Dear Libby and "H"
Here are a few personal words about the Triple C Experience.
Hi H and Libby
My two had a wonderful summer and I wanted to thank you for making your camp one of the best things in their lives.
We were able to get away for a little mini vacation as a family this past weekend.
We headed to West Virginia for white water rafting and had a blast.
While we were there, a par
k ranger had a display setup about snakes.
We gathered with a group to listen.
The ranger asked how to tell the difference between a venomous snake and a harmless snake.
Maggie pipes right in about the eyes.
Hank was ready to scoff at her answer when the park ranger backed her up saying she was exactly right.
The rest of the group listening were all amazed that this little 8 year old knew so much about snakes.
She was thrilled to be the center of attention.
Well, she didn’t learn that one from me-I didn't know it myself. Your camp programs have been fabulous in terms of real (practical) education and life skills. Plus camp is always about fun.
Thanks for another great summer!
Your camp was his favorite part of the summer. I think he'll be coming back for 2 weeks next year.
Zach had a great time today....he's been talking about the flying squirrel for the last 30 minutes. --John
Libby and "H",
I don't mean to brag, but kids routinely tell me that I'm their favorite teacher. I have no doubt in my mind that it's because I incorporate camp into the classroom whenever possible! Scheduling kid appropriate activities over the Summer really taught me how to set up lesson plans, and I'm always tweaking camp games to make them fit whatever we're studying. My class is one of the few classes where we get up, run around, dance, and sing!
I will forever be in your and Libby's debt for shaping me into a person who is capable of actually teaching children and preparing them for the future. The assistant head of school even told me that what made them so interested in me was my camping background.
Hope everyone is doing well, and miss you all!
Kelsey "Sparkles" (No one here knows that nickname. It makes me sad.)
(Camp Staff 2009, 2010, 2011)
H & Libby,
Thank you so much for taking such good care of Nathan this summer. You always make him feel special and important.
Keep up the good work and we can't wait until next summer!
H, Libby, and Staff!
WOW! All we can say is WOW! Congratulations! If this past week was any indication as to how the rest of the Summer has gone then it was quite a Summer.
Tommy and Elizabeth had the best experience ever this Summer! Thank you. Your camp has helped them so much.
It was wonderful to sit and listen to them in the backseat on the ride home from Barrack's Road each day. The stories are endless...Ed, J-vizal, flying squirrel, Time Out With The Todd, I could go on and on.
To watch from the outside how this has grown and developed over the last few years is fantastic. It is, no doubt, through countless hours in the "off season", finding and training quality people, meticulous attention to detail and you as people - your commitment and dedication to teaching children the right things, the right way.
Thank you for all of that.
The re-enforcement Tommy and Elizabeth received of the values we stress in our family is icing on the cake for us as parents.
They get all this while having a blast and don't even know it.
Thanks you guys!
Dear Libby and H,
You run a top notch program and I will recommend Triple C to anyone who asks. Thank you,
Dear H and Libby,
Thank you for Triple C! The changes I've seen in McKenzie are wonderful. She jumps out of bed every day, dresses herself, gets her things together and just can't wait to go. On weekends, she is disapointed that she cannot go. It has really opened up something inside her. Thank you for working with her and providing this amazing place.
--Chris and Chuck
Libby and "H",
I'm writing to thank you for offering such a great camp to area kids! Will had a blast in Teen Scene this summer! As you'll recall, he wasn't sure he wanted to attend so we signed him up for only one week of camp. After two days of attending camp, he knew he wanted to come back for two more weeks, so we signed him up. Will thoroughly enjoyed all three weeks that he attended camp. He talked about it so much -- and always in a positive way -- that Will's brother Ben, who will be entering sixth grade, has already said that he wants to come to Teen Scene next year. So, look for us again next year. I'm sure that both of my boys will be signing up for a few weeks of Teen Scene and the Edge.
All the best, -- Chris
Dear Libby and "H",
Before the summer is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for giving Alexander such a great experience. I greatly appreciate your willingness to accept him and be so open and supportive right from the start.
As I waited with Alexander in the car until he was ready to leave, I knew through his tears that the summer had been a great success. The mud on and ground into his clothes is testament to the wonderful 'all boy' experience he had for the weeks he was with you. He met boys who are continuing to be a part of his circle of friends and enjoyed a rich array of experiences. Most importantly you gave him numerous opportunities to learn and grow. I'm very grateful for you turning every challenge into a teachable moment. He is taking those lessons with him every day. You will see us again next summer. Thank you for giving so much to my son. With kind regards,
-- Mary Anne
Just a quick thank you for a truly amazing summer!! I've really learned a lot about myself this summer and which direction I want to take my life. Your patience and guidance have helped me in the best possible way and I'll take the knowledge I've learned from camp into the life I know I want to lead.
Once I again, thank you from the bottom of my heart and hope to see you in the near future. Yours thankfully,
-- Paul Bott (Everybody!) SUMMER STAFF 2010
Hi "H" and Libby....
I've spent some time this evening on the Triple C website and trying to figure out our summer schedule. I just wanted to write and say, first of all, thank you for all that you and your team have done with Owen so far. I really feel like this past summer was a beginning for him with regard to friendship, respect, and most importantly, character building. That's why we've opted for school day out with you instead of the at-school care!
Helpful camp tips from a parent’s perspective:
Having two boys at Triple C over the last 11 years, I have learned a few things that make life a little easier during the summer. One thing that has helped immensely is to have a snack in the car for the ride home. Usually, they are hot and tired when getting off the bus and grapes, apple slices, a handful of nuts, or a little something helps everyone have a more pleasant ride home. When my oldest started camp, he used to sit on the couch in his camp clothes while I would make dinner. I found out quickly that this increased the dirt in the house and also increased the need to clean. We are always running during the week and on the weekends too, so to reduce dirt in the house I put a bucket by the door. When they come in from camp in the evening, they strip at the door and then straight into the shower. Dinner comes after showers and since they had a snack in the car, they are able to hold out until they are clean. On nights we are not headed back out (like to Triple C soccer games) pajamas are the dinner table attire. I have found that these few tips make the summer schedule easier for all of us.
Another helpful tip-pack an extra pair of socks the night before in a separate Ziploc bag. If the creek is involved in daily activities or it rains, it makes for a happier camper to have an extra pair of dry socks- even if the shoes are not totally dry- at least the socks will feel better than totally wet socks.
- Karla Lesher