My son and his friend started coming to Camp Paivika in 1999 at the age of 10. Summer 2019 will mark their 20th year at Camp Paivika. My son even came to camp for two sessions for a few summers.
He looks forward to camp, planning and packing with great anticipation of what has become his “home away-from home” during these sessions.
Coming to Camp Paivika has allowed him to take a break from the stresses of school in the early years, and now his day program and home life in general. He’s able just be himself, enjoy the fellow campers and camp counselors he meets each summer. He especially enjoys horseback riding, swimming, performing and is eager to get involved in most activities.
While he is away at camp, I have total trust he is being supervised and cared for by the Camp Paivika staff and well-trained counselors. I know this first hand as my other son worked at Camp Paivika as a counselor, program staff and unit director for five summers.
During these camp sessions his father and I take the this much needed opportunity to go on vacation, have a change of pace, reconnect as a couple, reflect and be ready to welcome him when we reunite.