BRANA 39 – Artwork Request

This year we are reaching out to the NA community and asking for submissions of theme artwork for the 39th Annual BRANA Campout. This year’s theme is “The Promise of Freedom”.

We are asking that any of you artistically inclined NA members who are willing to donate your talent, please submit your artwork idea to:

The artwork will be used in promotional flyers, on our website and on T-shirts, hoodies and mugs available at the event. Obviously, any tie-in with the theme would be preferable, but not strictly required. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please submit your entries by January 15, 2020 so that we have time to review and get going on flyers and merchandise.

Below is a slideshow of artwork history for the Campout. Hover on images to pause them.

Thank you,

BCI  Planning Committee


Planning Committee Meeting Scheduled

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee will meet at 11 am on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 2394 Melrose Rd Harrisonburg, VA to continue the planning for the 39th 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 procedure

39th Annual Campout Theme

The BRANA Campout Planning Committee has begun the planning for the 39th Annual BRANA Campout to be held July 17-19, 2020, at Natural Chumeys Campground in Mount Solon, VA.

We would like to ask you for your input to help us choose a theme for the Campout.

Any Narcotics Anonymous member may submit a theme idea. Do not send logo or artwork ideas, just themes. Recent themes include: “Freedom to Live”, “The Journey Continues”, “We Do Recover”, “Against All Odds”, “Alive and Free”, “A Spiritual Awakening”, ” A New Way to Live”, “No Matter What”, “Giving it Away” and “Simplicity is the Key”.

Please submit your suggestion for the theme by November 15, 2019, to

38th BRANA Campout – Wrap-up

We have wrapped up yet another BRANA Campout event-our 38th year! The weather was great, although a bit warm at times. We feel that with the contributions from our speakers and all who attended, we were successful in helping to carry a message of recovery.

We had approximately 300 registered campers in attendance, representing 2995 years of clean time. Campers came from 14 states including: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.

A shout-out to the BRANA Campout Planning Committee for all their work in planning and putting on this event. We have faced rising campground fees in the past 2 years and have not raised registration fees. We want to remind everyone that all funds collected at the event go towards the next year’s event, with the goal being to manage the funds in a way that allows this event to continue into the future.

We will soon begin the planning for the 39th BRANA Campout and are all looking forward to next year. See you on the 3rd weekend of July 2020!

38th BRANA Campout – Speaker Recordings

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 38th 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.

38th BRANA Campout-Online Registration Closing

Online Registration for the 38th Annual Campout will close at midnight on Friday, July 12, 2019. If you need to cancel for any reason, your cancellation must be received by 12 am on July 12th, 2019 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 19th: 12 noon to 6 pm
Saturday, July 20th: 9 am to 5:30 PM

NOTE: We will be accepting credit cards for on-site registration as well as merchandise sales.

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


38th BRANA Campout-Event Schedule

Below is the event schedule for the 38th Annual BRANA Campout– Simplicity is the Key. 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!

Here is a link to a printable schedule

Friday July 19th

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 20th

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: Newcomer Workshop

3:00 pm – Newcomer Meeting at Shelter 3

4:30 pm – NA Workshop at Shelter 3 – TOPIC: Gratitude

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 21st

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.


Online Registration Reminder (final)

Final reminder! Campsites are still available for the 38th Annual BRANA Campout – Simplicity is the Key. Online registration will be closing at midnight on July 12th. See our cancellation policy here.

The 38th Annual BRANA Campout will be held on July 19 – 21, 2019 at Natural Chimneys Campground in Mount Solon, VA (map).Printable Flyer

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.



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.