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Camp Roehr is a seven-day residential camp for children between the ages of six and 18 years old who have epilepsy.

Camp Roehr was originally named in honor of Mr. Tony Roehr.  Mr. Roehr was a strong advocate in St. Clair County, Illinois, for those with developmental disabilities throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Tony was very active by serving on the boards of several disability organizations in St. Clair County.  He also served as the director for Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled in the 1980’s.  Mr. Roehr had a close relationship with the Epilepsy Foundation for many years.  Sadly, St. Clair County lost a great advocate when Mr. Roehr died in 1991.  The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois wanted to honor his memory.  Thus, the annual camp for children with epilepsy was named Camp Roehr.

Camp Roehr gives young people with special needs 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.


Dear Epilepsy Foundation,

From the first day my daughter went to camp at age 6, she felt like she belonged and she wasn’t alone in her seizure struggles.  Over the last 4 years, she has made what are sure to be lifelong friendships. Going to camp to be with these kids that are so like her is one of her favorite things in the world to do. 

Jennifer M.