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July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

My 8 year old son, who has a Down Syndrome diagnosis, has been to Adam's Camp for 3 years and wow! he loves it and always comes home significantly improved in several areas of independence and confidence. Our daughter who is 3 and also has Down Syndrome, attended this year for the first time. She was beaming every day of camp! At the end of the week, she was more verbal and outgoing than when she started. The staff and volunteers are phenomenal, we have loved everyone we work with. This is a top notch organization which is both efficiently run and community connected.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

only increase its popularity.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 21, 2014

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July 21, 2014

Our son has been attending Adams Camp for 12 years. The therapists are the best I've ever found-and I search high and low! The families of the other participants are fun and relaxing to be with, and very committed to the camp activities. As our son has matured, Adams Camp has always been able to offer the next needed camp. Gradually he has moved from therapy camp, to a sleep-over camp, to full adventure! The camp is safe, organized, and offers kids an experience that is memorable and enriching.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'm not sure. It's worked so well for so long, just as it is!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 20, 2014

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July 20, 2014

My husband and I are the parents of a 13 year old boy with a neurological disorder. Our family has been attending Adam's Camp for the past nine years. Each year, our son returns home with new abilities that he/we did not know he had. His speech has progressed so much as well as his physical abilities since he started camp. He went from a shy child to one that will talk your ear off !He used to be afraid to try new things, and would quietly watch the other kids. Now, he is ready to try something new, and even if it is scary. Last year, he did the zip line for the first time, and was afraid. This year, he got right on it with no problem, and loved it!
I have been so impressed with the therapists that work with the kids at Adam's Camp. They are there because they want to be there, and they are just as excited about the accomplishments of our son as we are! I also have really enjoyed the parent conferences, which are really informative. Adam's Camp is a wonderful way to meet lots of families who experience the same things that we do day to day.
Our experience far exceeds anything we ever expected for our son, and we plan to return every year.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

July 18, 2014

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July 18, 2014

My wife and I have twin boys 19 years old, both endowed with Down syndrome and Autism; we have been going to Adams Camp for 16 years. Adams Camp has given our sons the opportunity to grow and enjoy activities that 'normal' kids enjoy, the boys have also made friends with many fellow campers, volunteers and counselors.

Adams Camp has also given us respite and is our only vacation we take every year, in all honesty this alone has probably saved our family and marriage. Thank you to everyone at Adams Camp !!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Every Day should be an Adams Camp Day !!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

Our son attended Adams Camp this last summer. I was very nervous about how his week would go. He has went to various camps and it never failed it ended up not being a good experience. Chris attended two different weeks and both were fantastic weeks. He grew in self esteem, confidence and more independent. He returned to school and the teachers seem to noticed a difference. We thought the counselors were awesome. Thank you staff for teaching my son that he's beautiful and important in so many ways!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 14, 2009

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October 14, 2009

Our family was blown away by the Adam's Camp experience. We have heard about it for years, but this was our first opportunity to attend because our son has been so medically fragile. Our oldest son has Cerebral Palsy, uses a wheelchair, has a G-tube, and requires periodic suctioning for secretions. The Adam's Camp staff met with us about 6 months prior to camp, helped us plan for his care, and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Upon arrival at camp, we were welcomed with open arms and met with the therapy team. Our primary goal was a fun experience for all of our boys (ages 8, 6 and 4). We had no idea how much fun they would have! The therapy staff was amazing! To combine PT, OT, SLP, Art, and Music therapists with two additional volunteers (that's 7) for a group of 5 children from 8:30a to 2:30p for 5 days was stunning to us. The younger boys attended "sibling camp" for their age group and had a ball. Each of the boys ended the week with a scrap book of memories that they shared with each other, family, and friends. They all experienced the joys of camp - Horseback riding, swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, miniature golf, archery, etc. The staff ensured that they were all safe, our special needs son was included in every activity, and mom and dad were able to have a little time without worry. We loved being able to stay on the campus of Snow Mountain Ranch - what an amazing place! - so that some of the medical care issues could be addressed with the least impact to the children. At the end of the week, we met with the therapy team and could not believe what they were able to accomplish. We really hadn't provided them with substantive goals because we didn't know what to expect. Not only had they put goals together, they far exceeded them, and incorporated their results into his scrapbook so that it could be shared with his home and school therapy teams. It has been truly inspiration to his other therapists and we can't wait for next year. The team recommended that we attend twice next summer, so we're doing everything we can to make that happen. All of the boys regularly ask about going back. Although we were tired, mom and dad are excited about going back too! We would recommend Adam's Camp to ANYONE - it's a fantastic therapy model and a truly wonderful experience for the entire family.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to experience a true family vacation where everyone had a good time. Also, the therapy information has been priceless.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Great people - very professional, knowledgeable, and kind.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many special needs children and families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 5, 2009

