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Camp Twitch 2020

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Get kiwi kids living with Tourette Syndrome to Camp Twitch 2020! You can give these kids a chance to tic loud and tic proud!

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Camp Twitch is an annual event that the Tourette's Association NZ hosts for young people living with the paediatric, neurological disorder Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome is an under-diagnosed and misunderstood disorder. Some people think it's a bit of a joke given that popular media portrays it to be swearing.

But it is so much more than that - the vocal and motor tics occur 24/7. The tics cause physical pain, interrupt sleep, attract bullying and can prevent the young person from attending school, playing sport, taking part in social activities.

Life with Tourette Syndrome is incredibly lonely and Camp Twitch is the highlight of the year for these kids.

At Camp the kids are free to be themselves - no one judges them when they fact it is the norm to tic so the kids are encouraged to "tic loud and tic proud". Having Tourette Syndrome is celebrated at Camp Twitch with events like The OlympTICS - a twist on events like horse riding, swimming and athletics and an annual talent show.

Covid-19 was particularly hard on a number of our young people, as many live with associate disorders like OCD, ADHD, anxiety and depression.

This year we want to try and help as many families as possible attend Camp Twitch 2020 at the Forest Lakes Camp and Conference Centre in Otaki.

About us

We offer peer support for children, adults and parents of those with Tourette Syndrome. We also administer a website and provide information services for those with TS as well as schools if necessary.

Use of funds

All funds raised will be used to assist families to attend Camp Twitch 2020 as well as provide on-site activities and games for the children.

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Hansens 2 days ago
Great cause - wishing you all a great time
andrea on 04 Aug 2020
Jordon on 26 Jul 2020
Steve B
Steve B on 22 Jul 2020
Hopefully see you at Camp. :)
Barbara on 18 Jul 2020
Have a wonderful time at camp ❤️

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