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 camp is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia, on the grounds of Timber Ridge Camp, 90 miles west of Washington, DC. It runs every year for one week in July.
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 West Virginia each 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 16 to:
..with the financial support of this scholarship, and the boost of confidence, I am passing the courses I have already completed with success. This is HUGE for me because I am not only completing my life goals, but I am proving to those who have always said I could not do it, that there [are] no limits to the things you do in life. It may take me longer than most people to complete, but that doesn't not mean that I will not complete it.
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