Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Thanks for making Will’s summer awesome! 

When do you put out 2024 dates? 


Christy - Barrie, Ontario

Monday, 2 October 2023

Thanks for a great camp experience this year!

Christy - Michigan

Friday, 22 September 2023

Good morning,

Winston really enjoyed camp this year, he bonded well with the councillor and really looked up to him. He had his first triathlon a couple weeks ago, definitely needs some finesse in the water BUT chikopi gave him the skills and confidence to try it!  Thanks for having Winston, he wants to come back next year! 


Carolyn - Burlington

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Dear Colette,

Thank you for your warm words & wishes!   Boys are well and they still reminisce about their wonderful camp experience.

I hope everything is well with you and that the fall transition is smooth and painless!



Irina - Thornhill

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

I very much appreciate what you do for these boys!

Thank you.


Linda - Maberly, Ontario

Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Thanks Collete,

Tejas had nice experience. See you next year.



Ritu - Texas

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Hello Colette,
Jay is enjoying his school life.
Jay still often talks about all his Chikopi memories. He also greatly misses his past summers in Chikopi. He loves all the people and animals he met in Chikopi. Instead of visiting Korea next summer, he wants to go back to the camp in Chikopi. And this fall, he plans to take swimming lessons in Barrie. He loves swimming now. For all these I thank you. I hope you are always happy and healthy.
Best regards, Angela

Angela - Korea

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Thank you very much Collette dearest.

Lian was very happy. 


Armando - Morelos, Mexico


Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Thank you kindly Colette,

I hope you had a wonderful summer. Now that it is winding down for you, I hope you find the little moments to connect with nature. Make sure you feel the grass between your toes everyday!

You are blessed to live such a full life and to give back to the world by mentoring young boys on their journey to manhood.

I look forward to another season with you and hope we may cross paths the next time I am dropping off or picking up my son.


Bryan - Quebec

Monday, 18 September 2023

Dear Colette,

I hope you enjoyed your Summer amongst the boys and then without them

Vanessa - Marseille, France

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Dear Colette,

I have been thinking of you but back to school is always a busy time.

I really want to thank you for the great time Patricio spent at Chikopi. Everyday I find out more and more lessons learned and experiences enjoyed because there is not one day that Patricio doesn’t miss Chikopi and remembers you.

My greatest surprise is how you managed to take away my picky eater and returned a try everything- be grateful for anything boy. Thank you so much for that.

He grew up, came back stronger (physically and mentally) and with incredible self-confidence.

Thank you for working so hard on building this paradise for my boy. I will be forever grateful.



Frances - Miramar

Sunday, 10 September 2023

Hi Colette,

Ethan had a wonderful time again this year at camp!

Thank you!


Linda - Peterborough

Thursday, 31 August 2023

Hi Colette,

I hope the rest of summer went well! The boys had an amazing time and it has been great to see how much they have grown. They had their first cross country meet yesterday. Kameron dropped over 4 minutes from his time last year and Kolby did awesome for his first ever race. Kooper made the travel soccer team and has been busy. 

Thank you! I hope all is well.


Becky - Michigan

Saturday, 19 August 2023

Hi Colette,

I want to send a big thank you for all you did for Leo! He has come home, a different person - more confident and resilient!  As you know, he found it really hard but I am so thankful you did not let him give up! He wants to return next year and is hoping if he works harder, he will be able to return as a camp counsellor in the future. You even got him to smile for the camera!  haha

Thank you to your entire team! I hope you have a restful fall.


Nancy - Alberta

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

We have him, and he had a great summer!! Next week we will plan for 3 weeks 

Jenny - D.C.

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Hello Colette,
I was very moved by your kindness.
I heard that Jay had many happy experiences at the camp.
Thank you so much.
Best regards, Angela

Angela - Korea

Friday, 28 July 2023

Hi Colette, Camp Chikopi

Chase had a wonderful time at the camp. Thank you so much for taking

care of him.

Kind regards


Ayako - Toronto

Friday, 28 July 2023


Aidan had a wonderful time at camp and except for the oatmeal he had nothing but glowing things to say.

Aidan can be a bit of a complainer so this is the ultimate compliment! If we can afford it he will be back again next year!!!

Many thanks to you and all your staff, Aidan had a great time and memorable camp experience!



Lynn - New Brunswick

Thursday, 27 July 2023

Dear Colette,

The boys have arrived home safe and sound this morning. They have been explaining many of their wonderful experiences at Camp! Alejandro is already talking about coming back next year. Both explained how wonderful and devoted you are!

Thank you so much for making possible this wonderful experience for our boys.

Say thank you on our behalf to your daughter and the rest of the Camp counselors.

We will be in touch for next year. Let me know if there are any early bird discounts as they may be coming back next year!

Have a great rest of the summer.

