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Sickle Cell Anemia

Campers pose for a photo together.
Campers pose for a photo together.

Super Campers Always

A Fun, Supportive, and Empowering Environment for Children and Teens with Sickle Cell Anemia

  • For Ages: 7-17
    Duration: 5 days/4 nights
    2019 Dates: June 17-21
    Tuition: $750 for campers, $550 for counselors-in-training (16+), $650 for 1-on-1 assistants (15+) and $750 for those Training For Independence
    Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.

    Medical Leader: Dr. Andrew Campbell, Hematologist and Medical Director of Children's National's Sickle Cell Program

Campers canoe on the lake.

Super Campers Always offers children and teens with sickle cell anemia (ages 7-17) five days and four nights of summer fun, education, and social connections.

Super Campers Always was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with by the Hematology and Oncology Departments of Children’s National Health System. In addition to fun, the goal of Super Campers Always is to reduce the social isolation that is often associated with this condition and increase every camper’s knowledge and understanding of sickle cell anemia. The camp provides opportunities for the children and teens to work with professional staff and become better self-advocates and self-managers of their condition. Parents can feel comfortable that their children are under the care of trained and experienced doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who are experts in the field.

Dr Andrew Campbell, hematologist and head of the sickle cell anemia program at Children’s National, leads the camp’s medical team.  Additional medical staff, including doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapist and psychologists, are on-site 24 hours a day and counselors are trained to deal with issues related to the sickle cell disease.

Campers participate in a myriad of activities. Support groups and educational programs promote knowledge, skill development and social connections and campers gain a better understanding of their condition, strengths and self-worth.   Many counselors and volunteers live with the condition and share their experiences with the campers.

Please contact Brainy Camps at for more information.

Camp Super Campers Always 2018 received support from the following: 
DC Government Funding, Howard University's FACES Of Our Children, Children's National's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, MBK Foundation, Race For Every Child, a grant from Helping Children Grow, Inc, funding from Heart Of Gold, and private donations.

Photos form Super Campers Always 2019

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