A camp for children with Tourette's Syndrome, aged 4-16 years old.
(All children must be accompanied by an adult)
An exciting 2 night experience at the Woodhouse Activity Centre in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Here your child will have a chance to meet other children/teens with Tourette’s Syndrome. They will be able to discuss their concerns, experiences, challenges, strengths and weaknesses with like-minded people, while also enjoying some time away to relax and be amongst nature.
Parents will also benefit! You will be able to talk to other parents who are facing the same challenges with their children. You may get ideas on how to deal with a certain issue, talk about your concerns with professionals and other parents, or just have peace of mind that you are not alone.
Siblings are also welcome, as the accommodation is set up as family rooms. Siblings will highly benefit from seeing other families living with Tourette’s Syndrome.
VENUE: Woodhouse Activity Centre, 37 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly, SA.
FOOD: The event will be entirely catered for!! That’s Tuesday Dinner, Wednesday Continental Breakfast, Wednesday lunch, Wednesday dinner, Thursday continental breakfast with access to drinks and fruit all day.
Information about our caterers: Woodhouse’s resident catering team has our guests coming back time again, using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients and sourcing local Adelaide Hills produce wherever possible. Together Ash and Kel, the duo leading this team, take great pride in being able to combine the artistry of a commercially trained chef with the natural flair of a great home style cook. The kitchen is a nut-free zone and they are able to cater for most allergy and dietary requirements.
Woody’s Challenge Hill Regularly used for school groups, staff engagement retreats, families, sporting clubs (and even the armed services!), Challenge Hill is an obstacle course designed to challenge your ability to work as a team and show your leadership skills. One of the best of its kind in Australia, the obstacle course is a major attraction of Woodhouse for ages 5+. Stretch yourself physically and mentally as you crawl, climb, swing and slide your way around the course. It’s not a race, it’s a chance to show what you are made of. Take time to assess your performance and encourage your team mates.
Frisnet Golf Easy and fun – it’s a game for all ages, based on the principle of golf. Instead of hitting a ball into a hole in the ground, throw a Frisbee into a net secured on a post.
Walking Trails The world famous Heysen Trail passes through Woodhouse, and hikers can walk in either direction from the property, adjusting distances and time to suit personal preferences. Further, there are numerous valleys and scenic ridge roads that will give many hours of walking pleasure.
Orienteering There are seven orienteering courses at Woodhouse, professionally designed by the Wallarinaga Orienteers varying in length from 1.6 to 2.8 km. No compasses are required – just bring pencil and paper. Follow the map to find the checkpoints around the property.
Group Therapy for Children and Group Therapy for Parents Run by the leading SA Psychologist specialising in Tourette’s Syndrome, Jenni Pearce and her staff.
Team Building Activites Run by Connect Psychology staff.
Yoga/Meditation class Some children with Tourette’s have already experienced lasting effects from practicing Yoga and Meditation. So we are bringing this to camp for a ‘come and try’ session.
Movie Night Join us as a group to wind down and watch a family movie together with some popcorn and treats.
Please use the grounds to relax or wander off with you family if you wish. We will do a lot of things as a group but this is also time for you and your children to experience some peace and serenity together.