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Camper & Parent Reviews of Alpengirl Camp

Lauren came home from her trip Montana Alpengirl trip a girl changed. She had nothing but great things to say about her trip. What we noticed right away was how Lauren looked. She had a glow about her that she had never had before. She also has a confidence about her that has made her more out going and sure of herself. I think the trip was one of the most important events of her life. She talked about her friends she had met and the relationships she has formed with them. She now thinks about what she eats and is exercising more and looking to be a healthy teen. I think this trip was the best thing to happen to her. I know it has given her a sense of "I can do anything now". She now wants to try different things and has a more positive sense of herself. I can't thank you enough for the great time she had and we certainly look forward to her going again. I would and have recommended your organization to anybody that has girls of Lauren age. You have given Lauren an experience of a life-time and memories that will last forever. Thank you so much. Best to you and your guides, have a great year.

~ Rob (Tiverton, Rhode Island)

I can't thank you enough for providing Michele with an awesome Montana camp experience. She hasn't stopped talking about it and showing off her pictures. She loved all of you and in fact one of the first things she told me was that as much as she was upset about me leaving her at the airport on that first day, she was just as upset at leaving you all behind on the last. She didn't want it to end. When I first caught sight of her returning, she looked taller and her smile wider than before - all signs of her increased confidence in herself. That is exactly what I was hoping for from this experience! She is looking forward to another one of your camps next year.

~ Krista (Clarksburg, Maryland)

Lena was very enthusiastic upon her return from the Alpengirl trip. I asked how she would rate the program on a 1-10 scale. She said, 'a 10 because everything we did was so fun'. We really wanted Lena to have an opportunity to try new things. She especially enjoyed the kayaking. She also said the food was great and she obviously thought the guides were wonderful.

~ Amy (Chugiak, Alaska)

Thank you again for a wonderful experience Ashley had again this year at camp in Washington. Every year with Alpengirl she has come home renewed, refreshed and focused. You have an excellent program and the Guides are outstanding. Alpengirl continues to be #1 in our lives. Hopefully, someday Ashley can join you as a Guide herself!

~ Kathy (Kamiah, Idaho)

The camp was great for Samantha's self-esteem. Great friendships were found, last weekend, Samantha and Megan (Alpengirl camp friend) were able to fly to Chicago to be with Zoe (Alpengirl camp friend) for her Bat Mitzvah! I keep hearing about the foods they ate at Alpengirl. Last night Samantha actually asked me to get some stone wheat crackers! I nearly choked in surprise, way to go!

~ Shannon (Boise, Idaho)

In Jillians words, 'Alpengirl rocks!' Jillian had an experience she will never forget! She came home from the Washington trip more confident and more mature than I have ever seen her. She learned that she could exceed her own expectations for herself, that she could work harder and tolerate more difficult physical situations than she believed. Jillian is so so proud of her accomplishments - she refers to an Alpengirl experience almost daily - even 3 weeks later! The two weeks that Jillian spent with Alpengirl was indeed well spent. She was both challenged - to hike just a little further - and rewarded - filled with pride when a difficult task was accomplished. She came home a little bit sturdier, a lot more compassionate, and much more confident in her own abilities. Through experiences at Alpengirl, Jillian has taken several important steps toward growing up. Her best day was kayaking - her day to be the leader. She learned how to consider others needs when it was time to make a decision, and how to encourage and inspire the group. Sending Jillian on an Alpengirl trip is the best decision I ever made and we're looking forward to next summer!

~ JoLynne (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

Emily just went on and on about her Alpengirl trip this year. The girls were great, the sites were amazing and it was so obvious that she was so comfortable to be back with Alpengirl. I think for me that was the best part. To see her so confident and so positive - its never easy to let her walk away but its much easier when I know Alpengirl is on the other end and Emily is about to experience something amazing! YOU and your crew should be so proud of the impression you're having on these girls!! I can't say enough nor can I say thank you too often. To make it even better for Em was that she became my tour guide while we were on vacation - we even went to the same place for dinner that the gang went to while they were there!! She absolutely loved being able to show Mom around and take care of me!!

~ Lisa (Chicago, Illinois)