Camp Connect TS

Building self–esteem and a support network for children with Tourette syndrome

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Camp Connect 2014 dates:  June 21-27

Camp Connect offers children and teens with Tourette syndrome (ages 7-17) seven days and six nights of summer fun and social connections. Children experience all the fun and adventure of a sleep-away camp with medical staff close at hand.

Throughout the week, campers participate in a myriad of activities. The kids learn team-building skills through activities including team sports, skits, and Camp Olympics. Group counseling sessions allow the children to discuss their feelings and learn how others cope with their condition. For one week, the children do not have to worry about how they are seen or what others think. They simply have fun.

Children’s National Medical Center’s Department of Neurology provides the medical management of Camp Connect.   Dr. Marc DiFazio, clinical child neurologist and Medical Director of Children’s Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center with a special interest in Tourette syndrome, heads the medical team for the week of camp. Addition medical staff, including nurses, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists, is on-site 24 hours a day.  Counselors are trained in dealing with the issues associated with Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes. Several counselors and volunteers live with the conditions and share their experiences with the campers.

The cost of Camp Connect ASD is $850 for campers and $650 for counselors-in-training. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Brainy Camps for more information.

Camp Connect TS receives support from:
ARCs of Prince George’s County and Montgomery County, Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation, Children’s National’s Employee Giving Campaign and private donations.