Testimonials

 

Quotes from Parents, Campers and Alumni

 

I’ve used the sentence “I learned that at camp” at least once a month for the past 20 years. Where else can a girl learn to shoot a rifle, ride a horse, portage a canoe and play the lead in a play?

-Parent and Former Camper
 

I am amazed at how much my son loves Mishawaka. Things that he would never do at home, he loves to do at camp.

-Parent of 13-year-old camper
 

Yes, my son had a terrific time and wants to go for 4 weeks next year. This is his second year, and he thrives at Mishawaka. He comes home so much more mature and self confident. What a great experience for him!

-Parent of 11-year-old camper
 

I gained self-confidence, made life-long friendships with people I would have never met otherwise, tried new things, mastered skills, developed quality character traits that were put to the test daily living with people much different than myself.

-Alumni
 

It was good to be away from all the electronics at home and just enjoy the people and nature.

-Girls Camp camper in 2011
 

My husband and I were impressed with the number of activities available.

-Parent of 9-year-old camper
 

He had a fantastic two weeks…he loved the outdoors, the exposure to new activities that we don’t have in Chicago, meeting friends from all over the world and being a part of a bigger whole.

-Parent of 10-year-old camper
 

His counselor was great. My son really respected him and liked hearing about his own experiences as a camper before he became a counselor.

-Parent of 14-year-old camper
 

I really like all the things I get to do and all the friends I make. Everyone is just nice!

-12-year-old Girls Camp camper camper
 

I knew it was a good investment the moment he started setting the table before dinner without being asked. He called it “service committee.” He even kept his room clean (for about a month).

-Parent of a 15-year-old-camper
 

We really questioned the need to send her to a camp because I stay at home and she didn’t know anyone there. But she came back more confident and begging to stay longer next summer. She also discovered a love for sailing. Thank You!

-Parent of a 13-year-old-camper