Chicago, Illinois
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The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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25 Year Celebration Family Event!
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, please join Tourette Syndrome Camp USA as we kick off our 25 years will a family event at the First United Methodist Church at 232 S York St, Elmhurst IL 60126. We will be hosting an Adult Painting Party with Children Activities from 5 PM to 8PM: Adults will be led in a painting session by Jan Wilinski while the children will get to meet and have programming with our volunteer staff. Dinner is included. Cost is $15 for each adult and $4 per child to help cover our costs. You may rsvp by e-mail scott63@prodigy with your name, e-mail/phone number and how many adults/children will be attending.


Summer 2012 Registration

Dear Parents:

The Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization (TSCO) will host the 19th Annual Tourette Syndrome Camp USA from Sunday, June 24, 2012 until Saturday, June 30, 2012 at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois.

Camp Duncan is situated on a semi-private lake in northeastern Illinois, just south of the Wisconsin border. Camp Duncan offers a recreational/residential setting. 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 campís 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. While the program is modified to meet the needs of most children whose primary disability is TS and some degree of attention deficit and/or obsessive-compulsive components, experience has demonstrated that not every child with TS is capable of participating in the camp program.

The Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization has established a new tier pricing system for our 2012 program of $541 or $675.

The basic price for camp will be $541. This amount represents the basic cost for a child to attend camp based on what we are charge by Camp Duncan. The all inclusive price for camp is $675. This amount represents the complete cost for a child to attend camp including required insurance, medical supplies and cost that we are charged by Camp Duncan for our all volunteer staff. In the past, these cost have been covered by donations and fundraising. You may pay consider paying any amount from $541 up to $675. Any payment above $541 will be considered a donation and assist us with the necessary costs. As always will do have aid available based on need.

Please take the time to read the enclosed materials and discuss camp with your child. If, after careful consideration, you feel your child is ready for a successful camp experience, please fill out the on line application or download an application fill out and mail in or pay on line a $25 deposit . The deposit is refundable up to, June 4, 2012 minus a $10 service fee.

The Health Form should be turned in no later than June 4, 2012. However any changes in medication or dosage will have to be updated prior to the start of camp.

The initial deadline for the Camp Application is June 4, 2012. Any application received after June 4, 2012 will require a $50 late fee. Please note we may require additional information after reviewing the application including a phone or if possible, a in person interview.

We look forward to meeting your child(ren) this summer at Camp Duncan.

Scott Loeff       Monica Newman
President             Camp Director

Children Traveling to Camp Unescorted to Camp by Plane

The Tourette Syndrome Camping Organization (TSCO) can accommodate a limited number of campers who would be flying unaccompanied subject to their acceptance to our program and the following conditions:

  1. All flights must be in and out of Chicago OíHare airport.
  2. Flight times must be cleared and approved by TSCO before they are made if pick up and/or drop off is expected. This must be completed no later than 10 days prior to the start of camp.
  3. Any child who is new to our program must first be approved by camp staff before using this procedure.

Financial Aid

TSCO does have aid available. If you are in need of assistance, please fill in the financial aid form below. Please submit your aid request as soon as possible but not later than May 14, 2012.

    Some funding for scholorships is provided by the Brad Cohen Foundation for Tourette Syndrome.

Financial Aid Form (Microsoft Doc)
Financial Aid Form (Adobe PDF)

Step-by-Step Guide to Registration

Step 1. Print out, complete and turn in part 1 and part 2 of the following Medical History Form by June 4 2011:
Medical History Form (part 1) (Adobe PDF)
Medical History Form (part 2) (Adobe PDF)

Step 2. Either complete the online registration OR print out and turn in the registration form below.

Online Application  


Application document (print and mail in):
Summer 2012 Application Form (PDF)
Summer 2012 Application Form.doc (Microsoft Word/LibreOffice)

Step 3. Pay your $25 deposit- either pay online using your credit card using the button below or mail in a cheque.

Step 4. If your application is accepted, pay your remaining balance either online (below) or mail in a check.

Balance to Pay:

Step 5. Complete and mail in the following risk release form and photo release form. Either complete the online version (preferred) or print a hard copy and mail it in:

Risk Release Form (Online)  
Risk Release Form (Hard copy, Adobe PDF)
Risk Release Form (Hard copy, Microsoft Word/LibreOffice)

Photo Release Form (Online)  
Photo Release Form (Hard copy, Adobe PDF)
Photo Release Form (Hard copy, Microsoft Word/LibreOffice)

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