Camp Connect TS 2016: July 3-9
Camp Connect TS 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 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.
The Department of Neurology of Children’s National Health System provides the medical management of Camp Connect. Dr. Marc DiFazio (clinical child neurologist and Medical Director of Children’s Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center) heads the medical team for the week of camp. He is joined by Drs. Tammy Tsuchida, Raquel Bernier and Sinan Turnacioglu, ensuring 24/7 physician coverage of the camp. Additional medical staff includes nurses, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists. Counselors are trained in dealing with the issues associated with Tourette syndromes. Several counselors and volunteers live with the condition and share their experiences with the campers.
The cost of Camp Connect TS 2016 is $900 for campers and $700 for counselors-in-training. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged. Please contact Brainy Camps at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Camp Connect TS 2015 received support from:
members of Children's National Health System and the Department of Neurology through the Employee Giving Campaign, LISS Funding from Maryland Community Connection, The Milal Mission and Brainy Camps Golf Tournament Fundraiser and private donations.