Even though last year was my first year at camp, it took no time for me to get the hang of things. My summer at Adirondack was the best summer of my life by far…
I like Adirondack Camp because it gives me an opportunity to do activities that I would never get to do back at home such as water skiing, sailing, wind-surfing, and archery. Adirondack Camp helps me to reach goals that I would of never thought I could accomplish, such as swimming one and a half miles across a lake. My summers at Adirondack Camp are a great break from the stresses of my school year.
Jack, New Jersey
I love how nice everyone at camp is! My first year I was 7 years old. The counselors in our tent read us books at night before bedtime. This felt like home and helped me fall asleep . Last year, when I was 8, campers from the senior line would come to our tent to say goodnight to us. I can’t wait till my little brother is at camp and I can tuck HIM in at night.
Ben, New Jersey
I like that there are friends who I see every summer who are only from camp. It’s like a second life.
Bennet, New York
The food there is good! The bananas and apples are way better than the ones we get at home and the buffalo Mac & Cheese and cornbread are soooo good.
Willa, New Jersey
Although I’ve only been going to Adirondack camp for two years, I can honestly say I feel like I’m part of the ADK family. It’s a community of some of the most wonderful, caring, funny people of all ages I’ve ever met. It feels like another home when I’m there, and I just can’t think of a life now without camp. It’s the thing I look forward to most each summer, and even the year I couldn’t go I still wrote to all my friends there, watched each video made, and still felt as if I was included. At ADK I feel as if I can be myself, without anyone judging me, and I can take part in so many new and old activities that I love.
One of the many benefits of a summer at girls’ and boys’ camp is the opportunity for a child to gain perspective. For all campers, especially first-timers, being independent from parental care and responsible for oneself — in addition to a world of stimulating social and environmental experiences — your child will come home transformed. Some think their house looks smaller, or their town more crowded or their room full of inconsequential stuff. Some want to begin exploring new interests or decide they’ve outgrown their old crowd. This shift in perspective is an invaluable sense of developing values and we think you’ll be astounded at the changes, both large and small, that the week-by-week program at ADK will stimulate.
I have grown to be less judgmental about others. I’m not afraid of moths any more. I appreciate the outdoors more and use less electronics. I’ve learned how to say new things in different languages from the international campers and mostly to be myself.
Kathryn, New York