Camp Connect TS
Building self–esteem and a support network for children with Tourette syndrome
Virtual Camp Daily Schedule
10 am Morning Meet- Up
10:30 am First Activity
12:30 pm Bunk Brunch
2 pm Second Activity
3 pm Cabin/Chat Room; Support Groups
4 pm GO OUTSIDE
7 pm Evening Activity
Each day will begin and end with a Zoom session for all campers. Multiple smaller breakout sessions will be offered throughout the day where campers can choose activities that are of interest to them (i.e., crafts, yoga, scavenger hunt, games, etc.). They also will have the opportunity to participate in support groups led by our clinical psychologist and clinical social worker, as well as educational sessions led by medical experts in the conditions we serve. In addition, the campers will virtually meet together in “bunks” with their assigned counselors and bunkmates to create a feeling of unity and connection. In the evening, the campers will participate in camp-wide virtual group activities like a “camp fire” sing-along and storytelling, talent show, and dance party.
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 Health System 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Camp Connect TS 2018 received support from:
The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation and private donors