Camp EAGR

Each summer children with epilepsy and their siblings have the best week of their lives!

Register your child(ren) by paying your non-refundable deposit of $25 per child in order to save your spot. Registration opens May 2021.

Campers enjoy a week of swimming, horseback riding, rock wall climbing, laughing and having fun with kids who also have epilepsy. Your child will make new friends and get to experience things they might not get to do anywhere else. Once they experience Camp EAGR, it will quickly become one of the best weeks of their life!

Epilepsy is a hidden disorder. Despite how common it is fear and stigma exist. It’s easy to feel isolated and alone. But at Camp EAGR, everyone knows what it’s like to have epilepsy. Campers don’t have to be embarrassed by taking medications, having seizures, or having epilepsy. Everyone at camp understands! Kids with epilepsy can be just KIDS! And siblings connect with other siblings who know what it’s like to have epilepsy in the family. Watch our camp video to see what Camp EAGR is all about!

Volunteer Opportunity

Every summer we have volunteer opportunities at our two sleep-away camps for children and young adults with epilepsy. Our camps offer volunteers a rewarding experience like no other. Please contact our Camp Director, Mike Radell, for more information. 

Registration

2022 Camp EAGR dates coming soon!

For more information or if you have any questions, our Camp Director would be happy to chat!

Michael Radell

Education Coordinator/Camp Director
Phone: (585) 442-4430 ext. 2741
Email: mradell@epiny.org

Camp FAQ

Boys and girls ages 8-17 and their siblings are welcome.

Ask our camp director about the possibility of being a Camp EAGR counselor or a Camp COAST camper for young adults ages 18+.

Camp EAGR is held at the YMCA’s beautiful Camp Weona, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester.

Yes. Medical personnel are on-site 24-hours a day. This includes two RN’s and a neurologist who specializes in pediatric epilepsy. Should an emergency arise, Wyoming County Community Hospital is 16 miles away.

Yes. You have something unique to contribute and will find something valuable about Camp EAGR, regardless if you have seizures every day or every 5 years.

All children need to be ambulatory (camp is full of hills and is not wheelchair accessible) and must be able to take care of their own personal care needs.

Camp tuition is $750 for the week and includes all meals, lodging, and activities. A deposit of $25 is due at registration with the remaining balance due no later than August 1, 2021. Need-based scholarships are available on a sliding scale; and children with OPWDD-eligibility may qualify for Family Reimbursement dollars (a separate application is required).

Yes. Counselors meet all NYS screening requirements for health and safety and undergo our rigorous training program. The camper-to-staff ration is 3 to 1. Our location at Camp Weona is certified by the NYS Health Department and is accredited by the American Camping Association.

Contact Us

EAWCNY has epilepsy educators focused on providing information and support to children, adults, and families dealing with the challenges of epilepsy. Contact the epilepsy educator in your area if you have questions about epilepsy, seizures or wish to learn more about our services.

Western NY/Finger Lakes/Rochester

Michael Radell
Education Coordinator/Camp Director
Phone: (585) 442-4430 ext. 2741
Email: mradell@epiny.org

Central/Syracuse and Southern Tier/Binghamton Regions

Kristen Oderkirk, MSW
Community Educator
Phone: (315) 477-9777 ext. 2906
Email: koderkirk@epiny.org