The TSAA 2017 Camp — Bookings are FULL for 7-9 April 2017. Our waiting list is also full. Please contaxct the office if you have queries.
For details of our 2017 camp please click here.
The TSAA 2017 Camp Needs you!
Download TSAA’s 2016 CAMP Tourettes Press Release to share our message.
We are seeking support for our Camp Fundraiser — Donate Here
Help us raise $30,000.
Why? To continue our annual camp for families all over Australia to meet others just like them.
TSAA has just run it’s 4th annual camp—we need to raise $30,000 to ensure we can book again for next year. We only need 1000 x $30—we can do this with your help.
#I’m Just Like You CAMPaign
To give an inside view, TSAA created a 3 minute video with children and families affected by TS while attending a previous annual camp. The input of the children themselves determined the content—from their perspective and personal experiences.
TSAA was awarded a $10,000 grant for the second year running to run its 2016 camp.
The CBA Community grants are very special as they are funded by the staff themselves. Each year they award more than $2 million in Community Grants to around 230 community organisations across Australia, who are working to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians. Since 1917 the Staff Community Fund has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Thanks to the generosity of the CBA staff who donate to the Staff Community Fund, they are able to assist thousands of Aussie kids each yea
TSAA's National Camp History
In 2013 TSAA held its first camp which was the first of many to come. Our second camp was held in March 2014.
22-24 March 2013, Myuna Bay
Our first ever camp was a huge success. We fully booked out the lodge and spilled over into an apartment. There were 52 of us representing 17 families from NSW, ACT and Victoria who all had
a lot of fun together.
We started the weekend with Friday night dinner and informal introductions as people arrived. Saturday kicked off with a canoe paddle on the lake, followed by a water pistol hunt and quick swim before lunch. After lunch was a casual counselling session for the children. The afternoon was either archery or rock climbing depending on your choice. The evening was made eventful with an impromptu yet memorable fire twirling performance around a camp fire by another group attending the camp.
Sunday we all participated in the BIG SWING! This proved to be the most popular event of the weekend. It took everyone’s involvement and proved to be a fabulous group activity.
The staff at Myuna Bay were excellent, friendly, flexible and encouraging to all.
The overall consensus was when is the next one? The feedback we received was unanimously positive. Some of the comments about favourite things or most important aspects of the camp are noted below:
- Meeting others
- First time meeting kids like me
- Connecting with other families
- Sharing experiences
- Because I felt normal
- Learning other people have tics
- Making new friends
- Supportive, accepting and understanding people
- That you are not alone
- Wish I could live there forever with others with TS
The TSAA 2015 Camp
As a recipient of the Commonwealth Bank's Community Grants for 2014, we were able to fund the first 100 TSAA member attendees of our 2015 camp.
The camp had 100 people attend—our biggest turn out ever. During the camp we shot a video that shows how amazing the experience of meetings like this are.
To give an inside view, TSAA created this 3 minute video with children and families affected by TS while attending our annual camp. The input of the children themselves determined the content—from their perspective and personal experiences.
TSAA Members accepting the large cheque from CBA Dee Why NSW Branch Manager and Regional Manager.