“One of the best parts of camp is the glow of inspiration that lasts throughout the year after I leave!”

– Bill A., Seattle, Washington

“Over and over one sees people trying things they have always wanted to learn and either didn’t have the opportunity to do so, or were afraid to try. At this camp one feels permission and encouragement to try everything. The feeling of fearlessness and accomplishment is palpable.”

– Nona H., Massachusetts

“ESCAPE Camp is a week where you can forget you’re an adult (except at daily Social Hour), and play, challenge yourself to learn new things, rejuvenate body and soul, and have fun with some great people of all ages.  It’s a true getaway, to unplug, restore, laugh, make memories and reconnect with yourself.”

– Jan K., Connecticut

“When I first came to camp in 1991, it was a week of respite from child-rearing and running a household. What a treat – to laugh and play with a group of enthusiastic and interesting people, many of whom are still good friends.

I had always been the last one picked for teams in school and was glad marching band got me out of gym in high school. I never would have expected that now at 71, because of camp, I’d be working out with a trainer twice a week, doing yoga, and enjoying kayaking. The camp staff (talented and supportive) and other campers inspired me to challenge myself and exercise regularly.”

– Sandy M., Connecticut

Pseudo Haiku for camp –

“ESCAPE Camp, a week apart;

be a kid, learn a sport,

make a new friend!”

                – Dorothy V., Massachusetts

“How would I describe camp? – Staying fit by having fun!  My favorite camp activity? – Social Hour!” 

– Burt F., Massachusetts

“If you looked forward to camp as a kid, you’ll be marking off the days on the calendar until your next adult camp week.  Loved the people, the activities and time for myself.”

– Terry N., Pennsylvania

“This experience has extra meaning for me because the first time I came to camp, five years ago, was also the first time I “put my foot in the road,” so to speak, after my husband died. I thought  I would never be able to feel joy again in my life, and camp proved to me that it was possible. That I might. So it gave me hope. Since then, I’ve climbed out of that dark hole, but I still love and need that week in June.”

– Nancy W., New York

“How do I describe a week at ESCAPE Camp?  Stepping out into a fun, friendly, energetic array of experiences which rejuvenate the mind and body and spirit”

– Karen S., New York