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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

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.

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 441 Ohio Ave, 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.

BRANA 36 – Speakers Needed

We are looking for speakers who carry a strong NA message and can share their experience, strength and hope on the 12 Steps, sponsorship, service work, their relationship with a Higher Power and the miracle of one addict helping another.

IMG_0085 cropBRANA Campout does not pay travel expenses, lodging or in any way compensate any individual that speaks at our events. We feel that the message of recovery should be one that is given freely. We are consistent in that policy as it also pertains to speaker recordings, offering them as a free download on our site.

The 36th annual BRANA Campout will be held July 21 – 23, 2017 at Natural Chimneys Campground, Mount Solon, Virginia


Send MP3 links to campout@branacampout.org

Send CDs or cassettes to:
George L
Programming Chair
949 Anderson St.
Staunton, VA 24401
Tel. 540-290-6470

Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 441 Ohio Ave, 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.

Email Address Change

Our email address is changing. Effective immediately, the email address for BRANA Campout will be: campout@branacampout.org

Our old address (campout@brana.org) will still work through December 15, 2016.

Please update your address books and records to reflect this change. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Again, our new email address is: campout@branacampout.org

Thank you,
BRANA Campout Planning Committee

BRANA 36: No Matter What!

ColorLogo-phsp-160x150gif“No Matter What!” has been selected as the theme for the 36th Annual BRANA Campout. We received a number of theme suggestions from NA members and the Planning Committee would like to thank all of you who submitted your ideas.

Artwork for the new logo is being developed and the Planning Committee continues its work in planning for the event.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in July 2017!