testimonials

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 12:07 am
Francisco Jr.

Dear Collete,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic summer camp experience. Francisco enjoyed it very much and continues to share his experiences with us.

Best regards, 

Francisco

Francisco

Sat, Sep 7, 2019 5:49 am
Dear Colette,

Thank you so much! I've been wanting to email you a huge thank you for the amazing summer for Tayuto and Hyuga. 

Tayuto has been telling me about his summer in bits and pieces. He said that you were the main reason why the camp is so special -- according to Tayuto you are strict but quite funny and a very nice person with a warm heart (high praise coming from a 14-year-old boy!) What I've gathered is that he loved that everyone was embraced and affirmed for who they really are, warts and all. He keeps saying, "Everyone is so nice at Camp Chikopi." It is now the gold standard by which he compares the world. Of course, nothing comes close to Camp Chikopi so he is often disappointed, but I think it makes him appreciate the camp all the more. And, Camp Chikopi is special also because I think he felt like he could be his best self while he was there.

Having Tayuto and Hyuga attend the camp was absolutely the right decision!! 

Both Tayuto and Hyuga want to return next summer, and we will do our best to work out their schedules so they can both attend for 4 weeks.

With appreciation,

Ann

Ann - Shinano Town, Japan

Fri, Sep 6, 2019 11:46 am
Thank you. Isaac had an amazing time!!

Sarah - Stouffville

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 5:21 pm
Dear Colette, 

Good to hear from you! Francisco had an amazing time with you, he could have stayed the entire summer.

Thank you and I will get in touch with you. 

Best, 

Adriana. 

Adriana - Queretaro

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 1:22 pm
Dear Colette, 

Thanks so much for your email and for your kind words.  We are super excited about getting the 2020 Enrollment package as there is not a single day that passes by when they don't talk about Chikopi.   We also see a new level of maturity, thoughtfulness and physical strength that you managed to cultivate in the two weeks they were in your care.   

Wishing you a great Fall!

Irina 

Irina - Thornhill

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 11:23 am
Hello, 

I was going to email you to let you know that Indiana felt that camp was the best summer of all his 5 years.  He felt the staff was really positive and supportive.  He absolutely loved Bob's sister's talk.  I had 4 of your Chikopi boys over and they all stated that Bob Day was wonderful.  

Jennifer 

Jennifer - Tiny, ON

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 10:19 am
Hi Colette,

Ethan had a wonderful time at Camp Chikopi and had nothing but great things to say about the counsellors, coaches, staff and the friends he made during his three week stay.  We are amazed at how much his swimming and wrestling skills have improved as well as his overall sense of responsibility.  

Thank you for making camp such a positive and rewarding experience for him.

Kind regards,

Nina

Nina - Burlington

Tue, Sep 3, 2019 10:14 pm
Great. Thanks!
Cooper had a wonderful time at camp and plan to sign up again next year! Looking forward to next summer!
Thanks!
Soo

Soo - Scarsdale, NY

Tue, Sep 3, 2019 5:37 pm
Hi Colette 

He had an absolutely fabulous time and he can’t wait to come back next year.

Thanks again for having Thomas over and now he needs to settle down and concentrate on his studies.

Take care.  Graham Sharon and the kids xxx

Sharon - Edinburgh, Scotland

Tue, Sep 3, 2019 5:36 pm
Dear Colette:

Thanks for your words about Javi. Again he enjoyed a lot this summer and learned many things.  He will be happy to come back as Counselor next year.

We wish you and your family the best for the rest of the year.

Javi

Mon, Sep 2, 2019 3:33 pm
Hi Colette:

I hope this season was a success on your way to 100!

Everything went smoothly Daniel came back relaxed, fit, and happy!

Thank you once again for providing a safe, fun, healthy environment at the highest level. These experiences are formative, and will remain with him for life.

This time around, Daniel also made a few new friends, with whom he is actively corresponding! 

