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 2017 will run from Sunday, July 30 to Sunday, August 6, and it will be all about cranking it up yet another notch in the fun department!
In addition to repeating some of the most-loved activities from 2016 (Zumba with Ketty, a day at the beach, karaoke, a night at the theater...), we're bringing even more excitement to the program in 2017.
As honorary Bostonians, BITSS is proud to welcome you to Red Sox Nation! Fenway Park is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium, opened in 1912, and home to the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is a historic, well-known staple of Boston life. BITSS will be taking a guided tour of Fenway and staying to enjoy a home game, plus some ballpark treats.
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the most well-rounded collections of art in the world. The MFA has works of art and history from across the globe. This year, our focus will be on the Art of the Americas wing, opened in 2010. It is an award-winning addition that has hundreds of unique American works of art. Attendees from 2016 will remember visiting the Paul Revere House; the MFA has John Singleton Copley's famous portrait of Paul Revere surrounded by his works in silver. We'll also see in person the portrait of George Washington that we all see a copy of every day on the dollar bill.
The Boston Public Garden is one of the most beautiful spots in the city. Established in 1837, it is also renowned for being the setting of Robert McCloskey's famous children's story Make Way for Ducklings. There are many interesting statues in the garden of historical and literary figures alike.
The Swan Boats, a genteel relic of the Victorian age, have been a major Boston attration since their first appearance in 1877. They have operated in the public garden for over 135 years.