Camp Bruce McCoy
BIAV is excited to host its 35th annual Camp Bruce McCoy! We’re headed back to the Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake, a wonderful outdoor summer camp for adults with a brain injury. Camp activities include; horseback riding, archery, riflery, fishing, canoeing, swimming, climbing wall, challenge course and arts and crafts. Each week’s evening events are exciting and diverse and include a modified softball or kickball game, a dance, karaoke night, and a campfire complete with talent shows and s’mores.
Camp Dates for 2018
Week 1: May 20-26
Week 2: May 27-June 2
The cost per week for camp is $535. Campers are initially accepted for one week; however there is the option to be placed on the wait list for both weeks plus mini-camp ($85 for weekend mini-camp). Scholarships may be available for new and returning campers thanks to the generosity of the community and our faithful donors.
Camp requires various office, medical and art supplies. In the upcoming months we will be gathering the needed supplies. If you are interested in donating supplies our 2018 Camp Needs List can be found here. Supplies can be dropped off during our office hours at 1506 Willow Lawn Dr. Suite 212 – Richmond, VA 23230.
For many campers this is their only opportunity to spend time away from home with friends and experience a vacation. If you are interested in helping a camper cover their tuition donations can be made on our Donate page.
If you have never attended camp, but would like to be considered as a camper please call us at 804-355-5748.
If you are interested in being a counselor, applications are available here.
Camp Letter from Executive Director, Anne McDonnell
2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the first time I came to Camp Bruce McCoy and I’ve been in a reflective sort of mood. As hard as running the program is, for me there’s really something very sad about camp ending and returning to a “normal” life. Yet despite that sadness, my heart is full of love and gratitude for so many people that have made, and who continue to make, camp the special place that it is. Read the entire letter here.