Brainy Camps’ 2017 Camp Schedule is Available


Our 2017 camp schedule is available.  Please see below and enrollee your child by clicking on REGISTER NOW above.  Be safe, live well and have fun!!

For those of you who are new to Brainy Camps, check out who we are, what we do,  and the wonderful opportunities available for your children.  Find the right camp by clicking on the”Camp” tab above. Enroll your child for a summer experience s/he will never forget.  Please be sure to check the dates of camp on the bottom right of this page.

Brainy Camps Association

A subsidiary of Children’s
National Health System

Brainy Camps Association is a non-profit organization that provides residential summer camps, retreats, leadership training and transitional youth programs for children with severe chronic health conditions. We began our mission in 1994 with a camp for children with epilepsy. Twenty years later, we have expanded to include camps for youngsters with high functioning autism spectrum disorder, Tourette syndrome, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, heart disease, Down syndrome, hemiplegic/diplegic cerebral palsy, youth transitioning to adulthood, chronic headaches and migraines, hydrocephalus, and childhood obesity…

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Camp News and Happenings 

A Tribute to Nathan Alexander and SEIZureLIFE

Nathan Alexander was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009. Like 60% of all those with epilepsy, he had no idea what caused his seizures. In November, 2011, he had a seizure while driving and, as luck, fate, or the grace of ... Read more


Brainy Camps Association, dba Bear Camps of Children's National, is offering a 6-week cooking class for families who have a child at risk for childhood obesity.  The classes will be led by Dr. Kofi Essel who has been the medical ... Read more


Brainy Camps 2017 Schedule

Super Campers Always (sickle cell anemia)  June 19-23
Camp Great Rock (epilepsy) June 24-30
Camp Take Hold (hemiplegia, cerebral palsy) June 24-30  
Camp Connect (high functioning autism & Tourette syndrome) July 1-6  
Camp Heartbeat (heart disorders) July 9-13  
Camp New Friends (neurofibromatosis) July 16-22  
Next Step Transitions Camp (transitional youth) July 23-27
Camp Super Smile (Down syndrome) July 24–27
Take Charge Family Camp (type 1 diabetes) July 29–30
Camp Take Charge (type 1 diabetes) July 30-Aug 4
Camp Heads Up (chronic headaches and migraines) Aug 6-9
Camp Head Strong (hydrocephalus) Aug 6-9