Camp Discovery
 
 
 

Greetings Past and Future Camper Families & Volunteers! We are excited to announce a new partnership we have formed between Camp Discovery and North Star Reach! North Star Reach is a Member Camp of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman, that partners with organizations, such as ours, to serve children with chronic and life-threatening health challenges across the Great Lakes Region, free of charge. We are thrilled to officially announce this partnership and to see our epilepsy camping program grow!

Read our official announcement letter from the Camp Discovery Leadership Team

There were three main factors to this decision, (1) Safety, (2) Sustainability, and (3) Affordability. Although there are elements of our camping program that will change, the motivation behind every change is quite simple: doing what is best for kids with epilepsy and the volunteers who serve them.

 

To learn more about this partnership and tour North Star Reach, you are invited to join us at our Camp Open House:

April 14, 2018

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
North Star Reach Camp
1200 University Camp Drive
Pinckney, MI 48169
RSVP
(An RSVP is not neccessary but preferred)

Camp Dates & Descriptions:

Camp Discovery “Epilepsy Camp”– July 22 – 26, 2018
Offered to campers age 7-15, this is a unique camping experience developed especially for young people with epilepsy. Camp will include many of the experiences you have come to expect like swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, and “Ask the Neurologist,” but with the addition of a few more like pontoon boat rides, adventure activities, cooking classes, and more!

Learn more and complete the application: 2018 Camp Discovery "Epilepsy Camp" Application
Camp Discovery Application Deadline – Guaranteed consideration if returned by May 31

Teen Camp “Solstice Camp” – June 28 – July 1, 2018
For many years now, we have received feedback that we needed to enhance the camping experience for older teens. Offered to campers age 16-17, together with North Star Reach, we will be hosting a Teen Week camping experience that focuses on self-esteem building, empowerment, and transition to adulthood – in addition to the traditional fun camp activities. This camp is open to teens who have a variety of medical needs, including teens with epilepsy.

Learn more and complete the application: 2018 Teen Camp "Solstice Camp"
Teen Camp Application Deadline – Guaranteed consideration if returned by May 1


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteers play a pivotal role in making camp a success! We have been fortunate to have some of the best volunteers to serve our young epilepsy population at camp. As always, we invite you to apply and help us make more memories at North Star Reach!

Volunteer Opportunities and Applications
Volunteer Application Deadline – Guaranteed consideration if returned by May 1


FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM GRAND RAPIDS
Transportation is available at no cost from Grand Rapids to North Star Reach and back, with support from a Grand Rapids Communty Foundation Access Camps grant. For more information, please contact Pam Bird at 800-377-6226 ext. 1204.   


Other helpful resources include:

Have questions?
Please call Pam Bird (Office Manager and Camp Discovery Admin Support) at 800-377-6226 ext. 1204 or email her.

While our camping experiences will now be free to our camper families, the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan has made a financial commitment to support this vital programming. Please consider making a meaningful gift to our camping program today: Donate Now. Be sure to make your gift in honor of “camp” so that we can earmark your funds appropriately. 

THANK YOU!



Visit our Photo Gallery to view Camp Discovery 2017 photos.