Olivia: Camp is my favourite place to be. I learned here that friends are forever. I think camp teaches you the meaning of friendship-I really mean that, it's from the heart. We hook up outside of camp all the time, and I think next year I'm going to be visiting Elana, the girl from Spain I met here. Being away from your parents is one of the best things, too. It helps you become much more independent.
Olivia's mom, Susan: Camp really is her favourite place to be in the world. I notice the change in her immediately when she comes back. She's a much happier person and mellow, very comfortable in her own skin. It makes her much more independent, able to solve her own problems, more at peace.
Olivia started going to Wenonah when she was eight and loves it. It's a great atmosphere where they can just be themselves because there's so much pressure on them to excel at school. There are so many activities for them, they can just let their hair down.
I really hope she keeps going and then starts as a counsellor when she's old enough.
Olivia, 14, seventh year, and mom Susan; Toronto ON