Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp


Due to COVID-19, our week long overnight camp for children living with epilepsy had to be cancelled. However, we are excited to have a virtual camp option to offer and there are still some spots open!

The schedule for virtual camp is attached. Camp will take place Monday, June 22-July 3, 2020. Please note that there are two different group types Monday/Thursday (color coded purple) and Wednesday/Friday (color coded red). We have offered multiple times as we want to keep the groups small so that the participants can engage more with the therapists and the other participants too. There is a total of four sessions total of art therapy and music therapy that each camper will get to participate in. Attendance is important for the participants, however if you are unable to attend your assigned session we can make arrangements ahead of time. I will confirm with each family after they complete registration on their assigned group.  There is an afternoon activity each day as well that the campers can choose through the registration whether they want to participate or not. We will provide the supplies and will be mailing to each home. To guarantee that the “camper box” arrives in time please register by Thursday June 18, 2020. The registration form is not long and shouldn’t take too much time.

Registration link: https://www.tfaforms.com/4831511

If your child has aged out of the normal 9-17 years of age for Camp Coelho but would like to participate please go ahead and register! Please note that the age groups are varied but based on ages we can group them accordingly.

Please contact Miriam Swanson at miriam@epilepsynorcal.org for more information and questions about the virtual camp.

22-Jun23-Jun24-Jun25-Jun26-Jun
29-Jun30-Jun1-Jul2-Jul3-Jul
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Art Therapy
9:30 am to 10:50 am
9-12 age 
XCooking
9:30am-11:30am
9-12 year olds
Art Therapy
9:30 am to 10:50 am
9-12 age
Art Therapy
9:30am to 10:50am
9-12 age
Art Therapy
9:30 am to 10:50 am
9-12 age
Art Therapy
11:00 am to 12:30pm
13-17 age
Cooking
12:30pm-2:30pm
13-17 year olds
Art Therapy
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
13-17 age
Art Therapy
11:00am to 12:30pm
13-17 age
Art Therapy
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
13-17 age
Music Therapy 9:30 am to 10:20 am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 9:30 am to 10:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 9:30am to 10:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 9:30am to 10:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 10:30 am to 11:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 10:30 am to 11:20 am ages 9-13Music Therapy 10:30am to 11:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 10:30am to 11:20am
ages 9-13
Music Therapy 11:30 am to 12:20pm
ages 13-17
Music Therapy 11:30 am to 12:20 pm
ages 13-17
Music Therapy 11:30am to 12:20pm
ages 13-17
Music Therapy 11:30am to 12:20pm
ages 13-17
Monday, June 22, 2020Tuesday, June 23, 2020Wednesday, June 24, 2020Thursday, June 25, 2020Friday, June 26, 2020
4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM4:00 PM
Face PaintingTie DyeMagicianNetflix movieVirtual Campfire with jokes, riddles, and storytelling
Monday, June 29, 2020Tuesday, June 30, 2020Wednesday, July 1, 2020Thursday, July 2, 2020Friday, July 3, 2020
4:00 PM4:00 PM1:30pm4:00 PM6:00 PM
Show and TellVirtual Campfire
Marshmallow building
Virtual DJNetflix MovieTalent Show

The In Person 2020 Camp Coelho has been canceled. 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California’s Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp gives its young participants an unforgettable experience. For one week kids ages 9-17 get together to enjoy the great outdoors and the friendships that come with a trip to camp – but also leave behind some of the challenges that epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. Surrounded – some for the first time – by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means, they need not worry about what people might think if they have a seizure because they’ll be supported around the clock by physicians and nurses specialized in epilepsy care.

Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp provides an enjoyable residential camping experience for children with epilepsy, develops self-esteem by promoting self-confidence, builds lasting friendships, and fosters independence in a fun and safe environment away from home. Parents are comforted knowing that medical professionals are with campers throughout the entire week (both day and night). Medication schedules are strictly controlled by nurses who ensure campers receive their proper medication each day.

Through generous donations, the foundation is able to offer full and partial scholarships to many campers, based on financial need. Thank you to all the donors who have made camp possible for many children! Please consider making a donation to support Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp.

Scholarships available thanks to “Seize the Moment Run” and other Foundation donors.

Transportation is not included. All parents are responsible for transportation to and from camp.

What to bring to camp? Click here 

For camp counselor application click here 

2018 Photo Gallery available here

2017 Photo Gallery available here 

2013 Photo Gallery available here.

Watch the 2014 & 2015 Camp Experience!

2016 Summer Camp Video

Any Questions? Please contact us at camp@epilepsynorcal.org