Best wishes,


Maria - Barcelona, Spain

Monday, 10 July 2023

I know they both enjoy camp very much. I know they are growing each year they come. It is so good that they are challenging themselves. They look forward to coming back each year. 

Thanks and see you Wednesday. 


Matt - Michigan

Wed, 2 Nov 2022
Dear Colette,

I hope all is well with you and your family. Once again, Chikopi experience was transformational for our boys and they are still basking in its afterglow.   

Thank you kindly and my warmest wishes,


Irina - Ontario

Tue, 11 Oct 2022
Thank you Collette. I have seen the impact of camp in him already. He has been consistently dropping 5 to 6 minutes in every cross country race this fall. 

Kameron loved his time at Chikopi this past summer and can't wait to go back. His two younger brothers are excited to give it a try next summer as well! 

It makes my camp heart happy that my boys have the opportunity to have these camp experiences. Thank you for carrying on the Chikopi traditions. 

Take care,


Becky - USA

Sun, 9 Oct 2022
Dear Colette, 

Many thanks for your email. Arun thoroughly enjoyed his time with you, the staff and the children. He was proud to have tried the different open water swim events. He would very much like to return next summer. Until then, we wish you and everyone at Chikopi our best, 

Thank you for creating such a wonderful experience for Arun.

Best wishes,


Noemi - England

Sat, 8 Oct 2022
Thank you! Gabriel liked the camp so much he really wants to come back this next summer. We will make a booking again.

All the best;


Laszlo - Ontario

Thu, 6 Oct 2022
Hi Colette,

Ethan had a wonderful time at Camp Chikopi. He talks about it often. The question now is how long he can go for next year. 

Linda - Ontario

Mon, 22 Aug 2022 19:57
Hi Colette, Emanuel had a fantastic time! Thank you. 

Jenny - Ontario

Sat, 20 Aug 2022
Hi, Colette

I'm sorry for the late thanks!

Sky thoroughly enjoyed his camp life at Chikopi and said he was very happy. Thank you again for taking care of Sky. He will come again when he has the opportunity in the future, and he will miss this period of time. 

Wish Chikopi better and better. thanks!!!



Kelly - PEI

Fri, 19 Aug 2022
Hello colete! 

Thank you very much for the opportunity to be at Chikopi.  It was an amazing experience, also my mom says thank you.

I’m already home resting, the travel was really good.

Have a great weekend!

Arturo - Celaya

Thu, 18 Aug 2022
Subject: Thanks for a great summer!

Hi Colette, 

Thank you for accepting Ronin this summer, he had a really fun time and was very happy with his Chikopi Mile and Early Bird badges. He talked all the way home about the fun parts of camp, and particularly liked the chants and songs. 

I studied neuroanatomy in uni and am very aware that boys learn better in boy environments, so thank you for providing this opportunity for his growth and wellbeing :) 

Thanks for giving so many boys this wonderful opportunity, 

Laura Nash

Laura - Ontario

Sun, 14 Aug 2022

Hi Colette,

I had not been able to write to thank you for the camp, Sebastián and Emiliano returned well and very happy.

Sebastián learned new and better habits, he came back with a more serene personality, motivated with the exercise, food and happy to be able to return next year.

There are already several friends who have been infected by his experience and first of all God next year will not only be Sebastian but many more children who can live the experience.

Once again, on behalf of my family, Susy, Sebastián, José Daniel and I, we want to thank you for taking care of our son and giving him this beautiful experience.

I am pending the new camp, do not forget to notify us of the dates.

Receive a big hug and we are pending


Burchito - Veracruz

Fri, 12 Aug 2022

                I just want to thank you for this great summer. Boys arrived home very happy. Mateo enjoyed a lot his first time at Chikopi. Javier spent great time at Chikopi. He already came back to classes at college again.

I hope you and your staff finish great this summer.


Javier - Queretaro



Thanks for everything!!!! For your support, knowledge, patience, love, energy, courage, Constance, professionalism, care, and much more !!! Thanks !!!!!

Julieta - Mexico City

Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Hi Colette and team.  Thank you for everything you have done for Jesus back there at Chikopi. He had a great time with all of you. He arrived home safe. And returned taller and eating a lot jajaja. Hope he keeps the habit of the exercise gotten back there. And to keep clean his room. I will be grateful if you tell me tips to motivate him to continue all of those good conducts.

Thank you again, wishing you to end successfully all the summer camp season.

Best regards,


Silvia - Mexico City

Jul 13, 2022, at 4:14 PM,

Hi Colette 

Patrick left his Chikopi sweater he bought on the porch 

He was sad as he said it would be something he could wear and remember the amazing time he had at chikopi.

We are in parry sound and could go pick it up on the weekend, Sunday if possible 


Ed - Ontario

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, 



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 - 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. 



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 - Thornhill

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 11:23 am

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 - 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 - 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!

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.


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 - 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



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!




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 - 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,



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

Thank you

Raúl O.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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, 




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.



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.



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

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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