TS Family Camp & Retreat

PA-TSA's 14th Annual
Tourette Syndrome Family Camp

Friday, June 5- Sunday, June 7, 2020
Held at Black Rock Retreat
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566

We are still busy planning for and are excited about TS Family Camp 2020 despite the current concerns. We will be watching the situation closely and if it becomes necessary for us to cancel camp or you decide that you no longer want to come due to the current situation a full refund will be issued to our paid attendees, who notify us by May 15, 2020.

The 14th Annual TS Family Camp will give an opportunity for families to come and relax and enjoy time together, individual activities, and workshops too!
Our weekend starts off with a social and ice breakers to get to know each other. Saturday begins with a fantastic keynote address. During the weekend the kids get to have break out sessions in small groups to do fun camp activities and hear a speaker just for them. The activities they do will somewhat depend on the tract they select at registration. They have an option between science & art OR sports & adventure. The speaker they ha
ve will talk directly about what they are facing. We have a dynamic young adult speaker with TS coming to speak with our diagnosed kids. There will also be a special sib shop session. Don't worry parents, we will have great speakers and sessions for you too! Other times the families will be doing fun optional activities together, like our campfire, swim party, laser tag, and movie night. Whether this is your first time at camp or your 10th, you are sure to leave feeling informed, supported, and recharged!

Check out our camp location: www.blackrockretreat.com
We will be lodging and meeting in the
Maranatha Retreat Center,
where every family will stay in a hotel-style private room!

Registration is open!
Click Here to Register for
Tourette Syndrome Family Camp 2020!

Don't miss Camp: Registration Deadline is May 8, 2020

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, Jaylen Arnold from Jaylen's Challenge

Registration includes:

(recommended for ages 5 and up)
Private, hotel-style room, for 2 nights for each family (up to 5 per room)
5 Meals
Top Notch presenters and Workshops
Choice of Kid's activity groups: Sports & Adventure OR Science & Art
Family and Team Building Activities
Additional fun & relaxing activities for adults
Swim Time & Group Campfire
Conference Materials
Camp T-Shirt & Other Give-aways

Join us for an unforgettable experience!

Some of the other activities planned for our schedule include:
Family activities: Welcome social, cornhole and can jam tournaments, door decorating contest, open pool time, camp fire with smores, lake party with water trampoline and giant water slide, laser tag, family movie, etc

Kids activities: Sports & adventure groups (depending on age and group numbers) will have archery, glow dodgeball, creek stomping, giant swing & zipline (older kids)
Art & Science groups will participate in Nature Center live animal exhibits, campfire cooking, and arts & crafts.
** Descriptions of many of these activities can be found on the Black Rock Retreat webpage.

All kids: Icebreakers/field games, gaga ball opportunity, learning about (and making) Waffles for TS, Dynamic Tourette Speaker or Sib Shop.

Adult sessions will include: Parenting kids with TS and their typical siblings, The ins and outs of CBD treatment for TS and the PA law surrounding it, Gary Heiman, Professor at Rutgers University covering the New Genetic Research behind TS, a Panel discussion featuring young adults with TS to answer your questions about living with TS, Adult/parent discussion groups, spreading TS awareness far and wide with Waffles for TS (and some yummy sampling), and more.

PA-TSA Lifetime Members receive a 10% discount off the registration fee. Members look for an email containing discount code prior to open registration.

Registration Fees (offset by several grants):
$170 per adult (for at least a double occupancy room), $165 per teen ages 13+, and
$140 per child ages 12 and under

*If you are a single adult attending alone and would prefer your own room, please select the upcharge room rate to reserve a completely private room.
That cost is $340 ($170 x 2)

Early Bird Regsitration Rates expired on March 1, 2020

Take advantage of our budget friendly monthly Payment Plan option at registration. 

Think of this camp experience as a fantastic gift this season!

Learn about ways to 'Fund' your way to camp

We understand during these times finances may be tight or the concern that finances may become tight is a worry for many. Thankfully, We have significant scholarship funds for those who want to attend but are faced with financial concerns right now.

Thanks to funds provided by Ken & Christine Beck, TAA of Eastern PA, Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation and Jim Reaver, we should be able to scholarship any family into camp who wants to come.
** Due to the fluidity of the current situation, any family receiving a scholarship award will not be penalized if they decide not to come, as long as they notify us by May 15, 2020.

Have more questions? Visit our (Frequently Asked Questions)

For questions regarding camp please email Sara

Help us make Camp Great! Become a Camp Sponsor!

Camp is not possible without our Camp Counselors, Youth Mentors, and Jr. Youth Mentors. All of these positions include free registration.  Our Camp Counselors also recieve a stipend for the weekend.

To learn more about the Counselor position please see our Camp Counselor position description. To apply to be one of our Counselors please fill out this application by April 17, 2020.

For more information on our Volunteer Mentor and Jr. Mentor positions please check out our volunteer page. If you'd like to come volunteer as a Mentor please let us know by submiting your info HERE.

To apply for our Jr. Mentor postion please submit this application soon.

Other volunteer opportunities are available too. A camp volunteer sign-up will be posted soon.

Thank you to all who attended our 2019 PA-TSA Fall Family Retreat

Check out our pictures from the event HERE!


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