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Family Retreat – A Parent’s Perspective

About 6 years ago, a few months after our son was diagnosed with TS, we learned about the NJCTS Family Retreat (Camp Bernie).  It sounded like fun but we did not know what to expect.  We are not much of… Continue Reading

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Our connection with Tim Howard & NJCTS … in print!

Hi everyone! Some of you may have seen this article on CentralJersey.com last week that talked about “a mother’s connection between her children and a soccer legend.” I just wanted to share with you the e-mail I sent the reporter that… Continue Reading

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Chance to thank NJ Senator for supporting Tourette Syndrome was invaluable

A few weeks ago, Senator Stephen Sweeney visited the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) to meet a few of the kids and families who benefit from the organization’s resources and tireless efforts. His visit was… Continue Reading

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“Best weekend of the year” returns as registration for 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend opens

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is turning 10 this year, and as part of the anniversary celebration, it is proud to announce that registration for the 10th annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend – to take… Continue Reading

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Camp Carton offers sleepaway opportunity for kids with TS ages 10-12 in Tri-State Area

Well-known sports radio personality Craig Carton has Tourette Syndrome (TS) – an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by tics. Two of his children have TS, as well. And to Carton, that’s reason enough to launch Camp Carton this July… Continue Reading

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Still thinking about Camp Bernie

It has been just over a month since my family and I attended the annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend at Camp Bernie for the 5th time, and I am still thinking about the experience. Every year, I look forward to… Continue Reading

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Camp = fun activities, educational seminars, new friendships

For nearly a decade, children and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders have converged upon YMCA Camp Bernie in beautiful Hunterdon County each June for a few days of fun, learning and the realization they are not… Continue Reading

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More to say about Camp Bernie

Again this year me and my two daughters packed up the van and headed out for our favorite weekend of the year. All year I wait for these three precious days of TOTAL RELAXATION. And I do mean total relaxation.… Continue Reading

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“Approaching Tourette Syndrome” article in Chinese publication describes Camp Bernie experience

The following story was written (originally in Chinese and translated here into English) for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) by Lichun Zhang and appeared June 28 in an all-Chinese publication online and in print:… Continue Reading

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From first-timers to long-timers, families tout value of retreat weekend

For nearly a decade, children and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders have converged upon YMCA Camp Bernie in beautiful Hunterdon County each June for a few days of fun, learning and the realization they are not… Continue Reading