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Nurses & Medical Professionals Needed For Youth Epilepsy Summer Camp

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ORGANIZATION: Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA)

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania believes that no child should feel excluded or unsafe because of their epilepsy. We strive to alleviate the stress and fear that many children with epilepsy face by providing access to all life experiences - including summer camp!

From its humble beginnings over 20 years ago, Camp Achieve is a uniquely designed week-long sleepaway summer camp program tailored to the special needs of youth living with epilepsy. In partnership with Camp Green Lane in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, Camp Achieve provides campers ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to enjoy all of the fun and friendship that traditional summer camp offers. This summer, from August 14th-19th, more than 50 youth living with epilepsy from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey will come together at Camp Achieve to enjoy the great outdoors, participate in games and sports, sing camp songs, and build lasting friendships - all with the support of counselors, volunteer medical staff, and peers who understand the challenges that epilepsy brings.

That's where you come in! Camp Achieve would not be possible without the invaluable help and expertise of the medical professionals in our community who volunteer their time at Camp Achieve, whether it's for the full week, or a single afternoon. We hope you'll considering joining us this summer, and take the opportunity to further support the community - to connect with your patients outside of the office, to be part of the magic of summer camp, and to witness your tireless work as healthcare providers paying off as campers conquer the climbing wall, cannonball off the diving board, and sing their hearts out on the talent show stage.

Medical staff at Camp Achieve will assist with medication distribution, responding to seizures, and performing first aid in a summer camp setting. For more information about Camp Achieve, and to learn how you can get involved, please contact our Camp & Community Outreach Coordinator, Andrew Chmielowiec, at camp@efepa.org or (215) 629-5003 x103.

More opportunities with Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA)

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About Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA)

Location:

919 Walnut Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107, US

Mission Statement

To stop seizures and SUPDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

Description

The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) voluntary health organization that provides education, support and advocacy for people with epilepsy and their families. The Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania also promotes understanding of seizure disorders through a wide variety of programs presented to business, government and school communities, professional audiences and the general public.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Sat Aug 13, 2022 - Fri Aug 19, 2022

WHERE

Camp Achieve @ Camp Green Lane249 Camp Green Lane RoadGreen Lane, PA 18054

(40.32823,-75.43047)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Camp staff training will take place on 8/13, and Camp Achieve runs from 8/14 to 8/19. We are in need of volunteers who can commit to any length of time, from a single afternoon, to overnight for the full week.
  • The EFEPA is seeking licensed and insured medical professionals to assist with medication distribution, responding to seizures, and first aid. Non-licensed and non-insured are still able to assist.

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