3 locations!

Maine: Oceanwood Camp & Conference Ctr. 17 Royal St. Oceanpark, ME 04063

Massachusetts: Frank A. Day Camp 125 South Pond Rd. East Brookfield, MA 01515

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

The Purple Camp: The Matty Project

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: April 17 - April 20, 2017

Contact: Susan Welby - Swelby@epilepsynewengland.org

 

Retreat for Young Adults with epilepsy ages 18-30

Maine: Friday, April 21-Sunday April 23, 2017
Tuition: $150 per person (includes all meals)
Bedding is not provided unless requested for a cost of $24.00.

Transportation from Boston to Old Orchard Beach available on Greyhound buses. See Schedule here.

EFNE will provide taxi service from bus station to Oceanwood Camp & Conference Ctr.

 

Overnight Program for kids with epilepsy ages 8-17

Maine: Sunday, July 9-Wednesday July 12, 2017 Concurrent sibling program available
Tuition: $325 for 3 nights, 4 days

Massachusetts: Sunday, August 13-Friday, August 18, 2017 Concurrent sibling program available
Tuition: $550 for 5 nights, 6 days

 

Family Camp Program for parents, grandparents, siblings

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)

 

Camp Retreat for Adults with epilepsy (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.