Since 1982, members of Narcotics Anonymous have gathered at the BRANA Campout in a celebration of recovery. The campout features three days and two nights of meetings, workshops, dances and fellowship. Since BRANA Campout Inc. leases the entire Natural Chimneys Campground, everyone at this event except Natural Chimneys staff is an NA member or spouse, friend, child or relative of an NA member.
The campground in located near Mount Solon, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It has 144 campsites with electrical and water hook-ups, 15 primitive campsites, a swimming pool, bath houses, playground, picnic shelters and stage.
Shenandoah National Park, the Appalachian Trail and George Washington National Forest are within an hour’s drive of Natural Chimneys. Trout fishing streams, hiking trails and scenic views are within minutes.
Held on the third weekend of July, the campout attracts recovering addicts from the entire Eastern Seaboard. The event is well-known as a weekend of camping, recovery and serenity.