Camps and retreats for Turner Syndrome girls and families
Autumn Retreat hosted by Turner Syndrome Foundation
The annual retreat held each year at the YMCA Camp Ockanickon in Medford, NJ is postponed indefinitely until further notice. We hope that the memories of past will hold us together in anticipation to resuming this event.
Why is the retreat so good for this community? The retreat is a place for women, girls, and families affected by Turner Syndrome to unplug, spend time surrounded by nature, and connect with others who understand your story. The Retreat is a holistic experience to nurture mind, body, and spirit. The weekend features presentations to broaden your understanding of TS and plenty of opportunities to connect and form lasting friendships!
Learn more about the Autumn Retreat.
The summer months present a respite for girls to overcome difficulties and to interact with other girls sharing the same genetic anomaly and concerns. Summer recess provides an opportunity to gain independence and confidence from engaging in educational and social programs to foster new skills, friendships, and lasting memories. Health specific sleep-a-way camp offers counseling and enrichments critical to the social and psychological development of girls with this disorder.
Emotional Intelligence Developed Through Camp Experience
Self-awareness, self-control, empathy, the ability to wait, the ability to listen, cooperate, share and work well with others are predictors of adult success and happiness more than traditional IQ scores according to Daniel Goldman, clinical psychologist and author of “Emotional Intelligence”. Children whose emotional intelligence skills are well-developed tend to be more successful at school, have deeper and healthier relationships, grow up to have more fulfilling work lives and become valuable and contributing members of their communities. He asserts these skills can be taught.
- Children away from home with new friends and new challenges can learn to identify their own strengths and abilities, perserverance, and build new life skills.
- Camp counselors model and teach emotional intelligence skills by modeling perserverance, listening, teamwork and appreciation of differences building a feeling of acceptance and the ability to live independently one day.
- Camp Carefree, Stokesdale, NC
“FREE” Medically Supervised camp experience July www.campcarefree.org
- Camp Maple Leaf, Wallingford, VTA fun day camp experience that focuses on social thinking and leisure and relaxation skills development for children and adolescents diagnosed with: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS.
Visit website: www.MapleLeafClinic.com
- National Turner Syndrome Camp, CA www.ntscamp.org
- Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit, MA www.bitssummit.org