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We hope you all are enjoying your holiday season!! We have so much to share with you in this edition: our seasonal fundraisers are in full swing starting with #GivingTuesday, registration has opened for 2022 with a few changes, and our future is looking bright with our IMAGINE 2.0 campaign. Find out all you need to know in the BCA Newsletter.

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....

Tripoint Solutions’ sponsorship of Brainy Camps at the Community Sponsor level could not have come at a better time. As the world moves towards a new normal, Tripoint Solutions will help us navigate through 2021 to continue our mission of helping children with chronic health conditions reach their full potential.  Brainy Camps is very grateful to have Tripoint as their first corporate sponsor.

Happy Holidays.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! Your favorite newsletter is back! In this edition, we will cover the Holiday Giving Campaign, provide information about our 2021 Camps, and introduce the Brainy Gear Store.

Sandra Cushner Weinstein spoke to the the Child Neurology Foundation about the changes the Brainy Camps team in order to cope with the changes brought on by COVID-19.

We hope that you all have been staying active and healthy during this quarantine and maybe picked up some new skills while at home (I even experimented with cutting my own hair, yikes!). In this newsletter: We have some info on our annual Race For Every Child Fundraiser; Virtual Brainy Camps (VBC) Survey; Videos from VBC; and Information for Fall 2020 Group Therapy

We hope all of you have been wise, currently living well, and finding some ways to have fun. This newsletter will focus on our developing Virtual Brainy Camps program for this summer. It was a difficult decision to make, but we must look out for the health and wellness of all of our staff and campers. 

A letter to our families announcing Brainy Camps conversation to virtual camp. Provides a daily schedule and some description of activity formatting during Virtual Brainy Camps.

We're back again with another newsletter from the BC Crew! In this newsletter we'll give you information on our upcoming Meet & Greet; share some tips for this year's registration; and emphasize why we need our alumni to be counselors.

Hello Everyone!! We hope you had safe and fun holiday festivities or are still having them. It's a brand new year and we are excited to welcome it in with you. In the first newsletter of the new year we will:

Give some details on our upcoming In-person camp sign-up and Q&A
Update you on our 2019 Holiday Giving Campaign
Provide information about 2020 registration
Share some words of wisdom to future counselors
Shout-out to one of our own Super Star!

One of Brainy Camps dedicated medical team member, Stephanie Schneider, received the Power of One Award at Children's National. Children's National's Power of One Award is given to employees who exemplify on of its vision principals: "thinking differently, finding what works best, making creative connections, and never forgetting who we are caring for". Stephanie has volunteered as an Occupational Therapist (OT) for Camp Take Hold for several years and hopes to continue to do so for many more. You rock Stephanie!!

Information on 2019's #GivingTuesday and our up coming Holiday Giving Campaign. How to become a CIT or 1-on-1 and the steps you must take to get there.

Whoa! That was a great summer. We were happy to see our camps grow and to introduce new families to camp during Be Gluten Free Family Camp. In this newsletter we will share with you some information on our upcoming fundraiser, Race for Every Child; share a letter of thanks from one of our parents; and showcase the first video in our series, Brainy News Network.

Brainy Camps partners with United Way of the National Capital Area to help deserving non-profit organization to raise funds for their unique projects and programs.

We're back!! This newsletter is pack full of information:

•Brainy Camps will once again be participating in the 24-hour fundraising event DoMore24
•news about year-round support for families
•camp season is only 3 months away! Here's what you need to know.

The camp offers a fun and educational summer experience for young children with diabetes and their families.

We're back with another BCA Newsletter. In this edition we will share our plans for this summer and current news in the BCA community. Happy Holidays!!

We are happy to present to you the first newsletter of this new year. In it we will provide some hopefully helpful information for parents through the year and a "shout-out" to all of you who have help to make Brainy Camps into what we are today.

The program will provide opportunities for children and their families to learn about celiac disease in a safe, fun, and of course, gluten-free environment

Brainy Camps has created a new category for older teens applying for camp. In addition to Counselors-In-Training and 1-on-1 Assistants, we have added a Training for Independence (TFI) category.

Brainy Camps 2019 registration is open!! For those of you who are new to Brainy Camps, explore the website to learn who we are, what we do, and the wonderful opportunities available for your children.

A schedule for the day's events includes pre-race activities, a 5K walk/run and a 100-yard kids dash

Join us in our 2018 Race for Every Child Fundraiser!!

We had yet another amazing summer and this newsletter will inform you about upcoming events and some experiences of parents and staff of BCA this year.

Hello everyone! We hope that you have enjoyed your holiday season and are settling back into the regular routine! In this edition of our newsletter we will talk about our new move, what you need to know about our new location and our plans for the future. We will start a new series in our newsletter that will showcase the wonderful staff and campers of the Brainy Camps community.

...Last month, Weinstein was honored at a fundraising dinner hosted by Elena Poptodorova, Bulgaria’s ambassador to the United States. Weinstein, who started out as a physical therapist, is today director of services and camps at CNMC’s Department of Neurology....

Brainy Camps provides a summer break for kids with Asperger's and autism. Karin Caifa has the details.

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