“I just wanted to thank you for all the amazing work you do to make Everwood such a special camp. My campers absolutely LOVED their time and camp, and it was hand’s down their best camp experience ever. They talk about Everwood all the time and cannot wait to go back next summer. You guys do such a fantastic job running the camp–everything from the communication to the transportation to the counselors to the activities–but most of all, your positive energy and spirit is infectious and the Everwood camp spirit is so magical. I feel so lucky that my kids were able to experience it and I look forward to future Everwood summers. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, for all you do.”
“We are so sad that camp has ended for this summer! Our son had such a fantastic time. I just want to tell you, and I really want you to share this letter with his amazing counselors…..all of them from swimming, to cooking, to bunk, to archery, ultimate frisbee, street hockey, soccer, basketball, wibit, orienteering, the list goes on so basically thank everyone. Your staff are professional, fun, intuitive, hilarious, empathetic, energetic, make-you-feel-good-no-matter-what, loyal, social, clearly love their jobs and want to please the kids, parents and their bosses. For a camp that is just 5 years young, you pretty much nail every aspect of what we want for our kid to have in a camp–what a gift this it….a true gem.”
“Every day our daughter would come home really happy and fulfilled with stories about what she had done and how much fun the whole experience was. The “warm and fuzzies” gave a seal of approval to good behavior, being kind and sociable to your team mates, or if you had personally challenged yourself and found a new strength within. This was all great stuff and exactly what we want our kids to take away from the camp experience – the unspoken curriculum – outside of all the marvelous activities they do.
Then when our eldest daughter, joined in the second 3 weeks of camp, making it her second year in the LEAD program, again you were able to offer her exactly what she needed – real leadership training and experience which she gained from working with younger members on the musical – a range of activities and settings, which personally challenged her, and all of which enabled her to learn new things about herself whilst working in a very supportive and creative environment. She was very grateful that her counsellors were so flexible, and thus enabled her to separate from the regular program at times, to spend more time with the musical production. Each of our girls bonded very well with her counselors, and found them particularly empathetic and skilled in listening, so that by the end of the summer, she felt that she had made new and strong friendships.”
“Everwood Day Camp showed excellence is so many areas, meeting the different needs of both my kids. As a parent I felt extremely fortunate that you could offer such a wonderful range of experiences and all of such high quality. We are very appreciative and grateful for all that you and your hardworking, skilled staff offered our children. My kids truly had an “awesome” experience.”
“Thank you for providing such a wonderful and encouraging environment for our pre-teen daughter. Just this past summer, she met a diverse group of children she otherwise wouldn’t have had a chance to interact with. She has exhibited a love for younger kids and had a chance to help out some of the counselors with various crafts + games.
She also learned how to cook, and since this past summer, has developed an interest in helping out in the kitchen at home! We have seen a huge improvement in her favorite sports, and she has even picked up a few more. She has overcome her fear of public speaking and dare we say honed her acting + singing skills while participating in your “slightly off Broadway” theater productions!
Most of all, she had non-stop fun and was a pleasure to be around (albeit exhausted) when she returned home each day with a smile on her face! Who would have thought that simply sending a kid to a summer camp in our own town would be so impactful and help with all of these life-changing skills!”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! We can’t wait until it’s camp-time again! Now if we could only get her to stop saying ackalackach-ing and A-W-E-S-O-M-E all day every day, then we’ll really be excited!”
“We wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you’ve done to make this month such a fantastic experience for our son (and us all.) Thinking back to all the research and open houses we did last spring for every summer program we could find in a 20 mile radius, we feel very confident that Everwood was the right place for our son this year. We are honored to be a small part of your maiden voyage, and know that your attention to detail was not unnoticed. We loved that he was exposed to so many different outdoor activities that would have been hard for him to do without camp… nature school, the ropes course, sports, tumbling, boating, and of course, the Wibit were all amazing opportunities. We loved that he was exposed to both free and instructional swim, and the written progress report was an added bonus. You took our thoughtful, introspective little boy and turned him into an outdoors enthusiast… no small challenge at age 4!”
“We would highly recommend your camp to anyone, with high marks for excellence in everything you do. Thank you for taking the time to keep parents abreast of all activities, schedules, and newsworthy events via so much communication. We will miss going every day (Our son is already missing his “new best friend at camp, Garrett… he’s a counselor, Mom.”) and the discussions we have every afternoon to recap the day’s action packed activities. Best wishes for a wonderful summer ahead. I know this will be a huge success, year after year. Thank you again for taking such excellent care of our son this summer!”
“Our son had an absolutely wonderful time this Summer at Everwood. He not only learned important skills, such as swimming, but also had a blast with fun new experiences such as fishing, zip-lining, and even cooking! He was learning but all he knew was that he was having lots of fun! He did have some tears when going to bed this week, saying that there were only a few days left of camp, but that was quelled when he was told that this was just his first year of Everwood Day Camp, and he would get to go longer next Summer!”
“Thank you so very much for making Everwood happen. We are thrilled with the wonderful variety of fun experiences our son had, and especially with the charming leadership exhibited by you, your counselors and your specialists. We eagerly look forward to next Summer!”
“Our daughter who is typically very shy comes home excited each night and she looks forward to the next day. Our son has been telling all of his friends about Everwood and all of the fun activities he’s doing. The Staff are very professional, thorough (safety first and very organized) and they always greet the kids (and us) in a warm and welcoming manner. We have been through many camps and after-school programs to compare this experience to and you should be proud of what you are accomplishing with Everwood!”
“Our son had an incredible summer of growth, fun in the sun, and happiness. We felt so secure knowing he was at Everwood. From the moment he was greated at the car – where every single person who came up knew his name, we felt he was cared for at this camp. You cannot imagine the comfort of letting your four year old go to camp when you realize every counselor on the grounds knows who he is and therefore must be looking out for him. His stories about nature, about boating, and about camp, were incredible. We learned that one reason we go to Everwood Day Camp is to make new friends and try out new things at least once. We learned about fishing and how it feels to catch a fish. We learned A_W_E_S_O_M_E!… We look forward to many more exciting summers together with your outstanding group of staff, committed kids and professional adults who together made such a wonderful summer of fun.”
“I just want to thank you for designing and leading such a wonderful camp experience for our son. What a fantastic summer of fun and growth!!! Not only did we feel confident he was safe and well cared for, but also that he was learning in a holistic way. What more could we ask from a camp! We also tremendously appreciated your excellent communication. The weekly newsletters and schedules enabled us to follow along with the activities of his day and dialog more meaningfully with him about his adventures. Also, our experience with your staff was only positive. It’s obvious that you love what you do and value excellence. Thank you thank you!!”