A Parents Perspective
Here is what some of the parents of our campers have to say about
|Dear SEEK Staff,
Words cannot express what your
camp has meant to my daughter and me. The fact that she has a place
to go for this kind of experience, where she is not only cared for
but accepted for who she is…that’s huge! I know she
has a great time because she watches the video over and over…and
over…and over. Sometimes she even packs her backpack and goes
and gets in the car, saying “Camp”.
This will be our last year for Children’s’
SEEK camp, but she will definitely attend the Youth Camp next summer
if at all possible.
Just to let you know what a mother does while her
child is at camp…
Lindsay’s first year I wall papered my living room and spent
some quality time with my middle daughter at a cabin on Take Texoma.
When we left my her sister at camp that first year, we were both
so scared to leave. I kept the cell phone right beside me the whole
time. Of course, you never called.
This year, I did what “I” wanted to
do. My oldest daughter is driving and has a job, so I went on a
date with my husband, went shopping and to lunch with friends.
Thanks SEEK volunteers. You not only have served
my child and my family, you have served the Lord this week!
…for when you did it to the least of these…you did
it to Me. Matthew 25:40
God Bless You All!
A SEEK Mom
|Dear SEEK Counselors,
SEEK Camp has been a God
send and we love you all. Thank you for all your hard work and love
you give to make it such a wonderful place for our very special
children. These past two years since our son has attended camp,
I have seen such a positive change in him. He likes himself better
now and has made friends at school. Please keep up the great job
you are doing, because you and your staff are making good things
happen in a lot of very special children’s lives.
|Letter from a Parent
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for
all you do! We picked up our son today from camp, and I was moved
to tears to see him interacting and smiling.
To see that he had made friends and had so much fun! - I do not
know if you can truly understand just how much it means to us as
parents to see him that way. As a child with Aspergers, he spends
most of his time alone and so lonely. Asking us almost everyday,
"Why don't I have friends?" And when you do find someone
close to his age who will spend time with him, we have to worry
about how he will act, or what he will do when he is with the friend
and family - as most people do not take the time to try to understand
a child with Aspergers. They simply see a "normal" looking
kid who is "odd".
I can tell you that when we drop our child off for camp, I am totally
at ease, knowing that he is in good hands, and in a loving Christian
environment, and for that I thank all the staff from the bottom
of my heart!
The counselors are incredible - our child thinks the world of his
counselors - and told us on the way home, that if he could pick
anyone to be his brother, it would be his counselor!
Thanks again - and please let us know if we can ever do anything
to help with the camps, we would be honored to help in any way we
can! Y'all really do the work of the Lord!
A SEEK Mother