My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Camp Starfish Inc, Stow, MA, USA
Our son had never gone away for a more than a night with anyone but his grandparents. As a child with special needs, even the prospect of sending him to overnight camp was scary for us. But at every turn Camp Starfish was ready to support him and us.
With a 1:1 camper counselor ratio, and so much preparation for both our son and us, we were confident he would have a great two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, he was so proud to show us what he learned, and he wanted to stay at camp longer. He didn't really even miss us.
He came home more independent and mature and returned for another week later in summer, along with a weekend in the fall. Overall, it was a great experience, knowing that he had found a place where he was comfortable, respected and could learn, without the rest of the world judging him. We knew he was safe and understood.
For a kid with special needs that constantly struggles to fit in Starfish was and will continue to be an amazing experience. We plan on having him attend in the future for as much time as is feasible . And as a parent, all I can say is wow, the staff at Starfish is absolutely amazing. I don't know how they provide as much for their campers as they do, and the boundless energy, care and effort are so, so so appreciated and inspiring.
I honestly cannot say enough about Camp Starfish!