As part of our holistic approach to the care of children with neurological disorders, Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute hosts a number of educational and social initiatives throughout the year for parents, patients and physicians.

Camp Boggy Creek

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Since 1996, Camp Boggy Creek has made it possible for children with serious illnesses to enjoy a camp experience in a safe, medically-sound environment completely free of charge. Located just a short drive from Orlando, Florida, the 232-acre camp serves children ages 7-16 who have been diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening conditions.
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The Brain Institute plays host to the annual Pediatric Neurology Course and other pediatric neurology and neurosurgery continuing medical education (CME) programs. It also offers training for physicians from throughout the world who are pursuing fellowships in neurophysiology and care of patients with epilepsy. More than two-thirds of the fellows trained during the past 15 years came from outside the United States. The Brain Institute also hosted the world's first International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Symposium in 1989.
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Weekly Support Programs

Brain Wellness: Kids Yoga

This program is provided by a certified yoga instructor. It offers children and teens the following benefits: managing stress through breathing, self-awareness, healthy movement and meditation. Yoga also promotes strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Learn more.

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What was supposed to be a fun day for Frankie and his sister with their uncle quickly took an unexpected and tragic turn. Frankie was kicked in the head by a horse at the ranch they were visiting, and he suffered a traumatic brain injury.