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 in Boston, MA. 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. During the summit, we explore Boston, take fun workshops that give our participants the chance to experience something new, and of course spend time together!
BITSS 2020 will run from Sunday, July 26 to Sunday, August 2. If you would like to stay up-to-date with news for the 2020 summit, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
Keep reading to find out what we're doing this year! And you can click here to read about our other past summits and get a real taste of BITSS with our videos.
The tuition for our 2020 program is $1,325. 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 2020 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.
2020 Program Highlights
Orchard House in Concord, MA is the historic home of beloved American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1898), who is best known for writing Little Women. The novel stars the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and is full of kindness, adventure, growth, and self-expression. Orchard House, built circa 1650, is the subject of an award-winning documentary, and you can get a sneak peek of what we'll see there by watching the trailer and visiting Orchard House's website.
Over the last few years, BITSS has developed its own slew of awesome traditions.
- Start the week off right with amazing, engaging games that break the ice!
- 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!
- Chat with medical practitioners outside of the office at our doctor panel!
- Speak with a new voice: your hands! (American Sign Language)
- And yes, of course Ketty will be back for more Zumba!