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Susan O.

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Review for Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc., New Haven, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am actually both a former volunteer (10 summers and 14 total years, counting off-season programming) and now a camper parent. Needless to say, my love of camp runs both deep and broad. Others have said many of the things that I might have said--about how camp changes kids' lives, about the excellent medical staff, about how well maintained the beautiful facility is and about how thoughtful and intentional the programming for children is. All I can add is this. I took my five year old to camp this weekend. It had been a bad day in kindergarten. She spent the weekend jumping out of her skin with joy. On Monday morning, she told the parent of one of her classmates that she'd been at camp, and the parent asked her what kind of camp it was. Her answer, "the kind of camp where you're a rock star." And that's the crux of what camp is: the kind of place where after just two days, you're a rock star!

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

the lives of children I have known, and now in my daughter's life.

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

build one in every state.

Role:  Client Served & I used to be a volunteer counselor and now I am a camper parent.