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Our Mission

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Brainy Camps of Children's National

Our mission is to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. We advance these goals through our week-long condition-specific residential summer camps, as well as through year-round support groups and leadership training programs. Our programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world. 

We provide camp experiences and services for children, teenagers and young adults with the following conditions:

Brainy Camps serves more than 500 children with chronic health conditions each year. During the summer months, an interdisciplinary team of over 150 medical experts, professionals, college students and graduate students offer their time, knowledge and enthusiasm to ensure camper safety and enjoyment. 50 to 60 teens particiipate in our leadership training programs, and another 50 to 60 children join our support groups during the school year.  Our campers come from all over the United States, with a few joining us from other countries around the world.   

  • Campers

    500

  • Volunteers

    150

  • Scholarships Awarded

    280

  • Conditions Served

    11

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