Tag: Camp

Family Camp

Family Camp is back this summer with a new look! With safety in mind, we’re hosting a virtual at-home Family Camp this summer from July 19-23.

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Virtual Camp Oz

Camp Oz is back this summer with a new look! With safety in mind, we’re hosting a virtual at-home Camp Oz this summer from June 21-25!

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2019 Camp Oz – Day 5

- Updates from Camp

It took until the end of the afternoon on the last full day for us to see the first tiny bit of not-so-great weather. Pretty lucky, if you ask us! We had warm temps and sun for the majority of the day, until the clouds started to gather around 4pm

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Camper play game inside a wooden arena

Camp Oz 2019 – Day 4

- Updates from Camp

Wednesday marked the start of the second half of the week for Camp Oz, and you could definitely feel a more relaxed, low-key feeling around camp. Campers were getting fully into the routines of their daily schedule and knowing what to expect when. Day 4 also marked ANOTHER incredibly nice

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A group of campers in life preservers stand in ankle deep water

Camp Oz 2019 – Day 3

- Updates from Camp

Hopefully, the weather keeps holding out for us, because it’s only gotten better over the week! Tuesday was our nicest day yet with sunny skies and perfect temperatures, a great day for more camp activities!Day 3 brought even more cohesion and camaraderie between the camper groups, it seemed. From swimming

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A group of older campers sit on benches around a campfire

Camp Oz 2019 – Day 2

- Updates from Camp

The first full day of Camp Oz is in the books, and it was great! Cooler overcast weather with occasional peaks of sun gave us a nice breezy day for being outside. Campers had rotating cabin activities for the day – 2 blocks in the morning and 2 blocks in

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A group of young campers in hats pose for the camera

Camp Oz 2019 – Day 1

- Updates from Camp

A brand new year of camp is under way, and we’re off to a great start! With a nice cool day for us yesterday, check-in went smoothly and all 117 campers got settled into their cabins. The first item on their schedule was unit activities with their cabin mates and it

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A young girl in bright green leans forward in her wheel chair, smiling

Meet Mara LeRoy

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Mara LeRoy is always looking for her next activity. She recently learned about indoor skydiving, which naturally she had to try, and just finished up her eighth year of adapted downhill skiing. She’s eager now for the snow to back off and plans to attend the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota’s (EFMN) Family Camp for the third consecutive year this July. Mara has had epilepsy her whole life, but because she uses a wheelchair to get around she hasn’t been able to attend Camp OZ. She has found Family Camp to be a fun day camp that offers some great activities.

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A small boy sits with his mom in a park, smiling at the camera to reveal a missing front tooth

Meet Jacob Milz

- Thriving with Epilepsy

Jacob Milz experienced his first seizure at just 17 months old. Now seven, he has already grown into a powerful advocate for the epilepsy community. As an active member of the Shining Star program, Jacob has turned his elementary school into a Seizure Smart School, and with his service dog Bailey at his side he never hesitates to educate anyone and everyone about his seizures. Jacob has now been seizure free for three years and is looking forward to a successful year in the 1st grade and going back to Day Camp next summer.

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A line of boys of varied ages stands on a log in a wooded area.

2018 Updates from Camp Oz: Day Four!

- Updates from Camp

Alas, this day finally brought some sunshine for the campers! Waffles were for breakfast today – always a hit with this group. We had a birthday in the house, so we all celebrated that as well.

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