NF Midwest provides Camp New Friends with funds to make it affordable for all kids with NF from the Midwest. No child from our region is left behind.
NF Midwest supports and sends children with neurofibromatosis to Camp New Friends a camp run by the Brainy Camps Association which is a subsidiary of Children’s National Health System.
The temporary home for Camp New Friends is at Blue Ridge School in St. George, VA located 20 miles from Charlottesville and 2 hrs. from Washington DC. Brainy Camps is making exciting plans to build their own campsite to fulfill their dream of expanding their camps and offering year-round programming to campers!
Going to Camp New Friends creates memories and support that last a lifetime! NF Midwest is proud to sponsor children with neurofibromatosis to Camp New Friends in Virginia this summer. Spending a week at camp with peers and adults who live productive lives with neurofibromatosis gives hope to campers for their future. Campers share how Camp New Friends is the highlight of their summer, how awesome it is to be with kids just like themselves, where they don’t feel different. This experience helps them to learn more about their neurofibromatosis, increase self-esteem, improve social skills and personal responsibility, all in a supportive, fun filled environment.
Camp New Friends allow children ages 7 to 17 to:
It's been the one place I truly can find help and hope for a better future.. This place is more like family than anything else.. they truly want to find a cure and unlike someplace (aka goodwill) the profits go where they need to be.. (like goodwill head people)... these people real care and out reach to help find the right sources a person need... we need more support and more help and need the recognition like any other non profit groups.. aka the cancer society . . Because even this diease has cancer among the people my mom and identical twin died from brain cancer.. NFL needs more donations to function and move forward so they can help more people.. I cannot say enough about the help and hope given here...
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