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Camp is my time to relax

Price of Camp: $100 Cost of gas: $20 Lost wages: $200+ Weekend with no funny stares and explanations: PRICELESS Just another FABULOUS experience once again at the NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie. This is truly our favorite… Continue Reading

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Kids meeting other kids with TS is a priceless, much-needed interaction

The Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie on June 7-9, 2013, was the first one we attended. I was worried that the whole experience might be too much for him, and he did react very impulsively quite a few… Continue Reading

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Family Retreat Weekend is worth going to year after year

This was, I believe, our seventh year at the Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie. It is always a wonderful experience. The kids get to meet others with Tourette and enjoy the camping experience, while the parents can network… Continue Reading

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Camp Bernie weekend gets better with big contributions

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) would like to thank five important contributors to the 9th annual Family Retreat Weekend, which will take place June 7-9, 2013, at YMCA Camp Bernie in nearby Port Murray.… Continue Reading

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“Best weekend of the year” is coming … are you ready?

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) 9th annual Family Retreat Weekend is coming up fast! Taking place June 7-9 at YMCA Camp Bernie, the weekend once again promises to be the “best weekend of the… Continue Reading

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Retreat Weekend for New Jersey Tourette Syndrome families

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) yearly Family Retreat Weekend has been a source of fun, inspiration, learning and encouragement to individuals with TS and their families for nearly a decade. Many memories have been… Continue Reading

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Connecting with other parents is vital with Tourette Syndrome

Hi!  I never thought about participating on the blog before, but ran across it today and thought that it sounded like a good idea. As a parent of a 17-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome, my experiences over the years might… Continue Reading

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At Camp Bernie, there’s no such thing as “bad parenting”

The thing about eating out in public with a child who has Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders is that it gets a little dicey.  Ok, sometimes a LOT dicey. The first hurdle of the evening when going out to… Continue Reading

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Camp Bernie: The place where everyone knows your name and what you’re going through

It was eight years ago this weekend that we first met another child with Tourette Syndrome, I thought as we drove up the road again toward YMCA Camp Bernie for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Family Retreat Weekend.… Continue Reading

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Thankfully, my son insisted we go to Camp Bernie!

I have to admit, my 11-year-old gets all the credit for making sure our family made our first New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Family Retreat Weekend at YMCA Camp Bernie. From the moment he heard about the camp, he… Continue Reading