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Countdown to Tourette Syndrome Camp USA:
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
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:
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.
Step 2. Either complete the online registration OR print out and turn in the registration form below.
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.
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)
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