Stories & Testimonials
From a first time camper parent
“I spoke with Camp during the 48 hour call. From the conversation, my son is having a great time and adjusted really well & quickly to the Camp Wenonah environment. I was so thrilled to hear that. My son is a really sweet kid who makes the most of every situation – I hope all the boys are having just an awesome time at Camp. I’m hoping that this will be the first year of many to come. Camp is a quintessential Canadian experience of the outdoors, of friendship and of learning. Love it! Wenonah’s values really resonated with us as a family. It is a bit of a leap of faith to entrust your kids but one we felt really good about.”
From a veteran camper
“I would rather go to Camp for one day than go on a vacation for a year. I would rather re-group with old friends and make new ones than never go to school again (and that’s a lot coming from me … lol). I would rather relive Wenonah Games 24/7 than, than….. well anything in the world!!! I love you Camp, you have changed my life forever and I will never forget you! Because of Camp I have become a better person and met better people than I could anywhere else!!!”
From a female August camper
“When I think ‘Camp,’ I think of the same words each time; friends, family, home, love. I think of the cabins, the lake, and the campgrounds. Put together, all these things create my summer home, my Camp Wenonah.
Over the years, I have grown to love Camp more and more. Some may ask “why do you love Camp so much?” and for that there is no simple answer. To me, Camp is a home, with a family that loves you unconditionally. It is a home in which you are never left alone or without anything to do. A home where you don’t want to sleep or even blink, because when you do, you miss so much, so you try your hardest to live every moment. I love camp and I am counting down the days until I arrive there, returning home but at the same time feeling like I never left.”
From the parent of a camper and staff member
“It was a big year for our family and I wanted you to know how greatly and wonderfully impacted both of my children were again this year. My son, in his first year on staff, was both important and quite altering in a most positive way.
But it was my daughter’s year that was so truly moving. When she came home and described her week long trip as not only the highlight in a decidedly fantastic month but as “life-changing” I will tell you in all honesty that it brought me to tears in a most positive way for her… and me for her future.
POLARIS has been such an important month for a second time in our home. I cannot say enough about the positive benefits of this leadership program.
And it is clearly evidenced as I have now sent two already pretty amazing kids away and you’ve sent them back even better.
As I tell Jeff every year, Camp has the most positive and lasting effects on them both and for that I will be eternally grateful. We are so blessed to have stumbled upon Camp Wenonah all those years ago.”
From a new camper parent
“I just wanted to thank you for allowing my son the opportunity to attend Camp. He had a great time and came home with many new friends. He’s already asking if he can go back next year. For a kid who enjoys spending time indoors he seems to have found himself in a new and healthy lifestyle thanks to you.”
From a longtime camper
“I have truly found a home away from home. Camp means many things, to each person a new perspective, but it shows to me that anything is possible. People can find unlikely friendships in people that they wouldn’t talk to at school or in their community. It can strengthen old friendships and introduce you to new things like sports you haven’t played before. To me, Camp truly means family, and I have to say, thank you Camp Wenonah, for all of the great memories I have, and the memories to come.”