What 2014 Campers Have to Say:

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. This session was amazing. I can’t wait until next year. Thanks again :)

“All the staff are amazing. Camp is the best place on earth!”

“I had a blast. Can’t wait to come back next summer 2015 :)

“I tried all the activities at your camp and learned many new skills. Very fun!”

“I think camp is awesome. I feel that I am more independent there than at home. I like making my own schedule of activities and there is always something fun to do and friends to do it with. At home sometimes it is boring.”

“I had so so much fun this year! All the other counsellors were extremely fun and easy to get a long with! It was some of the best 10 days I’ve had in my life. Thank you everyone!”

“I love it so much I wish it was longer!”

“The staff were FANTASTIC as they always are! And the food was good too!”

“I would like to thank all of the camp councellors for giving up their time so that I could have fun at camp.”

“I enjoyed my time at camp, the counsellors were awesome and meeting new friends was great. I can’t wait to come back next year.”

“First I would like to thank my cabin leader for another successful year at camp Merrywood. His leadership shows what a leader of a cabin should do on a daily basis. From 7:00 till bedtime he is on track , he never gives up , and he gives motivation to the campers so they can do the stuff that is challenging . He also shows by example how a cabin leader should work and act. Next I want to thank my counsellors for helping me through session one at camp Merrywood, they are the leaders of tomorrow and I can tell you they are now my friends for ever and always.”

What Parents of 2014 Campers Have to Say:

“The camp experience is so very important to my son who is an only child. He never really makes friends – so the camps really make him feel a part of a group – and away from his ‘regular’ life with either Mum or Dad – it makes him feel very grown up and independent. For the parents it is such a wonderful break I just can’t explain knowing that your child is well cared for and you don’t have to worry – and that he will be feeling so happy and independent and learning new life skills by having to be “on his own” – is just wonderful . Thank you to all the Merrywood Team.”

“I wanted to send you an email thanking you for all your assistance in getting W to camp Woodeden this summer. He thoroughly enjoyed camp and talks about the friends he made and all the great activities he did there all the time. We look forward to him attending again next year.”

“My son has just returned from camp. I have had tears of joy in both dropping him off and picking him up. It is incredible to see how happy my son is with the welcoming staff and peers. My son has had so many challenges lately, and to see him so happy and in such wonderful surroundings, is the ultimate gift that Easter Seals can give to a parent. Thank you for all that you do.”

“We just want to thank you for allowing our daughter to attend camp – she loves to go and considering we can’t afford full payment we wish to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. For her to go to camp makes her feel normal. Thanks a million.”

“Keep up the wonderful work! It was my daughter’s 14th year there and every year she is more excited to go back!”

“Our son had an incredible time. This was his first year and will definitely be back!”

“This discovery camp was an amazing experience for J – and for our family. We so appreciated the way that he was taken care of in every way. We were surprised to get a call from the camp on Tuesday – but quickly relieved when it was only a glowing update on J’s progress. We also appreciated the daily journal and the “Camper Experience” form that J brought home from camp as it gave us a detailed day account – and also the encouragement that J would do well at a 10 day camp next year. Many, many thanks!”