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Camps

Down Syndrome

Camp Super Smile

A Fun, Supportive, and Empowering Environment for Individuals with Down Syndrome

  • For Ages: 9 and above
    Duration: 4 days/3 nights
    2019 Dates: July 29-August 1
    Tuition: $750 for campers, assistants and helpers and $550 for counselors in training.
    Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.

    Medical Team: Dr. Amy Kao, child neurologist at Children’s National, and her medical team of nurses, social workers, and psychologists are responsible for ensuring safety at the camp.

Camp Super Smile offers people with Down syndrome (ages 9 and above) four days and three nights of summer fun and social connections.

Camp Super Smile was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Genetics of Children’s National Health System. The goal of Camp Super Smile is to create a safe environment where campers have lots of summer fun, while reducing their social isolation, promoting their independence, and improving their self esteem.

Parents can feel comfortable that their children are under the care of trained and experienced doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Dr. Amy Kao, child neurologist at Children’s National, and her medical team of nurses, social workers, and psychologists are responsible for the medical care at the camp. 

Campers participate in a wide range of activities.  They are encouraged to make connections with other campers and try new behaviors.  Independence is strongly encouraged throughout the camp session.

Please contact Brainy Camps at njosey@childrensnational.org for more information.

Camp Super Smile 2018 received support from the following: 
Maryland Community Connection, Down Syndrome Association of Southern Maryland, Members of Children's National Health System through the Employee Giving Campaign, Brainy Camps Holiday Giving Campaign and private donations.

  • Campers

    500

  • Volunteers

    150

  • Scholarships Awarded

    280

  • Conditions Served

    11

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