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Annie D.1

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Review for Experience Camps, Westport, CT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My son was only 10 years old when his father passed away very sudden. I would drop my son off at school every morning and he would just cry, telling me he didn't want to go to school. There were a few times i would drive away thinking to myself, ok he's gonna be ok today but then i look in my mirror and see my son running to my car asking for me to please please take me home. Aaron told me he was now different from his friends and all the kids at school because his dad died. I did whatever i could to comfort my son and tried explaining that he wasnt different. I knew my son's heart was completely shattered by the loss of his dad, his bestfriend, his one and only super hero Dad. I knew i had to look into getting my son help. I found Experience Camps on line and immediately looked into it. I did question myself if Aaron would spend 5 nights away with children he didn't know but i went ahead and showed him the video of the camp and he did some reading on it as well.
10 months later my son is on the bus heading to camp in Maine. Absolutely the best decision ever!! I picked Aaron up the first year he attended. As soon as he saw me , he ran to me saying loudly, "Mom, im not different, im not different" I will never get that image out of my mind. I think of it all the time and it warms my heart!! Next August it will be Aarons 6th year! The staff at Experience Camps, i cant even begin to describe how truly amazing they all. When the bus arrives at camp the entire staff is there greeting every single child as they step off that bus with high fives, hugs, dances, its such an amazing thing to watch. It definitely sets the mood for what is about to be "the best week ever" Caregivers get an email each night with that days activities, what was on the menu for lunch/dinner (btw, food is amazing) and the agenda for the next day. Also posted nightly are pictures of the days activities. I dont gi to sleep until i read the nightly email and look through the pictures. Experience Camps holds a special place in my heart for what they do not just for my son Aaron but all the children.

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