Testimonials from Campers, Parents and Partners

Campers

“The people—the counselors, the staff, even the other campers—really cultivate this feeling of safety and happiness and encouragement.”

“You guys rock. I love coming to Camp!”

“I saw people who were practically mute turn into butterflies.”

“It’s another home.”

“In my regular life there isn’t a chance to meet people like me, but you go there and you find your people.”

“You start being a lot happier because you’re not worried all the time.”

“As soon as you walk through the gate there’s a feeling of utter acceptance.”

Parents

“As a mom, I love that my son has a place he can go be in nature, which is so healing itself, and just be who he is without any worry for that one week a year. He really looks up to the camp staff, and we’ve had nothing but great interactions with them.”

“Camp boosted her confidence. She’s less lonely, has more hope for the future and new role models.”

“She is more aware of making healthy choices has more confidence in herself.”

“She realized she is not alone and that everyone struggles.”

“The kids have built friendships, felt empowered, tried activities and challenges that they never have before and, most importantly, felt as though they belonged and were welcomed and supported by staff.”

“This was a wonderful experience for my daughter. Connecting with other people who have similar struggles is extremely helpful.”

Professionals

“Life can get heavy for the families we serve and this camp experience is something they hold on to all year.”

“Camp is a magical place where magical things happen! I think it is socially wonderful and meaningful.”

“I’ve seen youth with the biggest walls up come back from camp and be light, joyful and able to just be a kid who had an incredibly fun time at camp.”