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About Camp Carton

Our MISSION is to provide children with Tourettes Syndrome an unparalleled experience where they can feel free to BE just like any other kid.

The Camp Carton community creates a safe and supportive environment for kids with shared challenges to build self-confidence. This summer camp experience will give your child the opportunity to step outside his/her comfort zone, create lasting memories and lifetime friendships.


Logistics

When & Where

When & Where

When: Camp Carton will run over July 14-20, 2014.

Camp Carton is located at the Ramapo for Children Camp grounds in Rhinebeck, NY. Ramapo is located 95 miles north of New York City in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Its extensive and well-maintained 250-acre campus includes newly renovated cabins, activity buildings, gyms, many miles of trails, a freshwater lake, a pool, outdoor and indoor ropes courses, a comprehensive health center, an amphitheater, and modern year-round lodging.

Ramapo is accredited by the American Camp Association and is licensed to operate by the Dutchess County Department of Health.

You can view pictures of the facilities on the Ramapo website, here

When & Where

Sample Schedule

  • 8:00am: Camp begins; campers rise and prepare for the day
  • 8:30am: Breakfast; after breakfast, cabins are cleaned
  • 10:00am: Free choice period
  • 11:15am: Two (2) scheduled activity periods @ one-hour length
  • 1:15pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm: Three (3) scheduled activity periods @ one-hour length
  • 5:00pm: Rest hour
  • 6:00pm: Dinner
  • 6:45pm: One-hour group activity
  • 7:45pm: Bunk meeting, showers, and quiet time
  • 8:30pm: Snack and preparation for bed

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Activities

  • Swimming & Boating
  • Sports: Softball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics.
  • Nature: There are many walking trails, campsites, and fascinating landmarks.
  • Challenge/Ropes Course: Campers participate in a series of group activities involving controlled physical and emotional risk.
  • Arts, Crafts, and Ceramics
  • Music, Drama, and Dance: Interested campers participate in a wide range of movement activities and other forms of self-expression.
  • Game Rooms and Playgrounds: From chess, to ping-pong, to miniature golf, and climbing apparatuses.


Campers

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Who is eligible?

The following are requirements for eligibility:

  • Diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome
  • Resides in the Tri-State Area
  • Age 10-12
  • Completion of all forms and releases in the application packet. All applications are reviewed and campers are selected by the Camper Selection Committee. Face to face interviews may be required. If selected, campers will be notified by phone in May.
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How to apply?

Please fill out the following documents and return to campcarton@tictocstop.com. If you are unable to scan the completed application and forms please email us so we can provide you with a mailing address.

  • New Camper Application
  • 2014 Physician Exam Form is required and must be completed & signed by physician to be eligible for camp.
  • 2014 Health History Form

Camper Application

Campers are encouraged to register early. Camper space is limited by many factors. Your child WILL NOT be placed on the camper list until ALL the requested documents are received. Please contact us at campcarton@tictocstop.com if you have any questions or require assistance with the application.


Camp Volunteers