2014 Registration Is Open

We are open for business!! Check out what we do, who we are and the wonderful opportunities available for your child.  Find the right camp by clicking on the”Camp” tab above, then go to “Register Now” at the top of this page to enroll your child for a summer experience s/he will never forget.  Please be sure to check the dates of camp at the bottom of our home page.

Brainy Camps Association

A subsidiary of Children’s
National Medical Center

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 Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette syndrome, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, heart disease, Down syndrome, hemiplegic/diplegic cerebral palsy and childhood obesity…

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Camp News and Happenings 

Resiliency Workshop

Brainy Camps is sponsoring a two hour Resiliency Workshop to aid parents in helping their children navigate the path to greater independence and a better quality of life. The workshop will be held on  April 26, 2014, 9:30am-noon at ... Read more

Brainy Camps Offers Resiliency Workshop for Parents

Resiliency is one of the hot topics in today’s world of healthcare.  It has been shown that, no matter the condition or its severity, resilient children are better able to handle obstacles in their lives and deal with the ... Read more


Brainy Camps 2014 Schedule

Camp Session Date
Camp Connect TS (Tourette syndrome) June 21-27
Camp Connect ASD (Asperger's syndrome) June 21-27
Camp Heartbeat (heart conditions) June 29-July 3
Camp Great Rock (epilepsy) July 6-12
Camp New Friends (neurofibromatosis) July 13-19
Camp Take Charge (diabetes) July 24-27
Take Charge Family Camp (diabetes) July 25-27
Super Campers Always (sickle cell anemia) July 28-Aug 2
Camp Take Hold (hemiparesis & hemiplegic/diplegic CP) July 28-Aug 2
Camps Super Smile (Down syndrome) Aug 3-6
Camp Healthy Habits (childhood obesity)* Aug 8-10
*to be held at Trinity Washington University in NW DC