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Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.

Stumped on creative inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Halloween fundraising ideas for your favorite nonprofit.

There are plenty of ways you can support fair-trade producers and organizations. Here's a list to give you some inspiration on how to incorporate the fair-trade movement into your life.

Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.

Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.

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.

Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.

Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.

Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.

Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.

There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.

With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

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.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

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 arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.

If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.

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.

It's Spring!!! *For real this time!* School's almost over and the camp season is fast approaching. We are looking forward to another amazing summer! In this newsletter you will:
- Learn about a new and exciting 24-hour fundraiser for Brainy Camps
- Be introduced to another leader in the BCA community
- And read about one of our talented campers who is doing amazing things!

Hello everyone! We hope you have enjoyed your winter weather and are looking forward to the warmth of spring. In this edition, we discuss what you need to bring to camp, highlight a role model and leader in our community, and reveal the 2018 camp theme (HINT: you will have to get there by plane✈️, train

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.

We are pleased to announce that BCA Newsletter, Edition 1, received many views from our camp community. We look forward to hearing from more of you this go-round.
Here, at Children's National, we are excited about the quickly approaching Halloween Costume Contest. We challenge you to send us your best costume photos which we will gladly share with the Brainy Camps community in our next Newsletter.

We had an amazing camp season this year! Through this newsletter, we hope everyone is able to stay connected. Our goal is to encourage you (campers, CITs, counselors, parents, volunteers and supporters) to tell stories from camp or everyday life that you think will help inspire others.

...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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