Guiding Principles

A Supportive Community

The purpose of all Brainy Camps programs and services is to build a community of support in order to improve the lives of individuals with chronic health conditions. We promote a network of communities that includes partnerships with children, families, volunteers, medical staff, board members, community supporters and non-profit healthcare organizations involved in our campers’ lives.

Safety

Brainy Camps provides a safe environment to physically and emotionally challenged children, teenagers and adults to offer positive experiences for them and their families.

Empowerment

Brainy Camps inspires children, teenagers, and adults to achieve their fullest potential by fostering education, independence, coping skills, growth and leadership, Campers leave the camp empowered to face life’s obstacles with new skills and a network of emotional support.

Quality of Care

Brainy Camps is committed to excellence in everything we do. We continually work with experts in the field to try new approaches to care and evaluation to meet the needs of our children, teens, adults and families and to improve the services we provide.

Self-Advocacy

Brainy Camps encourages children and teens with chronic health conditions to learn about their disorders and establish partnerships with health care professionals while together navigating and learning ways to directly manage their conditions. When campers and medical staff work together, children learn to be more assertive and stronger self-advocates, and serve as role models for other children and peers.

Accountability

All funds raised for  Brainy Camps go directly to cover operations and camper scholarships.  Donations made to support the development and improvement of our campsite are placed in a fund created solely for that purpose.