Can’t wait to go back!

Campers, parents, professionals and volunteers share their experiences attending the Over The Wall Therapeutic Recreation Programme

Over The Wall Therapeutic Recreation Programme“It is truly impossible to put the Over The Wall camp into words. From the staff and volunteers, to the campers: every single person is just incredible. The camps are the highlight of my year and heaven on earth for me. I look forward to seeing the photos that were taken this past week, which I will treasure forever. Leaving camp this morning was so difficult and emotional for me - but that shows what a great time I've had there.”– Camper

“Camp was amazing. Had a great time, met so many people and new friends. Learned a few things about myself and I can’t wait to go back!” – Camper

“Words cannot express how grateful I am. She was picked up and dropped off at the metro centre and the love and care given by the volunteers was apparent straight away. I had to walk away with her in a bit of a hurry when she was dropped off as I became quite emotional. Campers have a wonderful time and parents/family at home have a bit of a break from the day to day worries we all suffer during and after our children’s illnesses, as we all know they are in very caring and competent hands.”– Parent

“Whenever you speak to him about camp his face lights up and his eyes sparkle. He has made many new friends and can't wait to be a volunteer. Sometimes the brothers and sisters of sick children get forgotten about but not with Over The Wall.”–Parent

“My son is at camp as I speak. It took two staff and I to carry just his meds and feeds. But while he's there he's going to be like any other boy.”– Parent

“It was wonderful to hear a parent of one of my patients say that since he has returned from Over The Wall camp in 2011 he has not required a tube feed as he is willing to try new foods and is now eating an adequate amount. I think this highlights how attending a camp can increase a child/young person’s confidence in so little time, bringing so many long term benefits to their well-being.”– Health Care Professional

“It was lovely to get to know such a warm loving group of people, both staff and children and to be made to feel so welcome by the team. The children and their families are very lucky to have such a good service available to them and all at no cost to them.”– Health Care Professional

“One word: amazing! Very tiring, very challenging at times, excellent laughes. Loved meeting so many new people and seeing positive changes in campers and team mates. Most of all, loved being a big kid dancing, singing, dressing up and having fun every minute of the day.”– Volunteer

“I have just got back and am already feeling nostalgic. Though it's not been my first time at camp, it has once again humbled me beyond measure and completely surpassed my initial expectations. It has been truly amazing to witness our campers gain so much confidence over such a short period of time and to support them in their transformation.”– Volunteer

“I could sit for hours and still not come up with the words.It has been the most rewarding experience of my life and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the campers and my team mates. An experience I would love to repeat.”– Volunteer

Campers, parents, professionals and volunteers, attending Over The Wall Therapeutic Recreation Programme, United Kingdom

Page created: 16/02/2013
Page last updated: 02/04/2013
 
 
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