Theme ideas due by November 15, 2021

Just a reminder. BRANA Campout THEME IDEAS are due November 15, 2021. Ideas submitted so far are:

“Once A Dream, Now A Reality”, “What Is Our Primary Purpose?”, “Let’s Hug It Out”, “Unconditional Love (and what that looks like)”, “We” and “When At The End Of The Road”. Another idea due to changing laws on cannabis and increased using from Covid-19 was, “We Need To Be United (for each other in recovery and those who are new or struggling)”. Also submitted were, “Got A Problem? Get To Steppin'” and “The Ties That Bind Us Together.”

Please send ideas to campout@branacampout.org.

Printable Flier

BRANA Campout’s 40th Anniversary!

Mark your calendars! The 40th Annual BRANA Campout will be the third weekend of JULY 2022! We have a lot of planning to do.

And we need your help! We need a THEME!

If you have any good ideas for a NA/Campout event theme, please submit your ideas before November 15, 2021. Please do not send artwork yet.

You can submit ideas in the comments section or send an email to campout@branacampout.org.

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We need a NA Camping THEME!

Mark your calendars! The 40th Annual BRANA Campout will be the 3rd weekend of July 2022. There is a lot a planning to do.

And we need your help! We need a THEME!

If you have any good ideas for a NA/Campout Event theme, please submit your ideas before November 15, 2021. Please do not send artwork.

You can submit ideas in the comment section below or by sending an email to: campout@branacampout.org.

Thank you!

BRANA 39 Speaker MP3’s

Clean-time Countdown BRANA 39 7.17.21

Beginning in 2014, at the 33rd Annual BRANA Campout, we recorded our four Main Speakers. We have continued this tradition going forward and are happy to post our speakers from the 39th Campout here on our site. As a free service to the NA Community we are providing MP3 recordings for playback on this site along with the ability to download a copy of each recording. Just right click (long press for mobile) on the speaker name to download and save. You can play them directly from the site by selecting the speaker and clicking on the the play button.

To access recordings from previous events, go to the “Speakers” drop-down tab on the menu bar at the top of the site Homepage.

We would like to extend our appreciation to all of the speakers for sharing their experience, strength and hope.

Campsite Reservations

Due to the Red Wings Music Festival this weekend at Natural Chimneys Park, the campground will not be taking reservations for our event for the period of Friday July 9 through Sunday July 11. So please be patient, everything should be back to normal, taking reservations by phone at 10 am on Monday, July 12.

To reserve your campsite, call the  Natural Chimneys Visitors Center  @ 540-350-2510

BRANA 39 – Friday Check-In Time + Pool Update

Unlike previous year’s events, the check-in time for Friday, July 16 will be 2 pm. This is required by the campground. We have added this to our event schedule which is here.


Also, please note the new pool procedures: (this is a cut and paste from the county/campground)

The swimming pool will be available for use, with changes from previous years. The pool will have three blocks of swim times: 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm, with closures for cleaning between each block during which all swimmers must vacate the pool. Each block of time will have a total capacity of 60 swimmers, and the fee for each block is $3.00 per person, including non-swimmers. Swimmers will be able to make reservations for all members of their party in advance online or at the Visitor Center up to one hour before each block, but no more than five days before. Walk-ups (less than one hour in advance of time blocks) must come to the Visitor Center to reserve spots and pay. Anyone 17 and under will be required to have adult supervision when entering the pool.


We are looking forward to another great event!

BRANA 39 Event Schedule and Flyer

Here are some links to the event schedule and a printable flyer for the event. Please feel free to share these with  NA members, groups and Areas. We look forward to seeing you  in July!

The 39th Annual BRANA Campout will be held on July 16 thru 18, 2021 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mt. Solon VA

To reserve your campsite, call the  Natural Chimneys Visitors Center  @ 540-350-2510

BRANA 39 – Campsite Reservations Are Open Now!

Campsite reservations are now open (finally!) for the 39th BRANA Campout to be held on July 16 – 18, 2021 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mt. Solon VA.

To make your reservations, contact Natural Chimneys Campground at 540-350-2510. Be sure to state that you are reserving for BRANA 39.

Campground office hours: 10am – 5pm


Please note the following:

The registration process has changed. This is the first year that Natural Chimneys Campground and BRANA Campout have separated camping registration fees from the event fee.  The camping fees (campsite reservations) will be handled by Natural Chimneys Staff, and the event fee ($10 per camper) will be handled by BRANA Campout.

Campers will reserve their sites through Natural Chimneys Campground, paying their site fees. Pool fees will be collected by the campground. BRANA Campout will collect $10 per camper at the event. The $10 fee will be put towards paying for this event as well as future events. BRANA Campout is required to pay for the use of the main speaker stage and lawn by the chimneys as well as the meeting shelters.

The entire campground will be open (all sites) for our event. This will be a closed event, meaning that it is reserved for our event and will not be open to the public.

Here is a link to the Augusta County camping page with campground rules, map and other info. All of this is applicable except that online registration is not available.

The county has no Covid regulations in effect for the event. Any state or CDC guidelines in place would still apply – currently, if you are vaccinated, you don’t need a mask and social distancing is encouraged. However, they will not be checking vaccination cards. “Self-policing” will be the policy.

We are all anxious to get this going and help carry a message of recovery! Thank you for your patience.

BRANA Campout Planning Committee

BRANA 39 -Update #4

Here is the latest update:

The 39th BRANA Campout will be held as scheduled on July 16 – 18, 2021 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mt. Solon VA.  We have received approval from Augusta County. We are working with the county to get this underway. The county is not ready yet.

Registration is not yet open.

Please note the following:

The registration process has changed. This is the first year that Natural Chimneys Campground and BRANA Campout have separated camping registration fees from the event fee.  The camping fees (campsite reservations) will be handled by Natural Chimneys Staff, and the event fee ($10 per camper) will be handled by BRANA Campout.

To put it simply, campers will reserve their sites through Natural Chimneys Campground, paying their site fees. BRANA Campout will collect $10 per camper at the event. The $10 fee will be put towards paying for this event as well as future events. BRANA Campout is required to pay for the use of the main speaker stage and lawn by the chimneys as well as the meeting shelters.

The entire campground will be open (all sites) for our event. This will be a closed event, meaning that it is reserved for our event and will not be open to the public.

The county has no Covid regulations in effect for the event. Any state or CDC guidelines in place would still apply – currently, if you are vaccinated, you don’t need a mask and social distancing is encouraged. However, they will not be checking vaccination cards. “Self-policing” will be the policy.

Again, REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN. Please do not contact the campground until further word from BRANA Campout. We expect to be able to open the event very soon. This is out of our control. Please bear with us.

Thanks,

BRANA Campout Planning Committee