We couldn’t have been more pleased with the program at Agawam – from the wide variety of activities, to the high caliber of the staff, to the values instilled in the boys. At the beginning of the summer I was quite apprehensive at the thought of my ten year old son being away from home for seven weeks. Upon arrival, we were warmed by the friendliness and enthusiasm of both staff and campers. We were truly impressed with the boys (young, old, camper, counselor) going out of their way to greet us with hand shakes and introducing themselves. There was much evidence of caring and sharing among the boys and counselors. Thank you for taking such good care of my son. I thank you and your staff for your gentleness and compassion, your firmness and patience, and your dedication to keeping the traditions of Agawam.
Our son’s positive experiences at Agawam over the past two summers have had such a significant and meaningful influence on his young life. Many times he has been able to make the right choices in difficult or confusing times due to in part, we believe, the fact that the staff you hire at Agawam have been such inspiring mentors and guides
This summer certainly was a wonderful one for him. I observed the positive mental attitude he has developed over the summer and his progress in achieving many new experiences and his feeling of self-worth. In reading the counselors’ reports, I could see the improvements had made over last summer. Oh, what grand progress! This progress was made possible by the competent, enthusiastic counselors he had as teachers and role models. Camp Agawam has given him two fabulous summers that he will treasure forever. It was very hard for him to leave his friends and counselors this summer.
I want to thank you for your terrific staff and a terrific summer. He positively glowed when we he spoke about his summer at camp; even through the tears of sorrow he shed as we drove up the camp road, I could see the tremendous impact camp has had on him. Thanks to you and the staff for helping to orchestrate the changes in my son that I have yearned for , but have been unable to do as a single mom.
I just wanted to thank you for another wonderful summer for our son! Needless to say, he says it was GREAT. He talks about Agawam constantly -–and really lives to the high standards that you and your staff set for our sons. He made a nice copy of the woodcraft laws for his room – I even keep one in my classroom. Again thank you for a fantastic summer. It’s difficult to put into words the fine young man he has become…you and the counselors deserve a lot of the credit!
Attending Camp Agawam gave him the chance to be just a boy, to run, to play, and to learn about himself, and that is the greatest thing I could wish for him. For that I send my sincerest thanks!