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"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives."


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A Residential Camp for Children and Teenagers with Epilepsy

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Group Picture Day at Six Flags


Camp Roehr took place from June 26th through July 2nd and was held at YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE RESORT PARK in Eureka, Missouri. Camp Roehr is a seven day long residential camp for children and teens with epilepsy. This year there were 55 individuals in attendance. Camp Roehr provided campers with swimming, arts and crafts, tee shirts, games, camp fires with songs and s’mores, a D.J. Dance party, a nature experience, and many other activities. This year we also had a fantastic day at Six Flags!

A Special Thanks to all who contributed to Camp Roehr 2016!

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort, Boeing Employees Community Fund, St. Clair County Mental Health Board, Madison County Mental Health Board, Lundbeck, Inc., Heffernan Insurance Brokers, Junior Service Club, Don's Hardware, Quality Vending and Distributing, Curt Smith Sporting Goods, Renner and Associates, St. Clair County Health Department, Casey's, NE PA CIL (Access), Wal-Mart, Memorial Hospital, Dr. Thomas J. Feder, DDS, Delta Theta Tau Sorority / Gamma Chi Chapter, The Soffer-Kanefield Family, Beverly Cowell, Dr. Rosenfeld - Epilepsy Care Center, Dr. Lippmann - Epilepsy Care Center, Maurice Moorleghan, Mabel Hicks' Family and Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hebel, Murphy Shalabi, Rosella Wamser, and Wayne and Ruth Ann Baumeyer!

*To enjoy the Camp Roehr 2016 video click here.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois hosts an annual week long residential camp each year in June. Camp ROEHR gives young people between the ages of six and eighteen with epilepsy a variety of opportunities to focus on their strengths. With a staff of caring, qualified counselors and medical support personnel, the children are able to make new friends and have a great time in a safe, supportive environment.  

Camp Roehr also provides a great opportunity for “high energy” volunteers to act as camp counselors, cooks, photographers, certified life guards, nurses, and activity enthusiasts.

Join us for an exciting, fun-filled camping experience without another moment lost to seizures.

Watch our camp videos from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.


For more information, please contact Janet Shearrer at (618) 236-2181, ext. 114 or email