Camp Healing - Testimonials
Confidence to grow
At the end of the week, I realized I was in fact capable of doing everything I set out to do. The activities helped me see myself in a positive light. Since Hero’s, I am more confident, more empathetic, more intuitive and more capable.
All the experiences I’ve had at Hole in the Wall have shaped me into who I am today. That’s absolutely incredible - that I can credit one place for being the source of my happiness and strength, and that I can take it all with me every day.
— Hero's Journey® Camper
Magic of Connection
My family and I had our first experience with Camp in June 2016. Those four days and nights changed all our lives forever. Family Weekend is such a special time to get away from the “real world” and have fun together with others who understand a medically fragile life.
People talk about the ‘magic of Camp’ — it is real. There is no way to put it into words, it’s something that can only be felt.
— Sherry, Camper Parent & Volunteer
A Short Time Creates Lifelong Connections
It’s unbelievable how much we all miss it and especially each other. The bonds we’ve created, they will truly be everlasting. THANK GOD FOR A PLACE LIKE CAMP! And of course, Paul too and everybody else that has made such a place possible. Honest! When I wake up with ‘Stars in the Sky’ stuck in my head, I know it’s going to be a good day – how could it not?!
— Camper Addie
Together, We All Grow and Heal
I feel immensely grateful to be part of such a great endeavor. Camp provides innumerable benefits for the children – it is the chance to temporarily escape a medical facility. I saw the campers grow and mature over the week; in hindsight, I did too…
— Summer Camp Volunteer Jessica
The Healing Found in Play
Each [Camp] staff I have met has provided unique and heartfelt stories. From having someone who is coming to do something with the child instead of to them, to allowing the child a chance to be a kid for a little while. For some of our kids who are in for long periods of time, it is a positive break from isolation – without any baggage of being evaluated or judged.
— Hospital Partner Staff