Camp Discovery


Camp Descriptions

Camp Discovery “Epilepsy Camp”
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! 

Teen Camp “Solstice Camp”
Offered to campers age 16-17, we will be hosting a teen 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.

Epilepsy Family Camp
Family Camp programs are designed to build relationships with and receive support from other families who understand what it means to raise children with health challenges.  Additional information and registration are available.

All camps are offered FREE OF CHARGE.

New Fall 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. Currently North Star Reach is offering four sessions, which meet every other week throughout the fall, beginning in late September, and focus on topics ranging 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. Invitations are exclusively for children and teens (aged 7 to 17) who have previously attended a North Star Reach summer or family camp. Participants will be placed in groups with their peers of similar ages/developmental abilities. Program Information & Registation

Family Care Conference
This two-day virtual conference, held Oct. 7 & 8, will offer caregivers a thoughtfully crafted program of presentations by leading medical and mental health professionals. The program will also include breakout sessions, small group workshops, and fun activities such as social mixers and music events, giving attendees a chance for informal conversation and connection. The conference is free of charge.

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.