Here are a few things that have been said:
From Campers -
I thank you guys for the Squeaky Wheel Adventures. I liked the waterfall and Mt. Washington. I liked how you guys celebrated my birthday and I loved the cake too!
One of my favorite activities was volunteering at the food pantry. It felt nice lending a hand and learning new French words.
When we went to the tubing place it was like nothing I'd ever had imagined and I had a great time.
It was probably one of the best weeks of my life!
I had a lot of fun and think you should just continue what you've been doing.
I thought it was going to be a boring bus ride, but I had one of my best days - one that I will never forget.
You guys rock. I love SWA. It is great. The best experience of my life.
It was surprising because how fun it was. TNT Stables was awesome. So was Six Flags.
I was not expecting to have so much fun.
The trip was really really fun. The bus was kool and the places we went were great. The trip was amazing. I didn't really have any expectation except to have a good time and I did. I can now say that I have been to a different State, kool.
Least favorite activity - Coming home too soon, see you next year.
This year has been really hard for me. I am having a rough time getting along. Thank you for helping me through the hard times on the trip.
The camp taught me that there's more to life then video games and computers.
From Caregivers -
I Think it helped her be around kids her own age....I like all of it. Kids are lucky to have this fine activity to do. I think they may not realize it now but it will become one of their favorite memories of summer as they get older...I would definitely send a kid again.
Our son came home relaxed and upbeat. The tone that you folks set for the campers was obviously appropriate. I could tell that he felt secure and safe when he left...The concept of riding around in the bus is sooo cool. This "home base" provides such a feeling of stability.
I think that the greatest experience was being with other sibling groups who are also trying to get on with their lives.
Things I like:
- Low camper / Adult Ratio
- Message about green lifestyle - you didn't preach to the kids - you showed them a real life practical application of technology, yankee ingenuity
- You are incredibly organized in your planning. I could tell that you had considered every aspect.
- Strong communication skills
I would send a kid again. I wish there was a way to get your message out to a broader audience. If the general public could see how therapeutically valuable this experience is for children who have suffered so much - they would want to help in any way they can. These kids need creative people like you to meet them where they are.
You are very good for doing this for the kids!
This was a worthwhile experience for him. He has been excited about it since being home.
I think it is a great program, made me wish I was a kid again.
I do thank you all for this fun and learning experience.
My kiddo had not been away from me since I got custody 9 years ago so we were both a little scared. He really loved it. I wanted him to try something new and be away from home to give him self esteem.
My kiddo really enjoyed the cooking and the horseback riding. Now he talks about going to the stables to maybe ride his sisters horse. This might build on their relationship.
She said that she learned about herself on the trip and she seemed to have new insight into dealing with others.
You must have done well because he never complained about the rain.
It is exciting to know what a wonderful difference you guys have made for these kids. every time they get this type of opportunity it makes a huge impact on their lives.
You must have done well because he never complained about
I am so happy to have a camp that is so perfect for my foster and adoptive children.