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Comments from Parents

"Allison has loved camp. She enjoyed meeting new friends and having an opportunity to do things she wouldn't get at home. The relaxed atmosphere and the "non-competitiveness" is a breath of fresh air in this fast paced world of "all and right now."

— Fourth year June Camper. Alexandria, LA.

"Green Cove helped my daughters with the endless quest for independence and self-confidence." — Norfolk, Virginia

"She came home excited and alive with the new experiences she'd had. Reminds me of me, who went off to Mondamin 28 years ago and didn't look back."

— Bethesda, Maryland

"Katherine summed up the spirit of Green Cove when she told a friend: "It doesn't matter if you are pretty or ugly, thin or fat, well dressed or not - what you are inside is what counts at Green Cove. The most popular girls are often the ones who are not gorgeous - who might be chubby - but who are great people!" It would be hard not to thrive in such an atmosphere. Each summer has been the best.

— Third year camper, Main Session. Virginia Beach, VA.

"Her first words off the plane were, `Why couldn't I stay...when can I go back?'"

— Houston, Texas

"She came back more mature and more confident in herself - pleased that she was on her own and able to accomplish so much."

— Lafayette, Louisiana

"Lauren definitely came back more grown up and mature. She appears to have a better sense of self, more self confidence and improved in the social area - getting along and being more tolerant of friends. She first said she didn't like camping but now says she loves the mountains and nature."

— First year camper, Main Session. Washington, DC.

"She had a wonderful time! A quote from one of her letters, `I didn't know it could be so exciting!'"

— Ormond Beach, Florida

"This was the best investment we've made for Michele in a long time. It changed her attitude (for the better!) and helped her increase her self-confidence and self-esteem. She made new friends, and was apparently extremely close to one of her counselors, who helped her a great deal."

— First year camper, Main Session. Laurel, MS

"It was an excellent experience for Julianne. She didn't want to come home! She continues to correspond with Elisa, Missy and another camper. I couldn't be more well pleased with your goals at the camp and the positive effect it had on Julianne. "

— First year camper, Nashville, TN.

"The children (and I) particularly liked their participation in planning their schedules."

— Charleston, South Carolina

"Camp was a perfect experience for her. I was most impressed with how she designed her time to learn new skills. She can't wait for next year!"

— Cincinnati, Ohio

Over the years, many Green Cove parents have offered to be representatives and references in their area of the country. If you would like to speak with a fellow parent, give us a call and we'll put you in touch.

Camp Green Cove, Established 1945. P.O. Box 38, Tuxedo, NC 28784. Toll Free: 1(800)688-5789.
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