Tourette Syndrome Camp USA
Camp for boys and girls ages 7-16.
The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization (TSCO) will host the 27th Annual Tourette Syndrome Camp USA at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside. This year’s camp runs from June 27 to July 3.
The camp is for designed for birls and boys ages 8 to 16 whose primary diagnosis is Tourette Syndrome and OCD, and to a lesser degree ADD/ADHD.
The goal of the camp is to allow children ith Tourette Syndrome an opportunity to meet other children and share similar experiences and coping mechanisms in a fun, safe and positive environment.
The TS camp program is run concurrently with a traditional YMCA camp week. TSCO is not a therapeutic program and there are some limitations in accepting children whose needs are beyond the scope of its design. The focus of the camp’s staff will be to provide general supervision with as much one-on-one mentoring as well as the situation permits.
In addition to providing in-services to all Camp Duncan counselors, TSCO supplements the staff by providing volunteer counselors who have TS, or have experience dealing with TS. Campers must be able to handle routine daily living skills (i.e., dressing, self-hygiene) and have the ability to function within a group setting.
For more information and to register, visit www.tourettecamp.com/.