Who We Are
Camp Twitch & Shout is a one week overnight camp for children 8 to 17 years of age who have been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome or Tic Disorder. Our Leader In Training program is available to 17 year olds with tics who are interested in eventually becoming a counselor. Camp is organized and managed by Tourette Information Center and Support (TICS), in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes, and is located at Camp Will-A-Way in Winder, Georgia.
Throughout the week Camp Twitch & Shout campers, with volunteer staff dedicated to helping them achieve successes, engage in activities and challenges focused on helping the campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities. It’s a place where our campers can just be regular kids having fun and making memories.
The volunteers are trained to help the campers achieve their goals and enjoy many positive experiences. When our campers return home and are faced with challenges our hope is that they will be able to look back at everything they were able to accomplish during camp week and say “I can find success because I was successful at Camp Twitch & Shout.”
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 & Shout family!
Camp Twitch & Shout is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with Tourette syndrome through engaging and supportive camp programs.
How we strive to accomplish our mission:
The 5 Core Principles of Camp Twitch & Shout
Resilience: Instilling the process of adapting well in the face of adversity in order to “bounce back” from difficult experiences.
Friendship: Developing friends that are kind, and that act as a positive influence in their lives.
Independence: An environment that gives our children the courage to believe in themselves in order to improve self-esteem and self-confidence through discovering their strengths and adopting strategies to face challenges in their lives.
Individuality: Discovering and embracing the unique qualities and gifts that distinguish each individual from others.
Mindfulness: Mindfulness is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feeling, thoughts, and bodily sensations.