Teen Weekend

It’s hard to be a teen with epilepsy – you may have questions about driving, dating, and what your future could be. We host two Teen Epilepsy Weekends each year to help teens answer those questions, meet other teens with epilepsy, and have fun!

Teens stay overnight at the Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp in Rush, NY (Saturday night through Sunday) and attend educational sessions hosted by UR Medicine neurologists, covering topics such as staying healthy, the importance of sleep, taking your medications, what questions to ask during a doctor’s visit, driving and epilepsy, dating and epilepsy, and employment.

Saturday night is spent relaxing and having fun! We have a variety of recreational activities for the teens to enjoy. The weekend ends with a Q&A session with experts from the UR Medicine Epilepsy Center for both the teens and their parents.

Supervision is provided by EAWCNY staff and trained epilepsy camp counselors. A neurologist is on site at all times.

Teens must be between 13-17 years old and independent with their medications.

Cost is $35 and includes hotel stay and food. Scholarships are available to cover the costs. Teen Epilepsy Weekend is the brilliant brainchild of Dr. Inna Hughes, a pediatric neurologist from UR Medicine. This program would not be a possible without her support and expertise. Dr. Hughes coordinates the educational presentations and recruits additional medical experts from UR Medicine Epilepsy Center to attend.


2024 Teen Weekends:
March 9 & 10, 2024
November 2024 – dates TBD
Registration is Open!

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

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

Collin Horak
Intake and Education Coordinator
Phone: (315) 477-9777 ext. 2904
Email: chorak@epiny.org