Children with tuberous sclerosis can have multiple medical issues such as seizures, autism, kidney problems and brain tumors. These conditions can make it difficult to participate in summer camps and other programs that could significantly improve quality of life for them and their families. The Tuberous Sclerosis Summer Camp Program at Cincinnati Children’s was developed to provide a meaningful experience where these patients can form friendships, build interpersonal skills and gain confidence in their abilities while participating in fun activities.
The summer camp’s mission is to:
- Build and improve interpersonal skills
- Learn and enhance social skills
- Improve age-appropriate developmental skills
- Experience typical childhood activities
- Increase self-confidence and autonomy
Personal donations, corporate sponsorships and grants cover the cost of camp.