My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jewish Child & Family Services, Chicago, IL, USA
JCFS runs a camp called -- "Family Camp" for over a decade now. It happens twice a year and my kids look forward to attending this camp like no other event! As youngsters when they did not have a clue about calendars, they would alert me to an upcoming camp by asking when is camp, and sure enough it was around the corner. This camp has taken the true spirit of its' name -- it has truly become a "FAMILY" camp. Now, everytime when camp comes around and I drive onto the hallowed camp grounds, my oldest shouts --"I am HOME!" Initially, I was taken aback, but it makes sense because he feels this connection to this camp since he has been coming to it from 3 years of age and he is a 16 yr. old High Schooler now. It is the atmosphere in this camp, the people that make this camp, the families and children that come to this camp, the special sights and smells in this place make it so SPECIAL! I have been blessed with rest, peace, sleep, joy and fun when I come here as a parent. My kids love the other kids, respite workers, staff, families, children and youth. They talk, play, socialize, run, horse-play, swim, eat, sleep and enjoy the wonderful company of unique, diverse, caring, understanding and compassionate individuals so much so that they go home and crash after a spent weekend! This camp has been a blessing to us as a family and has given us wonderful memories that we carry in our heads and hearts for a lifetime. When we come to this camp, we get filled up with all the things we need, until it is time to be replenished again! Thank you for this most unique and wonderful program! (R,N,Z,S)
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No changes to Family Camp. We would like to see another one added to the yearly schedule.