About the Program
The Boston International Turner Syndrome Summit is an eight-day residential summer program for young women with Turner syndrome between the ages of 12 and 19. The summit provides a healthy, social environment where young women with Turner syndrome can grow and form a community that will last far longer than eight days.
BITSS 2018 will run from Sunday, July 29 to Sunday, August 5. If you would like to stay up-to-date with news for the 2018 summit, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
Keep reading to find out what we've got planned for 2018! And you can click here to read about our past summits and get a real taste of BITSS with our videos from 2016 and 2017.
The tuition for our 2018 program is $1,300. This cost includes housing and amenities, transportation in Boston, and all activities and attractions for eight days and seven nights.
Financial aid will be available on a per-case basis. If the cost is a hardship, we encourage you to fill out the 2018 Scholarship Application. In order to be considered for aid, you will need to complete the general BITSS registration form here as well. (The link to the scholarship application is also provided within the general registration form.)
If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund to help support those who would otherwise be unable to attend, click here.
2018 Program Highlights
Your wishes are about to come true! BITSS is going to Disney's Aladdin at the Boston Opera House. Aladdin is a hit Broadway musical, adapted from the animated movie of the same name, full of fun, beauty, comedy, and magic from the producers of The Lion King. And just as spectacular is the venue—the Boston Opera House is an eye-poppingly stunning theater built in 1928.
Salem, Massachusetts was the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials in 1692. In present day, it's a beacon for all things interesting and artsy. This year, we're visiting the Peabody Essex Museum and the House of Seven Gables. We're excited to see Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house that was reassembled at PEM. Click here to watch a short video about Yin Yu Tang.
The House of the Seven Gables, built in 1668, is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel. It was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007.
Over the last few years, BITSS has developed its own slew of awesome traditions.
- Everyone's an artist at our yearly paint night!
- Boogie the night away at an upbeat dance party!
- Sing your heart out at karaoke!
- Hang out at our pajama party movie night!
- Speak with a new voice: your hands! ASL with Sabrina is back!
- And yes, of course Ketty is coming back for more Zumba!