Daniel is already planning next summer, although, in keeping with family tradition, I may encourage him to get a summer job…

He wants to come to Chikopi for SEVEN weeks…

Hope all is well with you. Safe return to Florida, and have a great year.

Thanks again, Colette, for everything!!! You’re like a second mom!

Best wishes,

Eric

Eric - Tel Aviv, Israel

Mon, Sep 2, 2019 3:16 am
Dear Colette,

Mathis spent very good time with you at Chikopi and he will keep great memories of his 2 weeks

Regards

Mathilde

Mathilde - Boulogne, France

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Hi Colette!

Thank you so much - the boys had a wonderful time and I had a great time (always too short). 

One of the really interesting things is how much more cooperative they are around each other back at home. I guess they realize they have more in common than they think.

Paul - Walsingham

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you Colette,

Those are great news!!! Kamil was very happy, thank you for everything, hope to send him again next year!

Regards,

Carmen

Carmen

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Thank you, Colette! Andrew had a fantastic time at Chikopi-- he wrote in an assignment for school that "Chikopi was the best thing to happen to him this summer."  We are very grateful and he is looking forward to being back for year 100! 

Annemarie

Annemarie - Chicago

Thu, Aug 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Dear Colette,

I cannot thank you enough for this great summer Emilio had. He came back happier than ever. Of course he is determined to go to camp next year, for Chikopi 100 years anniversary. (I wish I could also go) =0)

Looking forward for 2020 enrollment.

I hope you know how much I appreciate you. If you have any recommendation to give me to continue growing Emilio in the best way possible I appreciate any comment or observation.

Thank you again, send Teagan and you a big hug from Mexico.

Warm Regards,

Matela

Matela

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Diego is very happy with Chikopi.

Thank you

Raúl O.

Raul

Fri, Aug 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Dear Colette,

Thanks God, Hugo arrived Hong Kong safely.  Appreciated that you and your staffs take care of Hugo in the past seven weeks, thank you!

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

Mi

Mi - Hong Kong

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Thank you Colette.  Dylan had a great time at camp and is excited to return for the 100th anniversary!
I wish you a nice last week of summer as well.

Debbie

Debbie - Bowmanville

Tue, Aug 20, 2019 10:12 am
Hi  Colette, 

We would like to thank you and all the staff! This was Tim's first time at Chikopi and we got him back all happy, strong, very organized and so grown up! He said he had fantastic time, learned so many interesting things, got new friends and definitely wants to go back next year, 3 weeks surely this time!

Lots of thanks and very best regards from your family to yours!
Katsia Chaikouskaya

Katsia - East Gwillimbury

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Hi Colette and Teagan,

Well Thomas had an absolute ball, extremely chuffed with all his awards and merits he achieved. 

He of course brought home some quality stories, I think that is part of the Camp Tradition, all of them very funny.

He met a lot of awesome people they all sound fantastic!!!

Overall he had an absolute ball and sounds like he was spoiled daft.  I have to make some sort of peanut free peanut butter millionaire shortbread, I’m sure that is not slimming world approved.

He is straight back into football and they all return to school on Wednesday.

Sharon, Graham, Thomas.

Graham - Scotland

Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:16 am
Hi Colette- Geoffrey is still talking about how much he loved camp, Christie

Christie - Baltimore

Thu, Aug 15, 2019 8:04 am
Dear Colette,

Another season is over and Alexander is safely back in the UK, looking happy and healthy. Was such a joy to see our grown up son back. Thank you so much! It is a lot of work looking after the boys of all ages and characters and our hat is off to You and all the Counsellors! 

Hope you have fantastic rest of the summer and we might meet you next year. Thinking of going on holiday to Canada in 2020 and picking up Alexander ourselves. Fingers crossed the plan will work. 

