Camp New Friends
A Fun, Supportive Environment for Kids with Neurofibromatosis
Camp New Friends offers children and teens with neurofibromatosis (ages 7-17) seven days and six nights of summer fun and social connections. Camp New Friends serves to reduce the stigma and isolation that is often associated with neurological disorders and chronic health conditions. Condition specific camps have proven to be an effective way for children to learn more about their condition and to develop adaptive behaviors. At Brainy Camps, children learn from peers and adult volunteers who live effectively with these same health conditions and are offered hope for the future.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, Brainy Camps' camp sessions are moving online - but this won't be anything like your virtual classrooms! The Camp New Friends virtual session will take place July 20th through July 24th. 2020. Dr. Kaleb Yohay, child neurologist and expert in NF at New York University Hospital, heads the medical team for the week of camp. Cost of attendance is $200 for the virtual session. Need-based scholarships are available, and payment plans can be arranged.