NF Camp is a fun and supportive environment for kids with neurofibromatosis. Camp New Friends will be virtual this year!
For Ages: 7-17 Duration: 5 days
Dates: July 20 – 24, 2020
Need-based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.
Medical Leader: Dr. Kaleb Yohay, child neurologist and expert in NF at New York University Hospital
Virtual Camp Daily Schedule
10 am Morning Meet- Up
10:30 am First Activity
12:30 pm Bunk Brunch
2 pm Second Activity
3 pm Cabin/Chat Room; Support Groups
4 pm GO OUTSIDE
7 pm Evening Activity
Each day will begin and end with a Zoom session for all campers.
Multiple smaller breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day where campers can choose activities that are of interest to them (i.e., crafts, yoga, scavenger hunt, games, etc.). They also will have the opportunity to participate in support groups led by our clinical psychologist and clinical social worker, as well as educational sessions led by medical experts in the conditions we serve.
In addition, the campers will virtually meet together in “bunks” with their assigned counselors and bunkmates to create a feeling of unity and connection. In the evening, the campers will participate in camp-wide virtual group activities like a “camp fire” sing-along and storytelling, talent show, and dance party.
Camp New Friends is a collaboration between The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and NF organizations from around the country.
Neurofibromatosis Northeast is proud to sponsor children to Camp New Friends each summer. Children with neurofibromatosis are quite often isolated and anxious. Camp helps break down barriers that many who live with NF face.
If you would like to sponsor a child to attend Camp New Friends, please click the DONATE button to donate to Neurofibromatosis Northeast.