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Despite the many obstacles in our way, the 2021 camp season was a great success. We thank our Brainy Camps community for working with us to ensure that all protocols established to protect our in-person participants were followed without incident. Whether virtually or face-to-face--with 6 feet between us, of course--it was great to reconnect to our Brainy Camps family. We are forever grateful to everyone who supported and encouraged us to keep going during these past 19 months.

Camp is fast approaching and we cannot wait to see you, be it in-person and/or virtually. As many of you know, a great deal of creativity and compromise went into ensuring Brainy Camps could happen this year. A HUGE SHOUTOUT to the COVID team at Children's National for helping us establish the necessary protocols that will allow us to offer a safe camp experience for all.

ANOTHER BIG SHOUTOUT to the Diabetes Education & Camping Association that has been working with us to provide you, our supporters, with innovative and fun ways to raise money for Brainy Camps.

It is 2021 and Brainy Camps is looking forward to a better year to come. As more vaccines receive approval and more people get vaccinated, we are optimistic that life will return to some form of normal in the very near future. While we are not sure what form Brainy Camps will take this summer, we are excited to announce that camp registration is open and the Brainy Gear Store is accepting orders for sweatshirts, sweatpants and PJs. We also are introducing some new programming so please keep reading....

A camper climbs the rock-wall
A camper climbs the rock-wall

TENATIVE BRAINY CAMPS 2022 CALENDAR *See camp pages for session breakdown*

Be Gluten Free Family Camp (celiac disease) June 17 -19

Camp Connect ASD (high functioning autism disorder) June 21 - 25

Camp Headstrong (Hydrocephalus) June 21 - 25

Camp Next Step (transitional youth) June 21 - 25

Camp Connect TS (Tourette syndrome) June 27 - July 1

Super Campers Always (sickle cell anemia) June 27 - July 1

Camp Great Rock (epilepsy) July 2 - 8

Camp Take Hold (hemiplegia, cerebral palsy) July 2 - 8

Teen Weekend (for Great Rock, Take Hold & New Friends) July 8 - 10

Camp New Friends (neurofibromatosis) July 10 - 16

Take Charge Family Camp (families camp for Type 1 diabetes) July 24 - 25

Camp Take Charge (type 1 diabetes) July 23 - 29

Teen Weekend (for Take Charge and Heartbeat) July 29 - 31

Camp Heartbeat (heart conditions) July 31 - August 5

ADHD Family Camp August 7 - 8

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