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(Adopted 2005)

Since 1982, members of Narcotics Anonymous have gathered at the BRANA Campout in a celebration of Narcotics Anonymous Recovery. The BRANA Campout features three days and two nights of Narcotics Anonymous recovery speakers, meetings, workshops, dances and fellowship. We lease the entire Natural Chimneys Campground, so all campers are NA members or spouse, friend, child or relative of an NA member.

The campground is located near Mount Solon, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Natural Chimneys has a 165 site family-oriented campground with water and electrical hook-ups. Most electrical hook-ups are 30-amps with some offering both 30-amp and 50-amp and some exclusively 50-amp sites. There are a limited number of sewer sites; however there are dumping facilities available for campers at no additional charge. All sites with electrical and water hook-ups have one picnic table and one fire ring. Many sites are shaded and all are known to be rather spacious and accommodating. See the map here.

The campground also has a separate section for tent campers with rather large, spacious sites. These sites are not equipped with water or electrical hook-ups, are for tents only and run near the riverfront.

Two shower-houses featuring hot showers and two restrooms provide facilities for campers throughout the campground.

The Shenandoah National Park, the Appalachian Trail and the 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 every July, the BRANA Campout attracts recovering addicts from the entire country. The event is well-known as a weekend of camping, recovery and serenity.

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5 comments on “About The BRANA Campout”

    1. Hello Elizabeth!

      Your e-mail address has been added to the BRANA Campout website/emailing list. This will only keep you updated with new posts, but if you dig into the BRANA Campout Home Page Menu, you’ll find everything we have available right now. We hope to see you at the campout. Everyone is welcome!

      Check these out:

      Thank you for your interest!

      BRANA Campout Planning Committee

    1. Hi Shelly!

      Your e-mail address has been added to the BRANA Campout website/email list. We will start sending updates soon. Please continue to visit for the latest posts at the homepage, too.

      Thank you for your request!

      BRANA Campout Planning Committee

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