Our goal is to help children, teens and families realize their potential and nurture their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.
To that end, we truly value your feedback to evaluate our efforts to promote lasting personal and social change and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Here's what some of our campers and staffers have to say...
Today is my daughter’s last day of camp! I am beyond thrilled with your program and staff...what an amazing first camp experience! Your hard work and passion does not go unnoticed. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Continued success to you and looking forward to seeing you next summer.
- Mother of a 2019 Lake Stockwell camper
When my life situation changed a few years ago, it was just my son and me. I was looking for something for him to help with the transition in a positive way. I came across your camp, asked around about the camp which had an excellent reputation. The next issue was the cost; I was not so sure I could make it, however you guys worked with me with a military discount and such. Turned out my son absolutely loved the camp and the excellent staff. My son just finished up his second year and cannot wait to go back; I will do what takes to make that happen. And just when I think my high opinion could not get any more elevated, a birthday post card arrived from the camp. I figured it was just a generic response. I read it as I was walking back to house. I was so impressed at the personal detail - for example, it mentioned that he won the red feather his first year, and it was apparent the card was individualized just for him. Considering the number of campers you have, that's no small feat. The best part was when my son read it, he was very excited and said, “Pop! I'm going to keep this.” Guess that sums it up!
- Father of a 2019 Lake Stockwell camper
I wanted to follow up on my son’s Sun Raising” messages with a few words from us as his last week of camp for 2019 comes to an end. First, please know that today he may have a bit of a hard time as the day goes on, because he is very sad to see camp come to an end and it’s hard for him to express that or place his emotions the way we do. This week has been an especially good one for him, maybe his best yet, and he’s really appreciated the new friends he has made. Thank you for leading J.P. through his Lake Stockwell experience this summer. You do an amazing job (it can NOT be an easy one!) and coordinate a pretty exceptional group of counselors and leaders. It felt like my child was heading into camp to many caring hands and hearts every day. Victor was an amazing, patient, and exceptional counselor - the caring, communication, and sincerity he expressed was greatly appreciated and valued by us. Every day, my son was met by friendly faces from drop-off to pick-up. In particula, Emily and Victor were very much there for him on one of his roughest days. In terms of fun that will continue long after camp ends, he definitely appreciated when Johnny introduced him to the Magic card playing game earlier in the season, which he enjoyed with other camp friends; t’s now one of his favorite activities. And of course, the added activities (family Nights, weekend tent camping) were a great time for our entire family.
Again, thank you Lynn. We’ve been to some good camps before, but Lake Stockwell (and YMCA of the Pines) is definitely a very special place. We look forward to many memories ahead in years to come for our son and our whole family.
- Parent of a 2019 Lake Stockwell Camper