Posts Tagged ‘Camp Twitch and Shout’

Camp Twitch and Shout- The Movie

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout logo

I’m excited to share two video clips with you. Camp Twitch and Shout-The Movie (a 30 minute documentary) and a 7 minute preview of what Camp Twitch and Shout is all about. They were put together by Emmett “Butch” Williams, one of my former counselors from Camp Sabra when I was growing up. Emmett spent a week with us at Camp Twitch and Shout to film what we were all about.

These movies will give you insight of what it is like to have Tourette syndrome and what we deal with on a daily basis. At the same time, it will show you why Camp Twitch and Shout needs to be supported and the difference we are making in the lives of children and adults with TS.

Camp Twitch and Shout provides an opportunity for children with Tourette syndrome to join others who are similar to themselves and just have fun for one week. Our goal, is that those memories made will stick with everyone for a lifetime. I believe these movies will show you what happened for one week and how that week changed lives forever!

This is why I have also started The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. To raise money to help support Camp Twitch and Shout and other camps and programs like this for children with Tourette syndrome around the country. If you are interested in making a donation, visit

June 27-July 2, 2010 will be the dates for this year’s Camp Twitch and Shout, located just outside of Atlanta, GA. Applications will be ready around February 1st. We will be looking for both campers and volunteers from around the country to attend.

Enjoy the movies and as always, thanks for the support!

Cheers, Brad

Camp Twitch and Shout Featured on CNN

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout and Brad were featured on CNN on June 13, 2009.

Learn more about Camp Twitch and Shout at

Cheers, Brad

Camp Twitch and Shout a HUGE Success!

Sunday, June 7th, 2009


Camp Twitch and Shout Group Photo

Click here to read the article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Click here to see the photos from the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Click here to see the article in the Athens, Georgia newspaper

Click here to see the piece on CNN

Click here to see Camp Twitch and Shout photos taken by Troy Burns from Karen Burns Photography.

It starts out as an idea, then a dream, and with a lot of hard work it becomes a reality. Camp Twitch and Shout
 just completed its 1st Annual overnight camp for children with Tourette Syndrome. During this week, 50 campers and over 35 volunteers had a chance to enjoy the Camp Will-A-Way location of Camp Twin Lakes. Although the camp is located about 1 hour outside of Atlanta, Georgia, people came from across the US to attend.

The children did swimming, drumming, nature, tree climbing, ropes course activities, climbing walls, zip lines, swinging from 50 feet in the air, and made friends with others who were very much like them.

At Camp Twitch and Shout, we wanted the kids to be treated like any other child. We didn’t focus on TS, we just allowed them to be kids.

This week allowed the children to gain independence, be risk takers, be social, and focus on their strengths. Overall, the week was a huge success.

I’m so excited that Jimmy Wolk, who played me as an adult in my movie Front of the Class was able to come volunteer for the week. The group was so excited to meet him.

A big thank you to Hailey my co-director and Tricia the head of the Tourette Syndrome Association of GA for all their hard work. An even bigger thank you to all of the volunteers who dedicated 1 week of their lives to make a difference for our children. And the biggest thank you goes to the campers and their families for trusting us with their kids at Camp Twitch and Shout.

We are already getting ready for next year so get your name on the list if you are interested in helping out in the summer of 2010.

If you are interested in making a donation to the camp to help us with camper scholarships and keeping our costs down, I’d love to chat with you.

You will be able to learn more about Camp Twitch and Shout at

Also find us on facebook or my website!

Enjoy these photos from Camp Twitch and Shout. Thanks to Troy from for most of the photos.


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