Camp Cranium is a non-profit summer camp dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind experience for children ages 6-18 with brain injuries. For a week each summer, children who have had brain trauma, stroke, brain tumors, or other brain-related illnesses have the unique opportunity to meet other children with brain injuries in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Campers form lasting friendships, improve their self-confidence and independence, and achieve goals they didn’t believe were possible.
Held at Camp Victory in Millville, Pennsylvania, Camp Cranium is a fully accessible site with on-site medical facilities.
The camp, which was founded in 2008, features a volunteer staff of highly trained physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who are trained to work with this special population. What’s more, Camp Cranium offers a unique 1:1 camper to counselor ratio—ensuring each camper’s safety and allowing the staff to modify activities for each camper’s ability level.
Living with a brain injury can be an isolating and frightening experience for anyone—let alone a child. Many children are left with physical and mental differences that not only limit what they can do but also separate them from their peers. Camp Cranium fills a much-needed void by giving these strong and resilient children an incredible opportunity: to meet other children with brain injuries, form lasting friendships, develop self-confidence, and, for one week, feel the freedom of being a kid.