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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

BRAINY CAMPS 2021 CALENDAR [Updated 6/7/21] *See camp pages for session breakdown*

Camp Great Rock (epilepsy) June 26 - June 30

Camp Connect TS (Tourette syndrome) June 26 - June 30

Camp Take Hold (hemiplegia, cerebral palsy) June 26 - June 30

Camp New Friends (neurofibromatosis) June 26 - June 30

Camp Connect ASD (high functioning autism disorder) July 3 - 7

Camp Headstrong (Hydrocephalus) July 3 - 7

Camp Next Step (transitional youth) July 3 - 7

Virtual Brainy Camps July 12 - 14 (for all camps)

Take Charge Family Camp (type 1 diabetes) July 24 - 25

Camp Take Charge (type 1 diabetes) July 24 - 28

Camp Heartbeat (heart conditions) July 24 - 28

Be Gluten Free Family Camp (celiac disease) July 31 - August 2

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