Camp Matty

August 7-10, 2017

Camp Matty is a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for children with epilepsy. The day camp affords children with epilepsy the opportunity to learn to horseback ride in a safe environment with trained personnel supported by parents and volunteers. Horseback riding is considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. The physical benefits of muscle strengthening and improved coordination are paralleled by the social and psychological benefits of the program. The activities are designed to foster a sense of teamwork and friendship among the children. Camp Matty also has tremendous impact on the parents and caregivers who accompany their children each day of the camp. They focus on their children having fun in a safe and accessible environment and connect to other parents who share similar life experiences.

Where: Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center, 59 Summer St, Rehoboth, MA 02769

When: August 7 - August 10, 2017

Contact: Susan Welby -


Sleepaway Camp for Kids (ages 8-17)

Maine: Sunday, July 9-Wednesday July 12, 2017

Oceanwood Camp and Conference Center
Tuition: $325 for 3 nights, 4 days


Massachusetts: Sunday, August 13-Friday, August 18, 2017

Camp Frank A. Day, E. Brookfield, MA

Concurrent sibling program available
Tuition: $550 for 5 nights, 6 days


Family Camp Program: An Overnight Camp Program for Families

Now only accepting applicants for waitlist for Maine: Wednesday, July 12-Saturday, July 15, 2017
Tuition: $150 per adult, $100 per child for 3 nights, 4 days (includes all meals)

Massachusetts: Sunday, August 20-Wednesday August 23, 2017
Tuition: $150 per adult, $100 per child for 3 nights, 4 days (includes all meals)


Weekend Retreat for Adults with Epilepsy (ages 30+)

Maine: Friday, September 8-Sunday September 10, 2017
Tuition: $150 per person (includes all meals)
Bedding is not provided unless requested for a cost of $24.00.

Transportation Options from Boston to Old Orchard Beach: Greyhound bus. See schedule here.

Or Amtrak Downeaster Train Boston to Old Orchard Beach: see schedule here.


EFNE Purple Camp Financial Aid Policy             

It is the policy of the Epilepsy Foundation New England, The Purple Camp to provide financial assistance to applicants who request it whenever possible. The intent of this policy is accomplished by setting fees at rates affordable to the majority of residents in the four state region we serve, and by providing financial assistance to those for whom The Purple Camp fees are not affordable. Summer Camp Scholarships are given out based on financial need, and distributed on a first come, first served basis until all scholarship funds are depleted. Once your application has been processed we will inform of you within 14 days of scholarship availability.

Please note that financial assistance is a limited fund, and funds will be disbursed based on applicant’s financial need. Both partial, and full scholarships are available. Receipt of scholarship award(s) in previous years does not determine eligibility for current summer camp year. Partial Camp scholarships may be awarded due to high demand for assistance and the remaining balance will be due 7 days before the session.  If the partial scholarship amount isn’t enough financial assistance, and your child will not be attending camp, please notify us 14 days prior to the session.

For further information, please call 617-506-6042.