Camp Connect TS

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

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Camp Connect TS 2015:  June 20-26

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. Bennett Lavenstein (Movement Disorders Program Director at Children’s National and professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science) and Dr. Marc DiFazio (clinical child neurologist with a special interest in Tourette syndrome and Medical Director of Children’s Montgomery County Regional Outpatient Center) head the medical team for the week of camp, remaining on site 24/7. Additional medical staff includes nurses, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists.The Department of Neurology of Children’s National Health System provides the medical management of Camp Connect.  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 2015 is $875 for campers and $675 for counselors-in-training. Need based scholarships are available and payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Brainy Camps at info@brainycamps.com for more information.

Camp Connect TS 2014 received support from:
GWellness Foundation of George Washington University, ARC of Montgomery County, and private donors.