Camp Discovery


Camp Descriptions

Camp Discovery “Epilepsy Camp”
July 13 - 16, 2021

Offered to campers age 7-15, this unique camp-at-home experience includes a wide variety of self-directed, small-group, and large-group activities designed to build community, social skills, and confidence. Many activities (including Doc Talk, camp fires, and a talent show) mirror those offered at traditional camp, while others offer new opportunities to explore and connect. To further enhance the experience, all registered campers receive a camp-in-a-box filled with fun supplies, games, a camp t-shirt, and more. Learn More and Apply.

Teen Camp “Solstice Camp”
July 20 - 23, 2021

Offered to campers age 16-17, this camp-at-home experience for teens 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 epilepsy. Learn More and Apply.

Fall Campily Retreat
September 10 - 12, 2021

This on-site fall camp for children with epilepsy and their families will allow 12 families to safely enjoy a free camp getaway experience. To support safety measures and social distancing, each family will be housed individually in separate cabins. In anticipation of a significant level of interest, acceptance will be selected via a lottery of completed applications. Register by August 20 for a chance to attend. Learn More and Apply.

All camps are offered FREE OF CHARGE.

Ongoing Programs Offered by North Star Reach

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups
These virtual support groups are open to any parent or caregiver of a child with a serious medical diagnosis. Gatherings are small and meet under the guidance of a trained facilitator. Discussion topics range from PTSD and emotional health to hope and self-care. Program Information & Registration

Camper Meetups
An extension of summer camp-at-home programming, these virtual gatherings give campers and their siblings a chance to connect regularly with their friends. Participants will be placed in groups with their peers of similar ages/developmental abilities. Program Information & Registation

Camp Clubs, Conferences, and More
North Star Reach offers a variety of additional programming throughout much of the year, including Family Game Nights, Camp Clubs (e.g. cooking, music & drama, sports, writing, and more), conferences, and special live events. Program Information & Registration

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! While all onsite spring and summer camps for 2020 have been suspended, there may be other opportunities that could benefit from your time, energy, and talents.

Volunteer Opportunities and Applications

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. Become a Camp Champ today! 
Learn how you can join our Camp Champ Giving Society.  

When you become a Camp Champ at our Buddy Level our higher, we'll send you, or someone you love a 5" plush moose  - our camp mascot! 


Visit our Photo Gallery to view Camp Discovery 2019 photos.