Brainy Camps

Special Needs Camps for children with chronic health conditions near Charlottesville, Virginia – Operating from Blue Ridge School

Camp Address: 1 Inventa Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910*
Camp Phone: (202) 476-5142 / (202) 476-3181
Financial Aid Offered: YES
Length of Sessions:  1 Week
Gender Type: COED
Age Range to Participate: 7 to 24 Years Old
Program for Teens Only: YES

*Children’s National Hospital corporate office

This Summer Camp has been accredited through the American Camp Association

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Brainy Camps

Special Needs Camps for children with chronic health conditions near Charlottesville, Virginia – Operating from Blue Ridge School

Camp Address: 1 Inventa Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910*
Camp Phone: (202) 476-5142 / (202) 476-3181
Financial Aid Offered: YES
Length of Sessions:  1 Week
Gender Type: COED
Age Range to Participate: 7 to 24 Years Old
Program for Teens Only: YES

*Children’s National Hospital corporate office*

This Summer Camp has been accredited through the American Camp Association

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Welcome to
Brainy Camps

Our mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. Our programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world.

Welcome to
Brainy Camps

Our mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. Our programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world.

Just …

1 1/2 Hours from Richmond, VA

2 Hours from Washington, DC

Just …

1 1/2 Hours from Richmond, VA

2 Hours from Washington, DC

Blue Ridge School, 273 Mayo Dr, St George, VA 22935

Camp Values Statement

 

Our mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. We advance these goals through our week-long condition-specific residential summer camps, as well as through year-round support groups and leadership training programs.
Our programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world.
Our residential camps offer a large variety of activities for campers to enjoy, giving them the opportunity to test their limits and try new things.
Educational seminars, led by our medical teams, increase knowledge and self-management skills and offer campers an understanding of their conditions and a much needed sense of control. Support groups allow campers to express their feelings, learn to advocate for themselves and discuss condition and age-related matters.
Condition-specific camps have proven to be a successful way for children to learn in a collaborative and supportive environment. They learn from peers and adult volunteers who live productively with the same health conditions and thus offer hope for the future. The camps help children to live well and develop adaptive behaviors to cope with their disorders.

Disabilities Include:

Autism
Brain Injury
Celiac Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Diabetes
Down Syndrome

Epilepsy
Heart Defects
Hydrocephalus
Neurofibromatosis
Sickle Cell Disease
Tourette Syndrome

Helpful Info

Qualification of Camp Medical Technician: On-site trained and experienced doctors, nurses, therapists, educators, social workers and other healthcare professionals with each session

Waterfront Location?  Lakeside
Who Owns the Camp?  Subsidiary of Children’s National in Washington D.C.
When Was the Camp Founded?  1994

Sleeping Accommodation:  Dormitories
# of Kids in Each:  2 to 3
Indoor or Outdoor Bathrooms:  Indoor

Camp Values Statement

Our mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. We advance these goals through our week-long condition-specific residential summer camps, as well as through year-round support groups and leadership training programs.
Our programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world.
Our residential camps offer a large variety of activities for campers to enjoy, giving them the opportunity to test their limits and try new things.
Educational seminars, led by our medical teams, increase knowledge and self-management skills and offer campers an understanding of their conditions and a much needed sense of control. Support groups allow campers to express their feelings, learn to advocate for themselves and discuss condition and age-related matters. 
Condition-specific camps have proven to be a successful way for children to learn in a collaborative and supportive environment. They learn from peers and adult volunteers who live productively with the same health conditions and thus offer hope for the future. The camps help children to live well and develop adaptive behaviors to cope with their disorders.

Disabilities Include::

Autism
Brain Injury
Celiac Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Diabetes
Down Syndrome
Epilepsy
Heart Defects
Hydrocephalus
Neurofibromatosis
Sickle Cell Disease
Tourette Syndrome

Helpful Info::

Qualification of Camp Medical Technician: On-site trained and experienced doctors, nurses, therapists, educators, social workers and other healthcare professionals with each session

Waterfront Location?  Lakeside
Who Owns the Camp?  Subsidiary of Children’s National in Washington D.C.
When Was the Camp Founded?  1994
Sleeping Accommodation:  Dormitories
No. of Kids in Each:  2 to 3
Indoor or Outdoor Bathrooms:  Indoor

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