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Cerebral Palsy

Campers and counselors pose for a photo following a game of kickball.
Campers and counselors pose for a photo following a game of kickball.

Camp Take Hold

A Fun, Supportive Environment for Kids with Cerebral Palsy, Hemiparesis, Hemiplegia, and Diplegia

  • For Ages: 9-17
    Duration: 7-days/ 6-nights
    2021 Dates: June 27 - July 3, 2021
    Tuition: $950 for campers; $850 for 1-on-1s; $750 for CITs
    Need-based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.

    Medical Leader: Dr. Jeffrey Rabin, Acting Division Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children’s National. 

Campers participate in exercises with an OT.


Camp Take Hold offers children and teens with hemiparesis and hemiplegic or diplegic cerebral palsy, ages 9-17, 7 days and 6 nights of summer fun, social connections, and knowledge about their condition.

Camp Take Hold was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Department of Physical Medicine at Children’s National. Parents can feel comfortable that their children are under the constant care of trained and experienced doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. Headed by Dr. Jeffrey Rabin, MD, the campers work directly with physical and occupational therapists to improve the use of their extremities as they work and play with their peers. Through partially induced restraint, they are encouraged to use their involved side. Camp activities are utilized to reinforce the therapy.

Additionally, support and educational groups increase campers’ knowledge and understanding of their condition, encouraging them to become effective self-advocates and self-managers. Social isolation is reduced as is the stigma related to having the condition. Children and teens gain a better understanding of their condition, strengths and self-worth. Camp also provides parents with respite.

Campers participate in many fun summer activities adapted to accommodate their needs, including hiking, arts and crafts, canoeing, team sports, camp Olympics, swimming, yoga, and drama.

Please contact Brainy Camps at for more information. 

In the event that we must change 2021 camp to virtual camp, these will be the dates:  July 12 - 15, 2021

Camp Take Hold 2020 received support from: 
2019 Race for Every Child

Photos from CampTake Hold & Great Rock 2019

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