36th BRANA Campout Online Registration is Closing

Online Registration for the 36th Annual Campout will close at midnight on Saturday, July 15, 2017. If you need to cancel for any reason, your cancellation must be received by 12 am on July 15th, 2017 in order to receive a refund. Please see our cancellation/refund policy here.

On-site Registration will be open during the following hours:
Friday, July 21st: 12 noon to 6 pm
Saturday, July 22nd: 9 am to 5:30 PM

For those planning to register at the event – there will be plenty of room for all!

36th BRANA Campout Event Schedule

Below is the event schedule for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout– No Matter What!. You will receive a copy of the Event Schedule along with a campground map, campground rules and wrist band when you check in at the Registration Building.

We are looking forward to another great event. See you there!

 

Friday July 21st

12 noon – Participation Meeting at Shelter 3

8:00 pm – Main Speaker Meeting at the Stage

9:30 pm – Dance at Shelter 3

11:00 pm – Campfire Meeting at J-Loop (site tba)


Saturday July 22nd

7:00 am – Early Bird Participation Meeting on the lawn by the Chimneys

9:00 am – Nature Hike, guided (meet at Registration Building)

10:00 am – Main Speaker Meeting at the Stage

1:00 pm – NA Workshop at Shelter 3 – TOPIC: Unmanageability

3:00 pm – Newcomer Meeting at Shelter 3

4:30 pm – NA Workshop at Shelter 3 – TOPIC: Recovery and Social Media

7:30 pm – Clean-Time Countdown and Main Speaker Meeting at the Stage

9:30 pm – Dance at Shelter 3

11:00 pm – Campfire Meeting at J-Loop (site tba)


Sunday July 23rd

7:00 am – Early Bird Participation Meeting on the lawn by the Chimneys

10:00 am – Main Speaker Meeting at the Stage

12 noon – We must be out of our sites (at least making an effort) unless registered through Natural Chimneys Staff for extended Camping.

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 581 Stonewall Drive, Harrisonburg, VA to continue the planning for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout.

We continue to seek support from strong local NA members who want to get involved with the Campout. Please refer to our Bylaws to learn about qualifications and nomination procedures.

Registration Reminder

Campsites are still available for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout – No Matter What!

The 36th Annual BRANA Campout will be held on July 21 – 23, 2017 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mount Solon, VA (map).Printable Flyer


IMPORTANT!

Natural Chimney’s Campground Policy requires that we allow only 2 tents (or 1 camper/RV + 1 tent) and a maximum of 8 people per site.  

Campout Planning Committee members will be monitoring adherence to this policy.

Please help us maintain our welcome at Natural Chimneys Campground so that we may continue celebrating recovery at this venue in the years to come.


Online registration is $50 per person (children are free). If you registered online last year, your contact information has been encrypted and saved, so you need only enter your email address. Click the link below to register.

REGISTER NOW!

Please contact registration@branacampout.org with any questions on registration

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Hometown Grill and Buffet in Staunton, VA to continue the planning for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout.

We continue to seek support from strong local NA members who want to get involved with the Campout. Please refer to our Bylaws to learn about qualifications and nomination procedures.

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Hometown Grill and Buffet in Staunton, VA to continue the planning for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout.

We continue to seek support from strong local NA members who want to get involved with the Campout. Please refer to our Bylaws to learn about qualifications and nomination procedures.

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 581 Stonewall Drive, Harrisonburg, VA to continue the planning for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout.

We continue to seek support from strong local NA members who want to get involved with the Campout. Please refer to our Bylaws to learn about qualifications and nomination procedures.

Campout fee increase

We understand that people are unhappy with this year’s increase in camping fee. We hate to raise the camping fee for this event, but this is necessary for the following reasons:

We have increased the registration fee due to a large increase in the lease for the campground. The lease increased by 32% for this year. To give you some history, over the past 4 years the lease has risen by a total of 48% while we have raised the fee over the same period by $15 (43%). The lease fee covers costs for all campsites at Natural Chimneys along with costs for the shelters, the stage and the lawn. We also pay a separate fee for every adult and child that uses the pool for the weekend. Our estimated expenses to host the event for 2017 are close to $20,000 and include, but are not limited to registration, merchandise, storage, web hosting, coffee and DJ and sound for the event. Our lease fee is paid in February and other expenses are incurred before we receive any revenue for the event. Our Bylaws direct us to generate sufficient revenue and manage our funds such that the event can continue into the future. We dedicate 100% of our assets to the hosting of this event, period.

We have no financial ties or involvement with the Blue Ridge Area of Narcotics Anonymous or their ASC. History has taught us that this is for the best.  BRANA Campout Inc. was formed as a Virginia Non-Stock Corporation solely as a way to host a yearly recovery event for NA members and their families. We invite anyone to attend any of our Planning Committee meetings. You can subscribe to email notifications for meeting schedules and other postings on this site.

Again, we understand that this increase is unpopular but these are the facts that we are faced with.

Registration Activated – 36th Annual BRANA Campout

Online registration for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout – No Matter What! has been activated.

The 36th Annual BRANA Campout will be held on July 21 – 23, 2017 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mount Solon, VA (map).Printable Flyer


IMPORTANT!

Natural Chimney’s Campground Policy requires that we allow only 2 tents (or 1 camper/RV + 1 tent) and a maximum of 8 people per site.  

Campout Planning Committee members will be monitoring adherence to this policy.

Please help us maintain our welcome at Natural Chimneys Campground so that we may continue celebrating recovery at this venue in the years to come.


Online registration is $50 per person (children are free). If you registered online last year, your contact information has been encrypted and saved, so you need only enter your email address. Click the link below to register.

REGISTER NOW!

Please contact registration@branacampout.org with any questions on registration