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Tourette Syndrome

Camp Connect TS

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

  • For Ages: 7-18
    Weekend Getaway: June 26 - 27
    5-Day Residential: June 26 - 30
    Hybrid (Weekend Getaway & Virtual Camp): June 26 - 27
    Virtual Camp: July 12 - 14
    Need-based scholarships are available and monthly payment plans can be arranged.

    Medical Leader: Child Neurophysiologist at Children's National

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Weekend Getaway - $300/person

2-day in-person camp for campers not fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start of camp; each condition specific camp will take place over a weekend.

 

5-Day Residential Camp - $850/person; $650 for CITs

5-day in-person camp for campers who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to camp; each condition specific camp will start on a Saturday and end on the following Wednesday.

 

Hybrid Camp - $550/person; $450 for CITs

2-day in-person camp and 3-day virtual camp; in-person portion will occur on the weekend and the virtual camp will take place July 12 - 14

 

Virtual only - $250/person

3-days of virtual camp that will take place July 12 - 14; campers must select their activities one month prior to the start of camp


Camp Connect TS offers children and teens with Tourette syndrome five days and four 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 provides the medical management of Camp Connect.  A Child Neurophysiologist, and her team of nurses, social workers, physical therapists and psychologists provide medical coverage throughout the week. 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.

Please contact Brainy Camps at njosey@childrensnational.org for more information.


In the event that we must change 2021 camp to virtual camp, these will be the dates:  July 5 - 8, 2021

Camp Connect TS 2020 received support from: 
The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation
and private donors

Photos from Camp Connect & Head Strong 2019 

  • Campers

    500

  • Volunteers

    150

  • Scholarships Awarded

    280

  • Conditions Served

    11

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