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October 5, 2009

Adam's Camp has been a wonderful experience for my son Andrew! He looks forward to going every year...and always comes back with more confidence than ever. I love sharing the "Dropping Andrew Off at Camp" story! My son Andrew was born with Down’s Syndrome. He is a delightful young man with a very sensitive spirit. To appreciate this little story, it is important to understand how much time Andrew spends with his big sister, Jackie…and me…and mostly females. He likes that…mostly because we all tend to “serve his every need”…as he is a typical male in this area! We all know Andrew has us wrapped around his finger…trust me…we are working on trying to reverse this a little! We know he does not really need us as much as we are there…and it is never more evident than when it comes time to drop Andrew off at Adam’s Camp! From the beginning to end…Adam’s Camp expects independence out of their campers! At registration the Adam’s Camp staff asks Andrew…not Jackie or I…how to spell his name. Andrew instantly spells it out correctly…and quickly! Jackie and I look at each other in amazement…he does not do that so quickly for us when we ask…sometimes not at all! We take Andrew to his cabin and he picks out his sleeping quarters and puts his stuff away. He then quickly loses Jackie and I and goes to the front area to greet all his new friends with a personal introduction and a handshake! Jackie and I are feeling a little slighted at this point. Andrew does not even care that we are there! We patiently wait to hug Andrew and do our “emotional goodbye routine”. We try to get Andrew’s attention but he just waves us on…saying, “goodbye”. We don’t even get eye contact with him. He is not interested in any of our nurturing from this point on. Jackie and I have no other choice than to leave without a hug. We walk out slowly in case Andrew changes his mind. He doesn’t! We get in the car and leave…knowing Andrew is going to have a great time all week. He doesn’t even miss us! It is amazing what Adam’s Camp does for Andrew’s confidence and independence!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In their efforts to continue to find and provide scholarships for Andrew to attend. As a single parent this has been a wonderful benefit to Andrew and I.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it to other areas!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

How much they personally care!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Caring and loving individuals. This is not just a job for these folks...it is a passion!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many other families and handicapped children all over the country to have the same wonderful experiences. I understand they are looking to have affiliate Adam's Camps in other states to accomodate the requests and needs further!

Ways to make it better...

I cannot think of anything...they are doing a tremendous job!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

is continueing to get contributions in a difficult economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Adam's Camp staff and volunteers are doing an amazing service to the community!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 12, 2009

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September 12, 2009

My son has gone to Adams Camp every summer for since he was eight years old, (he is now 17). Even the from the first year, he was ok being away from us because he was doing so many fun things with activities paced for kids with disabilities and with great councelors. He has enjoyed camp every year and misses everyone when he gets home.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my son have fun with other kids and be independant from his familoy

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Don't know

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are very accomodating and caring

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, fun they always remember my son from year to year

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide more scholarships for needy kids with developmental disabilities, expand the number of kids served and perhaps have a program over Christmas break

Ways to make it better...

Nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, keeping costs down

One thing I'd also say is that...

nothing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 11, 2009

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September 11, 2009

I am a pediatrician who has many special needs patients in my practice. Before my week as a volunteer on an Adam's Camp Mountain Therapy team of 4-8 y. kids w/autism spectrum disorder, I had no idea how much these kids could accomplish in 5 days of integrated therapy. First words, stronger steps, accomplishing life skills - It was truly amazing to see the progress. I learned SO much from therapists, parents and the kids- tips to help me in the office with interactions and exams, parent perspectives and HOPE to pass along to parents in my own practice. I became a member of the Adam's Camp Board after that first summer as a volunteer. Board work has been very rewarding but I still look forward to my summer weeks as a "hands on" volunteer at camp with a new team of kids. This past year it was kids with Down Syndrome - I had a blast! I would highly recommend the camp volunteer experience to any medical provider/provider-to-be seeking an uplifting, hands-on learning opportunity that will positively change the way you approach kids with special needs and their families.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The growth it provides to the individual and the HOPE and SUPPORT it provides to families of special needs children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Compassionate, hard-working, devoted, excited to work together as a team to meet the child's goals. These were some of the BEST therapists I've ever known.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create and support other venues to expand or "seed" the program to provide services for an "Adam's Camp experience" in other parts of the country. There are SO MANY kids and families throughout the US who could thrive with an experience like Adam's Camp.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 23, 2009

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August 23, 2009

Our family has participated in the Adam's Camp program for 10 years. The experience this camp offers far exceeds a parents dream for their child with special needs. Adam's Camp staff have successfully provided well-trained and experienced therapist for the camps. A parent may suspect their special child may never climb a rock wall, or enjoy rafting the river, find strength and courage in tackling the zip- line, but the therapist Adam's camp provides, all of these things are not only possible, but doable. The camp not only takes care and opens doors for our special children, the camp provides sibling camp as well. This provides the siblings of our special children to see, hear and experience their reality with someone who shares in the reality with them. Adam's Camp takes care of the family as a whole, providing a beautiful, safe place to meeta nd share with other families who have similar circustances. Through this effort, lifetime friendships are made not only for the campers, but for the entire family. Through the years, Adam's Camp has strived to keep the best therapist and staff possible. In doing so, the organization diligently handles everything form scholarships for families who need assisstance with camp cost, sometimes sending a family at no cost to the family, to handling office duties with tight budgets. This reflects in the eventual overall quality of the camp.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate concerning the special children and their families. The staff and therapist really believe in what they do in helping the children feel accepted and successful. These individuals create an incredible positive atmosphere.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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