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Camp Twitch & Shout 2022

Sunday, July 3rd – Friday, July 8th

Airport Shuttle

Yes! The Camper Airport Shuttle between CTAS and the ATL airport for flyers is back in business!

Camp Twitch and Shout leases a Charter Bus to shuttle the campers to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL). ARRIVALS ON SUNDAY, JULY 3RD MUST BE BETWEEN 10AM AND 2PM EST. DEPARTURES MUST BE BETWEEN 2PM AND 6PM (EST) ON FRIDAY JULY, 8TH. *All campers will be met at their gate by a CTAS staff member*

We hope this option will make camp more accessible for our many campers who choose to fly.

Parent Workshop

We are thrilled to announce the long-anticipated return of the CTAS Parent Workshop! This event will be in Athens, GA from July 6, 2022 – July 7, 2022. The workshop will include speakers, panels, and opportunities to formally connect with other families with Tourette syndrome.

Questions About Camp?

If you are curious about if your camper is a good fit for our camp environment, or want to be added to our email list for updates, please contact us at campinfo@camptwitchandshout.org. While completing your camper’s application, please closely review the CTAS Camper Code of Conduct, which we require all campers to abide by while at camp, to consider if your camper is prepared for a camp setting.

Considerations for COVID-19

We anticipate that there will be precautions we must take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These guidelines are in an effort to support each camper and volunteers’ safety and well-being, in accordance with CTL policy, CDC recommendations, and TICS oversight. These continue to be subject to change as we get closer to camp. We will regularly communicate decisions made related to COVID-19 protocols via email and our website. For now, please note the following policy updates for CTAS 2022*:

CAMP TWITCH AND SHOUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDS VACCINATION AND WILL REQUIRE ALL CAMPERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE A NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR TEST (TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS) UPON ARRIVAL AT CAMP. CTAS WILL MAINTAIN MODIFIED SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MONITOR ANY POTENTIAL SYMPTOMS. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES.

We are closely monitoring the latest information and recommendations for our camp setting, with the purpose of supporting the health and safety of every camp participant. Policies are subject to change. CTAS continues to strongly encourage vaccination against COVID-19, and will be requiring all camp participants to provide a negative PCR test dated within 72 hours before arrival at camp. We ask campers to prepare for mask-wearing in indoor spaces with groups larger than their cabin. Campers may also need to complete a Pre-Camp Screening prior to arrival at CTAS.

At this time, we are planning to get as close to our typical camp experience as possible! Yes – this means we are gearing up for the return of full-camp activities like the Camp Dance, Talent Show, Wacky Olympics, Spirit Time, Discoveries, Teen Time, Evening Programs, and much more!

Please keep in mind there are limited slots available for CTAS! For Summer 2022, we will be accepting 80 campers between the ages of 8-17. Apply soon at bit.ly/ctascampers22 to secure your camper’s spot for CTAS 2022!

*These requirements are being provided in accordance with Camp Twin Lakes policy and must be followed in order to attend camp for the entirety of the camp week. Further policy, including any screening procedures prior to arrival, will be provided per Camp Twin Lakes recommendations and TICS oversight. If you have any questions regarding what these policies may look like at camp, or have questions specifically related to your needs, please contact us at campinfo@camptwitchandshout.org.

Expected Costs

Our tuition cost is typically between $600-$900. We allow families to choose the cost in this range that is best suited for them, and also offer payment plans spread out from February to June. This tuition covers all expenses for campers when they are on-site, including meals, snacks, daily program activities, cabins, and annual t-shirts. We also offer a scholarship application for those who are interested. Please keep in mind that CTAS is unable to cover any costs for transportation to and from camp.

Welcome, Campers!

Camp Twitch and Shout (CTAS) is a one-week overnight camp for children ages 8-17 with a confirmed diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome (TS). Our Leader-In-Training (LIT) program is available to 17 year olds (or rising high school seniors) with TS, which joins our traditional camp programming with leadership development. CTAS is organized and managed by Tourette Information Center and Support (TICS), in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes (CTL), and is located at CTL Will-A-Way in Winder, Georgia.

The mission of CTAS is to provide a place for children with TS to experience the joys of childhood and grow in their confidence and capabilities in a camp and recreation setting. It is our hope that our campers will experience understanding and acceptance of themselves and others. We want our campers to come together and create supportive friendships that last a lifetime.

At CTAS, we will focus on camper strengths while giving them positive experiences to support their success after returning home. Over the years, CTAS has hosted hundreds of campers from nearly every state in the US, and some international campers as well! We are proud to be an inclusive setting where campers can get to know themselves and learn new skills while connecting with others, regardless of their background.

Throughout the week, CTAS Campers and LITs, along with CTAS Staff and Volunteers dedicated to helping them achieve their goals during the week, engage in activities and challenges focused on helping campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities. At its core, camp is a place where our campers can just be kids having fun and making memories. A camper once said, “I wake up every morning thinking that I’m one day closer to camp.” We feel the same way and can’t wait for you to be a part of our Camp Twitch and Shout family!

Leader in Training Program

The Leader In Training (LIT) program is designed for young adults to gain leadership skills, challenge themselves, and eventually feel confident to return to Camp Twitch & Shout as counselors.

The LIT program is available to Tourette Syndrome diagnosed young adults 17 years of age. If you want to learn more about yourself, leadership, and working together with a group of teens who truly want to leave a camp legacy – join us as an LIT.