from individual donors and corporations. Thank you for allowing us to keep Camp Discovery a tradition in the Northwest!

July 29 – August 1, 2018 – Oregon: Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, OR (Tillamook County)
August 19 – 22, 2018 – Washington: Black Diamond Camps, Auburn, WA (King County)

camp-discovery-efnw-logo-sliderThe annual summer camp presented by the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, Camp Discovery, is held in August each year.  In 2018 we are happy to announce that Camp Discovery – Washington is hosted at Black Diamond Camps in Auburn which is centrally located. Camp Discovery – Oregon is once again located at the United Methodist’s Camp Magruder with grounds located between picturesque Pacific Ocean and Smith Lake. Registration materials for 2018 will be available starting April 1.

Looking back, EFNW’s Camp Discovery – Washington 2017 was attended by 81 Campers and 10 Volunteers and 10 and Camp Killoqua staff members. Camp Discovery – Oregon was attended by 70 campers and 32 volunteers and 13 wonderful Camp Magruder staff members. Campers and Volunteers spent three nights and four days enjoying the beautiful camp grounds while participating in all the camp activities. Camp activities included the Studio E/Lundbeck Art Therapy Program, swimming, rock wall climbing, t-shirt tye-dye, gaga ball, the camp barbecue, flag raising ceremony, camp songs and so much more.

Campers – Thanks to the amazing outpouring of support from hundreds of donors, The Camp is for children with epilepsy age 7-16 for which there is no charge.  Siblings are also invited to attend Camp Discovery.  One sibling is allowed at no cost and additional siblings are at a cost of $125 per child. (The camper registration link is located below.) All campers, regardless of whether one has epilepsy or not, have to complete and submit the Camper Application Form. Parents will be required to provide one-on-one attendant care for children with special needs unless the parent accompanies the child during Camp.

Volunteers – Parents are encouraged to be Camp Cabin Volunteers and participate in this life experience with their children.  Other volunteers are also welcomed to help as Camp Cabin Volunteers and in other capacities. (The volunteer registration link is located below.) All volunteers are required to submit a Volunteer Registration Form and background check will be conducted by EFNW in order to be approved as a Camp volunteer. EFNW has the right to refuse volunteer applications based on background check and ability of volunteers to be responsible for children and their safety.

At least two nurses are on site at all times during Camp Discovery.  Camp Discovery serves children from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.

Online Camp Registration for 2018 Begins April 1, 2018

Please contact us below with any questions.

Washington Contact: Kevin Koppes at 425-238-7829 or kkoppes@epilepsynw.org
Oregon Contact: Rae Lynn Stewart at 503-332-1738 or rlstewart@epilepsynw.org

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