As we waved goodbye to the last of our 707 campers last week we reflected on what was a ‘seriously fun’ few months. Lots of laughter, smiles, courage and bravery from all our campers made it a summer to remember for staff and volunteers, parents, grandparents and everyone who is touched by a serious illness in their family. Thanks to all our campers and their families for making the magic happen, to our volunteers and Caras for their hard work, support and never ending enthusiasm. Here’s some feedback from campers who experienced the magic of Barretstown this Summer.
We thank you from the deepest of our heart for having given this opportunity to our daughter and congratulate you for the organization of the trip and for the week spent there. My daughter says that those will be unforgetable days for her and will always remember her volunteers and cottage mates. We are very satisfied to see her so extremely happy and feel very thankful to your organization.
I simply want to ask you to extend our gratitude to all people involved in making these children able to enjoy such unique days. In our particular case, the fact that the siblings, as “parallel victims” of this illness, can benefit and enjoy the camp, is even more important It is also of great aid for us parents that have to spend time exclusively with the affected child. Your camps are an enormous gift for siblings that many times behave like champions.
I want to thank you one more time for all your patience and huge attention to our children. I’m sure that in Barretstown work amazing, special people with a big hearts and kind souls. You are solving all the difficulties; you do everything to help rebuild new lives. That is really priceless.
My e-mail is to inform you that our son arrived very happy from camp and telling us thousand of stories. He has made many very good friends and you can believe me that camp has meant a unique experience for hims, which is very difficult to explain. Big thanks to all of you.