Tic Toc Stop Opens Camp Carton for Kids with Tourette Syndrome

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The camp’s inaugural season will run July 14-20 and is for children ages 10-13 affected by TS and associated disorders.

Why not give those kids an opportunity this year to have a sleepover camp experience where the families don’t have to worry.

The Tic Toc Stop Foundation today announces Camp Carton will begin its inaugural season on July 14 at the Ramapo for Children Camp in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Named for well-known sports radio personality Craig Carton who has Tourette Syndrome (TS), the camp is designed as a haven for children who have TS.

Camp Carton is a seven-day, sleep away camp serving children ages 10 to 13 diagnosed with TS. This year, the camp will host 24 campers from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, July 14 to 20.

TS is an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by tics. The summer camp is produced by the Tic Toc Stop Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Craig Carton that raises money to find a cure for TS. For these campers, the camp is entirely paid for by the Tic Toc Stop Foundation.

“I am creating the camp because I know there are a lot of kids with Tourette’s whose families are a little wary of sending them to a camp because they don’t know how the other kids will handle or react to the tics and some of the other things that come along with Tourette’s,” said Carton, a popular part of WFAN Sports Radio’s “Boomer and Carton” morning show in New York. “Why not give those kids an opportunity this year to have a sleepover camp experience where the families don’t have to worry and the kids can enjoy camp for what it’s supposed to be.”

Camp Carton will feature a daily slate of activity choices, including swimming, boating, sports, hiking, a ropes course, arts & crafts, a talent show and more. The main goal, according to Carton, is to provide a fun, safe atmosphere for kids affected by Tourette Syndrome.

Collaborating with Carton to help make Camp Carton a success is the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS), which annually hosts its own Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray, N.J.

For more information about Camp Carton, visit http://www.campcarton.com. To donate to the Tic Toc Stop Foundation, visit http://www.tictocstop.com.

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