Fun Special Needs Summer Camp For Kids with Autism & ADHD
Camper Testimonials In Their Own Words
Camper Testimonials – In Their Own Words
We encourage you to scroll through the camper testimonials on this page – so you can get a real flavour for what Camp Kennebec is all about – in our campers’ own words. As you’ve read the different pages on our website, you’ve likely visited a page or two that had parent testimonials or an expert review, and certainly quite a bit of material that we’ve written ourselves.
Last summer, we asked our campers to write a few words about what camp meant to them or what they liked about camp. Some campers chose to write a few words, others drew a picture and others wrote mini-essays.
All the comments mean so much to us, since we know each of the campers’ personalities, dreams and accomplishments so well. And while not all of the camper testimonials may be easy to understand if you haven’t been part of Camp Kennebec before, trust us when we say that they are unique ways for each Kennebecer to say that they love it here.
I like going to all my activities and all of the friends I've made. Camp is a fun place for me to try new things.
I like this camp because it has a variety of activities and meals. I like how all the counsellors are helpful, kind and entertaining.
My favourite thing about camp is that it is all about having fun. Camp to me means having a good time and to relax and try new things that you never did before and to be free and make new friends.
I liked horseback riding and arts and crafts and ropes.
The activities were fun. And I made a lot of friends.
This camp means a lot to me. They are great people. Here it is fun. I made a lot of friends and don't want to leave yet. There are amazing counsellors here and the cooks are nice. The campers are always happy and it always make summertime worthwhile.
Camp means fun and friendship. I like making new friends.
Camp means friendship to me and having a good time.
- Luke T.
Camp a part of my heart and soul. I get better each day. My favourite part of camp is announcing evening activities so Arch can get rested and ready.
- Hunter J.
I like building sand castles and snack at camp. I like arcade games.
I like about camp is spending time with my friends and doing activities.
- Adam B.
I like tubing, swimming, cooking and I like the food at camp. Camp means to me - is fun.
- Isabella C.
I liked going to the Island Swim. I liked Cake Boss. And I really liked Movie Making and Photography.
Fun stuff like yoga, arts and crafts and martial arts.
- Jeff B
Having fun, meeting new people, doing some good activities and the awesome nursing staff! I do really like the evening program!
- Nick MG
I like horse riding. I like sports. I like fishing. I like basketball. I like ropes.
- Brian A
I like the island swim & I also like archery and making new friends.
- Ben P.
The thing that I like about camp are certain activities that I really like the most which are drama, paddle boarding, swimming and tubing. I think that camp means enjoying yourself to me.
I like the fun activities. I like swim the most.
- Brandon S.
I like camp because they just want everyone to have fun and be happy.
Camp is a fun place with a variety of activities like water skiing, baking and tubing. At camp, you feel very happy with your friends and counsellors. Camp is just a very fun place that is meant for everyone.
I like canoeing and the water trampoline. Camp Kennebec means "I like it a lot".
Fun. I like camp because I get to make new friends.
Making new friends and trying new activities.
Camp means to me that it builds my character. I like camp because it's fun and it helps make friendships. I like the structure of camp.
I like meeting old and new friends at camp. Camp means a lot to me because I feel comfortable here.
Camp is a place where you can feel happy and safe. Camp is where you are cared about throughout your time there. At camp, you can learn new things to do.
Camp means to me making friends, having fun and just being lazy. I like that it's fun, I like going to activities.
Spend time with my friends, enjoy the activities having fun. Grow with each other in the same K.I.T. (Kennebec Independence Team) program.
I had fun tubing. I loved spending time with my cabin mates and liked eating the food.
What I like about camp is the counsellors because they were really nice to me and the other campers. What camp means to me is to have fun and respect the other people around me.
Love everything about Camp. Kennebec means everything to me.
I like riding horses. I like fishing. I like swimming. I like kayaking. I like all the staff.
What do you like about Camp or what does Camp mean to you?
What I like about camp is being happy, and I can always come back here.
What I like about camp is that I can pick an activity I would like to do instead of going with my whole cabin 🙂
The main reason why I like camp is that I can see all the people I care [about] again. So this camp basically means everything to me!
I like all the activities and fun trips and the perfectly trained counsellors
I love camp because it is an amazing place that helps people with disabilities. Thank you Donz, Rob & Dee.
I like the everyone is the same.
Tubing. The swimming made me better at swimming. I'm better at archery. Yoga made me flexible.
I liked tubing and gaming. I liked (counsellors) Joe & Mike. I had a lot of fun.
- Adam J.
I like this camp because it has friendly counsellors, awesome activities, yummy food and I've made some friends. This camp means a lot of fun in every square inch of camp, and I wish I can stay here a little longer.
What Camp Kennebec means to me is that I can do great at anything & it brings hope for that I succeed at anything new I try even if it takes me many tries. I know I will get there! I enjoyed tubing, swimming & more.
It means to meet new friends and staff. I like tubing and horseback riding and woodworking and the kitchen staff.
Camp is for fun and it helps me with behaviour issues. My favourite activity is tubing! The island swim was tiring but lots of FUN!
I like to play sports at Camp Kennebec, ATV & tubing. I like the fun Camp Kennebec brings.
Camp is awesome & fun! It's an amazing place!
I like everything at Camp Kennebec. Arts and crafts, nature crafts, swimming, tubing, fishing, archery, Talent Show, dance, music, Glee, horseback riding, canoeing, gaming, board games, drama, cooking, outdoor cooking, Kingston trip, Bon Echo beach trip, dance, Cake Boss, carnival.
Camp means fun times for me!
I like swimming, tubing, waterskiing, and horseback riding. I like the dances and the food.
What I like about Camp is the serenity of it. In other words, it's peaceful. You meet great friends and much more.
I have fun at camp! I make friends, go horseback riding, swimming, eat good food, go to campfires. I do have lots of fun in race cars (ATVs)!
I like tubing and archery. I meet lots of friends. It is a very fun time. I always want to come back.
I like to sing songs at the campfire, tubing, canoeing, board games and most of all swimming! I really like the night activities mostly the dances and the Talent Show!
I like camp because my friends are here with me. Camp reminds me of the subway and TTC.
I love everything about camp. I hope to get a job here some day.
I feel happy
What does camp mean to you - HAPPY
What do you like most about camp - Basketball
Horseback riding, ATV and dance is the best day ever at Camp Kennebec.
I liked fishing, kayaking, climbing, swimming/water trampoline, watching movies and driving the ATVs.
To me camp is about being in nature, being with good friends and getting away from day-to-day lives. Camp is also a great place to improve your skills and try a new sport, tubing or art.
I like to meet new friends. I like trying new activities. I like being away at camp.
I like coming to camp because it's fun. It's fun because there is a lot to do and there is nice people here.
I love swimming.
What I like about camp is that you make friends.
Everything to me
The camp has changed me in a way that I thought not possible. The leaders in Holiday One were caring, they listened, but most of all they made me feel welcome.
Camp is a place where I can have lots of fun! 🙂
I think camp is very awesome. I really like this camp. 🙂