Parent Testimonials!Read what Quest Parents are saying about their campers' experience!
%22The improvements that Quest and everyone at Quest helped my son achieve were beyond our dreams!”
“I enjoyed watching my son grow and learn each day at camp. Watching his face as he reached his goals each day was such a joy for him and me.
Watching each child being treated as an individual and then watching them come together as a group, a team was wonderful. The improvements that Quest and everyone at Quest helped my son achieve were beyond our dreams.”
%22I was so glad to see that you know how to challenge and push our son but without him feeling discouraged.%22
“Love, love, love Jodie—great staff! Unique in comparison to a regular camp. Great redirection, encouragement, positive environment, patience. Professional staff who know how to work with these children!
I was so glad to see that you know how to challenge and push our son but without him feeling discouraged. He actually communicated his goals with us and how he wanted to move up to new challenges.”
%22I really liked that my son naturally seemed to begin to think that exercise was fun and important.”
“The teamwork of the staff was definitely the strength of Quest. You could see that you all worked great together. Most helpful to my son was that you pushed him to do things he did not feel he could do.
This was definitely the best summer he has ever had. I really liked that my son naturally seemed to begin to think that exercise was fun and important…Being active is now his baseline.”
%22Your program is the reason he currently has the first friends in his life and is surpassing the expectations of his IEP team!%22
“I cannot thank you enough for everything; you really did save my son’s life. Your program is the reason he currently has the first friends in his life and is surpassing the expectations of his IEP team. He is proving everyone wrong, including myself.
He recently attended a 5 hour birthday party and the parents said he was the best behaved kid out of 12 boys. At the start of your program I was at the end of my rope with trying to fight for my son. I was a party of one believing in him and had been told he would never be able to be educated around “normal” kids.
You helped him to find the tools to prove them wrong…what a difference one summer made. It changed our lives as a family in a huge way. The reduction in stress was phenomenal.
Having my son be able to make it through a school day and afterschool program without being sent home has made such a change in his and our lives. The first time anyone outside of home ever saw my son smile was in the photograph taken of him at summer camp. His IEP team were blown away by the pictures.
I still have the enlarged picture I was given framed at home; it is the best representation of him I know and love. I cannot thank you enough. Please feel free to share this with your team, they all played a key part in my son’s change.”
%22It reinforces the need for and importance of: focus, discipline, cooperation, patience and perseverance.”
“Dr. Jodie Knott’s social skills through rock climbing course is a fun and effective tool in the therapy of children with attention and social difficulties. It reinforces the need for and importance of: focus, discipline, cooperation, patience and perseverance.
Dr. Knott gently encouraged and guided each child and many of them found that they could do so much more than they thought possible. Experiencing and developing these attributes demonstrated to the children how they could be very productive and reliable despite their attention and social difficulties.”
"After his first week we knew we had found something that could help him hone his social skills..."
“Hi Dr. Jodie. I just wanted to let you know that our son had a little group of friends over last night. They had a great time.
“Since he returned to school he basically, one by one, gathered up a group of boys (about 5) that really didn’t have a lunch group to sit with. Our son had decided that he wanted his lunch friends to come over for Halloween and put it together with some help from Mom.
“Most of his lunch group and two other boys (who had previously been indifferent to him but had asked for an invitation), made it over last night and had a great time playing video games and going out for trick or treat. We believe that your summer program gave our son the training and tools necessary to do this.
“Before your training, he wanted friends and people over but didn’t know how to make it happen. Your program gave him the confidence to use the social skills necessary to make it happen. I have to admit I was pretty skeptical of your summer program at first but we were desperate to try something.
“After his first week we knew we had found something that could help him hone his social skills. Although most parents might find a little Halloween party as trivial or unimportant we see this as a huge accomplishment for our son!
“Thank you to you and your summer staff!”
"I observed teamwork, communication, understanding, patience, and friendship...”
“All three of my girls have their own unique social issues. I observed teamwork, communication, understanding, patience, and friendship. This process has not only helped my daughters to become better communicators, but also to learn tolerance and understanding for others.
They love the rock climbing, have become quite proficient at it, and remain excited about climbing as an athletic form of therapy in its own right.”
"Great experience... My son rates Quest Camp a 10 out of 10. We will be back next summer!"
“Great experience. My son loved it and the improved skills are enduring. Back to school transition was far less stressful. Using “unlucky” when things don’t go his way.
He is quicker to follow directions. My son rates Quest Camp a 10 out of 10. We will be back next summer!”
"Quest is the camp for kids to succeed in a nurturing environment that helps them build lifelong skills."
“Quest was such a great camp for my son this summer. He worked on his issues in a caring fun environment. He was challenged in a positive way that will help him in life to do and try new things.
I loved that my son’s worries or fears were dealt with in a fun, challenging, and rewarding way. He did things he never would even think he could do or was too scared to try (this is amazing for someone who has so many fears).
He always talks about doing those activities that scared him most like rock climbing, sleeping over, or the ropes course. He really enjoyed himself at camp and it was great for his self-esteem.
It was a structured program he could relate to and also be successful in. Nice to have other kids who have issues but see them all be successful and having fun, not being judged by their issues.
Quest is the camp for kids to succeed in a nurturing environment that helps them build lifelong skills. Thank you Dr. Knott—we loved it!”
Quest is a unique, evidence-based program that combines recreational activities, behavioral milieu and group psychotherapy. We welcome kids, ages 6 to 18, with mild to moderate social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. We are proudly accredited by the American Camp Association!
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