The Journal #4

Stage Prep
Friday morning, the campout committee sets the stage

Steve S., Granite State NA, New Hampshire…BRANA: A really great campout. Thank You. I love you.

Natale S., Dulles Corridor, VA (clean 10/5/09)…I love BRANA. This campout is my second home. I appreciate everyone and all you do. Thank you.

Dave D., Gainesville, FL…Great people, beautiful country. We do recover and grow. There is a power between us and there is definitely a Higher Power.

The Journal #3

The Call of the Djembe
Jesse F. plays the Djembe at the start of the Saturday evening speaker meeting

Aerock P., Tidewater Area

I’m 28 years old and my clean date is 25 March 2008. I’ve been in the Army for 7 years and I’ve never been camping for fun before. This is not only my first BRANA Campout, but my first time spending time in nature for leisure. This is absolutely amazing! Recovery + Nature = Awesome! The main speaker on Saturday was so great to watch and he had/carried a powerful message. Thanks BRANA! Love ya Lots.

The Journal #2

Early Bird Meeting
Sunday morning Early Bird meeting by the chimneys

Leah S., Tidewater Area

It has been nice seeing you at BRANA this year. It’s been fun hanging with my BRANA crew and meeting new people. My great friend Kelli has her clean date during BRANA every year and that makes it even more special. Fellowshipping with my family makes the trip worthwhile. Love.

The Journal #1


Cleantime Countdown
Cleantime Countdown before the Saturday evening speaker meeting

Cindy G., Staunton, VA

My first BRANA was 2003. A female in the program told me to just bring my clothes, something to drink and what time to be ready. All was in the J-Loop then. Another female put me to work peeling potatoes and that was when I started feeling a part of. Now I save up, bring extra food, extra tent and do service while I’m here. And “WE” take over the whole campground. I cry everytime when I leave. The spiritual “high” I get here lasts me just about all year. I will keep coming back.

Word Around the Campfire


A friend from Gainesville, FL, reads Just for Today on Sunday morning.

The 29th annual BRANA Campout was held July 16-18, 2010, at Natural Chimneys. Total attendance was 350 campers, plus 95 children. Cumulative clean-time on the campground topped 2,000 years.

Thanks to everyone who attended BRANA 29. Special thanks to all those who helped us to leave the campground cleaner than we found it.