Anniversary Throwback!

Happy 10th Anniversary Camp Twitch & Shout: Established 2008

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From our first Family Camp in 2008 to our 10th Anniversary in 2018

Tricia Kardon: E.D. oF TICS & Camp Director

In approaching our 10th Anniversary for Camp Twitch & Shout, I thought you'd enjoy some of the pictures and a look at Camp Twitch & Shout from it's beginnings...some great pictures of some familiar people! I have had the opportunity to serve Camp Twitch & Shout for over 11 years now in several different roles that include Executive Director, Nurse Manager, and now as E.D. and Camp Director...these have been some of the best years of my life. But, there have also been so many people that have made Camp Twitch & Shout possible over the years. It's been so heartwarming to see our campers and staff grow and take camp home with them wherever they end up. As a camp we've also grown and learned over the years, and I am really excited to have our 10th Anniversary as the summer of "SuperHeroes". It was fun to look back through all the old pictures that I have not seen in years?! At the bottom of this Newsletter I've even linked our first Camp Twitch & Shout Movie made back in 2009.


A special thank you to my family - Eric, Danielle & Kevin - I appreciate all of your patience and support over the years! Also, to all of our past Board members and Camp Directors and all of our incredible Volunteers - you all helped make this amazing program possible!


Thank you to all the SuperHeroes who have made a difference in over 1,000 lives!

Here's a walk down memory lane of Camp Twitch & Shout from the present to the past...


Love you all and thank you for being my Superheroes,


Tricia

Thank you to our current Board Members

Justin LeBlanc, Mary Lamb, Anne Coté,

Gillian Leggett, Caleb Harrill, and Jimmy Powell

(We need a picture of you all this summer!)


You help make Camp Twitch & Shout possible

through your dedication, time and support

all year long. We all appreciate all you do for our children, families and Volunteers - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Our Partner Camp Twin Lakes!

Camp Twin Lakes is "powering transformative camps for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges."


Since 2008, our Partnership with the Camp Twin Lakes (CTL) organization has helped us mold Camp Twitch & Shout in to the incredible camp it has become for so many. Each summer CTL provides us with a wonderful facility, dining & lodging, and the professional staff that helps us provide safe and effective programming to accomplish our mission.


Thank you to Josh Sweat, Dan Matthews, past CEO Eric Robbins, current CEO Jill Morrisey, and the entire CTL staff, Board of Directors and organization for helping us bring our program to so many children with Tourette syndrome!

Josh Sweat: Director of CTL Will-A-Way

Since 2008, the Director of CTL WAW, Josh Sweat, has been the strongest supporter of Camp Twitch and Shout by providing guidance, an outstanding facility, and the program support that makes it all possible. Thank you to Josh, the Camp Twin Lakes organization, his staff, and for being a part of the World's Greatest Camp!

THANK YOU TO THE CAMP TWITCH & SHOUT FOUNDING MEMBERS 2008

Through the connection of Lisa & Gerald Reisman I was able to invite Eric Robbins to attend our first Board Retreat at Lake Oconee in the Spring of 2008. It was during this weekend that the decision was made to start our first Family Weekend in Rutledge in October 2008, and then our first summer at their new camp facility that was opening in

Winder in the summer of 2009 called Will-A-Way...

and Camp Twitch & Shout was born!


2008 Board of Directors:

Lisa Reisman, Brad Cohen, Tricia Kardon,

Lydia Breer, Kellie Weeks,

Kenny Smith, Gillian Leggett, and Steven Sasine


First Camp Co-Directors: Hailey Sasine & Brad Cohen

SUMMER 2017

This Is Camp Twitch & Shout
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SUMMER 2016

Eli Hill: Camp Director 2016

Eli came to us from Extra Special People in Watkinsville, GA. He served as our Director for summer 2016 and is now a student in Law School and engaged to Anna Bennett! Thank you for your service!
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SUMMER 2015

Kara Clements: Camp Director Summer 2015

Kara Clements Gower has been a part of Camp Twin Lakes for years! She was first introduced to us while she was a summer staff member at Camp Twin Lakes (CTL), then as a CTL Fellow, Camp Twitch & Shout Assistant Director and Director, and again as CTL's Program Director. Kara also helped us attain our first American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation and under her leadership we received the Edie Klein Program of Excellence Award for the Southeast Region of the ACA. In 2017 she was able to return as part of our Discovery Program. Kara is now married to Steven Gower and pursuing a career in education. Thank you Kara for all your years with us!
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SUMMER 2014

Mandy Conroy: Director Summers 2013 & 2014

As a staff member of the Camp Twin Lakes team, Mandy jumped in to serve as Camp Director for 2013 and 2014. Mandy's calm presence, positive attitude, and steady leadership was invaluable. She also assisted with Camp Twitch & Shout 2015 as the CTL Program Director. Mandy has since become a mom and is working with a program for children with Diabetes. Thank you Mandy for all you did for us!
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SUMMER 2013

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SUMMER 2012

Camp Director Summers 2008 - 2012

Being able to reconnect with Hailey Sasine Burden has been one of my favorite moments and taking a look back over the years of Camp Twitch & Shout. I know how much camp means to me and so many people, but Hailey has always had her heart with our kids and all of us even after she left. She is married, has children, and continues to impact others through her career as a teacher. Thank you so much to Hailey for all she contributed to helping camp mean so much to so many!
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CAMP TWITCH & SHOUT 2011!

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SUMMER 2010

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1st SUMMER CAMP 2009!

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Hailey Sasine & Brad Cohen: Co-Directors 2008-2009

Hailey & Brad Co-Directed the first Family Weekend in 2008. Also, for our 1st summer at Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way, Brad Cohen and Hailey Sasine served as Co-Directors for Camp Twitch & Shout 2009.

2008 First Camp Twitch & Shout Family Camp Campers!

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CAMP TWITCH & SHOUT THE MOVIE 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout - The Movie

Camp Twitch & Shout/ T.I.C.S.

A program of the nonprofit corporation the Tourette Information Center & Support (T.I.C.S.), Camp Twitch & Shout is a 1 week overnight camp for children ages 8 to 17 with a confirmed diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. Located in Winder, GA at Camp Twin Lakes Will-A-Way, the program will be going in to their 10th summer in 2018! Camp Twitch & Shout is an Award Winning American Camp Association Accredited camp...winning both the Regional Edie Klein Program of Excellence, and the National Eleanor P. Eells Program of Excellence Awards.


Camp dates for 2018 will be announced by the end of October 2017.


Donations and communication can be sent to our

MAILING ADDRESS at:

Camp Twitch & Shout/ TICS

2472 Jett Ferry Road, Suite 400-156

Dunwoody, GA 30338