Sleep Away Camp for Kids with Hydrocephalus!

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Sleep Away Camp for Children, Adolescents and Teens with Hydrocephalus!

Camp Head Strong offers children and teens with hydrocephalus (ages 10-17) six days and five nights of summer fun, education, and social connections.

Condition specific camps have proven to be an effective way for children to learn more about their conditions and to develop adaptive behaviors. At Brainy Camps of Children’s National, children learn from peers and adult volunteers who live effectively with the same health conditions and are offered hope for the future.

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Camp Head Strong was developed by Brainy Camps in conjunction with the Hydrocephalus Association. In addition to fun, the goal of Camp Head Strong is to reduce the social isolation often associated with this condition and increase each camper’s knowledge and understanding of hydrocephalus. 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.

Medical staff, including physicians, nurses, social workers, a physical therapist and psychologist, are on-site 24 hours a day and counselors are trained to deal with issues related to this condition.

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.

CAMP ACTIVITIES available to kids…

Arts and crafts | Clowning and circus | Hiking | Music | Yoga | Archery | Horseback riding | Animal care | Acting | Zip line | Soccer | Outdoor education | Basketball | Go-carts | Dance | Kickball | Creative writing | Trampoline | Tennis | Swimming | Baseball | Gymnastics | Volleyball | Canoeing | Trapeze


When: July 29 – August 3rd
Where: St. George, VA

The cost of Camp Head Strong is $820 for campers, $620 for counselors-in-training, and $720 for 1-on-1 assistants.  The cost of the camp canteen is included in the tuition.  Need based scholarships are available and monthly payment plans can be arranged. Transportation may be available.

For more information, call Susan or Sandy at 202.476.3181 or 202.476.5142 To register online, go to our website:

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8 Comments for : Sleep Away Camp for Kids with Hydrocephalus!
    • Linda
    • June 5, 2018

    My girlfriend just had a baby with hydrocephalus I am so glad you people are here God bless you and thank you You make such a difference in peoples lives my girlfriends babies almost one now I just think you people God bless you thank you for everything you do

    • Kathy Lee
    • April 6, 2018

    How do you apply to be a Counselor in Training for this specific camp? My daughter is a freshman in college with hydrocephalus and is interested. Thank you

      • Elizabeth Philpot
      • April 9, 2018

      Sign up normally (as a camper) but check the box that says Counsoler in Training.

    • Marianne
    • April 4, 2018

    Are there any camps close to southern Ontario. Canada?

    • Janay
    • April 3, 2018

    What about Camp 20 and up

    • Laura
    • April 3, 2018

    Are there any camps in IL?

    • Andrea
    • March 26, 2018

    Is it only for kids ages 10-17? There’s no camp for young adults around 20?

    • suzette bradshaw
    • March 22, 2018

    Are there any camps in Houston,Texas

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