Warmest wishes

Mark and Anastasia 

Mark and Anastasia - London, England

Thu, Aug 15, 2019 2:32 am
Hi Colette -- 
I wanted to write to extend a big thank you to you and everyone at Chikopi for taking such great care of my son during his three-week stay. Kai came back fairly exhausted but he has been opening up more and more about his experiences. He certainly has a lot to process but I can tell from the huge smile on his face that he has many fond memories of his time at camp and that he made some amazing new friends.
My hope in sending Kai to camp was that he would be able to experience what a summer holiday in Canada is all about. To that extent, I feel  his time at Chikopi was a massive success. He definitely has a better understanding of Canada, the outdoors and of all the teachings he has been able to take away from his brief time at Chikopi.
So,  again, thank you so much and best wishes. Iain Wilson

Iain - Tokyo, Japan

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Colette, Jesus is having, a great summer we miss him so much but Chikopi is very good for him, he cares for you and your daughter a lot, he told me about Bob´s memorial that it was very beautiful and emotional. If you ever come to Queretaro please call us.

Thanks for everything.

Jesus Torre

Jesus - Queretaro

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Hi Colette,

We LOVE looking at the pictures. Looks like all the boys always have such a big smile. You are making magic up there!

A thousand thank yous!

Nick

Nick - Brooklyn

Wed, Aug 7, 2019  6:11 pm
Hi Collette,

Andrew had a great time at camp the last two weeks, we’ve heard some stories but I’m sure there are lots more!

Kelly and Jonathan

Kelly and Jonathan - Toronto

Wed, Aug 7, 2019 12:04 pm
Hi Colette,

I wanted to thank you for putting on such a wonderful day Saturday for Bob. It meant a lot for me to be there. Both you and Bob have played a huge role in my life and the lives of countless young men. You are really impacting the world in a positive way. 

I look forward to spending more time up there when my girls are a little older. 

Thanks again,

Bryan Crockett 

Bryan - Ontario

Wed, Aug 7, 2019 12:18 am
Dear Colette, 

Thank you very much. We know he could spend there the entire summer and be just as happy as the first day! Thank you 

For all your amazing work, it was an amazing experience. We can’t wait to see him tomorrow. 

Thank you, 

Best, 

Adriana.

Adriana

Fri, Aug 2, 2019 6:58 pm
Dear Colette: 

Thank you for everything. This summer was a great experience for me, I had the chance to work with great people and to be a role model for great kids. I hope I can return next year for the 100 years.

Greetings

 Mikel

Mikel - Mexico

Fri, Aug 2, 2019 9:16 am
Dear Colette

Julian arrived well and happy from Chikopi.

He had a great time there ( again) 

He llooks fantastic, his shoulders widened from all the Swimming, tanned. and fit and above all happy & healthy. 

Thank you so much

Hope to repeat the experience next Summer for the 100 year Chikopi anniversary.

XoXo 

Teddy

Teddy - Mexico City

 

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 8:24 am
Personal Thanks 
Hi Collet 

Hope you are doing well 

I want to thank all the time that PABLO stayed at Chikopi camp , he has growth a lot as person and as a family member , 

Thanks for your patient and flexibility in all the process with us 

María Devesa 

See you next year for sure 

María - Mexico City

Sat, Jul 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Colette,

Thank you seems insufficient but I wanted you and the staff at Chikopi to know Henry really loved his first experience at camp.  He wished he had stayed on one more week, he says.  Thank you for taking good care and we hope to see you all again.

Sincerely, 

Mary Winking

Mary - Chicago

Fri, Jul 12, 2019 9:25 am
Thanks !!!
Dear Colette, I am pleased to thank you and the Chikopi staff for the great experience that Luca has had in these two weeks. I felt him very happy about what he made and people he met. Me and my wife are also very happy because we think it was an important experience that gave him many positive teachings that he will hold for a long time.

Thanks again

 

Marco - Italy

Thanks Colette. Grady is hoping to go back to Chikopi for 3 weeks next year. Thanks again for the great experience Grady had this summer. He absolutely loved his time there. 

