Camp Twitch & Shout 2022
Sunday, July 3rd – Friday, July 8th
How to Apply
Camper applications for CTAS 2022 are expected to go live on February 5, 2022 at 12:00PM EST! Please continue to check back on this page for a link to the application when it is available! Want to be added to our email list for updates? Please reach out to Mary Grace Davenport, Director of Camper & Family Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Questions About Camp?
If you are curious about if your camper is a good fit for our camp environment, please contact Mary Grace Davenport, Director of Camper & Family Relations, at email@example.com. 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
For Summer 2022, as we proceed with an abundance of caution while continuing to consider the effects of COVID-19, we will only be accepting 75 campers between the ages of 8-17. It is possible that additional campers will be accepted from our waitlist under the recommendations and oversight of Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) and TICS. Please apply early!
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.
*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 Mary Grace Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!