Claire

Hello Colette and Bob: Thank you very much. We feel very gratified to know about Jorge´s performance at the camp. He really loves Chikopi. We feel that Chikopi has helped Jorge improve his values, and will help him in his future life. Also, we really enjoy to see the way he loves sports. Thank you very much for your time in doing this important task for so many boys and families. Hope to hear from you soon.

Pilar and Ramon

Thank you Colette and Bob. Ricardo is very happy with the experience of the Camp, and we will see if we can send him again next year. Best wishes as well and have our best regards.

Ricardo

Hi Colette and Bob, I had meant to write to thank you for looking after Calum so well while he was with you.  He had the best time at Chikopi, he says Chikopi is the "happiest place on earth".  New stories keep trickling out, and now his favourite way to chill out is to watch Chikopi videos on YouTube.  He has just about forgiven me for the bedrail. Thanks again and sorry for pestering you with my worrying at the time.

Francesca

Dear Bob & Colette, Many thanks for your note, Santiago had a wonderful time at Chikopi and he's looking forward to attend again next summer as a CIT, so we'll see. Regards.

Raul

Colette: Thanks for your e-mail and follow up. Javier is doing well in high school and paramedic lessons. Javier really enjoyed the camp. We will try to send him again next year and look forward to receive your e-mail in October. Best wishes as well.

Javier

Thank you so much Colette, it was so nice seeing you again, and Andrew loved his experience. Chikopi is a special place because of all that you and Bob have poured into it over the years.

Sarah

Thanks Colette, Andrew had a wonderful time, and we hope it works out again for next summer. Best regards.

Patrick

Thank you Bob and Collete, Jesus had a wonderful time at Chikopi. We will be waiting gratefully for the 2018 enrollment package. Best regards to you and all of your family, God Bless.

Torre López Family

I'm an absolute lover and believer of camp and would like to help anyway I can. Thank you so much for all you did and continue to do for all the boys. Christopher needed Camp Chikopi in his life more than I can describe. Hope all is well your way.

Samantha

Hi Colette and Bob, I want to thank you for the excellent camp that helps in their development socially and mentally.

Karim

Dear Colette, The boys are really happy and fullfilled with the activities at Chikopi. Thank you for all your efforts and hope to see you next year. Regards.

Banu

Dear Bob and Colette: Emilio is finally at home; he is safe and sound; and we are very happy to have him back. As always, he had a wonderful time at Chikopi, how can I ever thank you for the wonderful program you direct. It made Emilio realize tons of stuff he had no idea it even existed. Warm regards.

Lourdes

Dear Collette, I wanted to let you know that Santiago arrived safe. He was very happy as always at Chikopi. All the best to you and all the team.

Maria

Dear Bob and Colette, Alexander is home safe, happy, and healthy. We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to you and all the amazing Staff for looking after the boys so well! Alexander had another 3 wonderful weeks and all well, we shall repeat next year! Hope you have a great remaining of the summer. Warmest wishes.

Mark, Anastasia, Alexander

A special Thank you to the whole family of Chikopi. My kids had a blast, and arrived well at Toronto airport. All send great, “Thank you thank you”. Till next year. Regards.

Marwa

I want to thank you for the great summer Emilio had this year. Emilio came back saying he will be at Chikopi next year for a 4 week term. He sounds more mature and aware of what he did, his times, his accomplishments, and his capabilities. I asked him who his friends were at camp, and he responded me: “everyone at camp”. I will be checking the dates for next year registering, so I get him enrolled as soon as possible. I have no words to thank you and Bob for your warm and kind environment. Emilio enjoys a lot being up there. I hope next year we get to go up and take Emilio to camp, so we get to know each other in person, and I give you the big hug that I want to give you now in gratitude for taking such a good care of my son. Kind Regards.

Matela

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