2022 Parents (Parent)
Tue, 11 Oct 2022 14:24
Thank you Collette. I have seen the impact of camp in him already. He has been consistently dropping 5 to 6 minutes in every cross country race this fall.
Kameron loved his time at Chikopi this past summer and can't wait to go back. His two younger brothers are excited to give it a try next summer as well!
It makes my camp heart happy that my boys have the opportunity to have these camp experiences. Thank you for carrying on the Chikopi traditions.
Sun, 9 Oct 2022 8:39
Many thanks for your email. Arun thoroughly enjoyed his time with you, the staff and the children. He was proud to have tried the different open water swim events. He would very much like to return next summer. Until then, we wish you and everyone at Chikopi our best,
Thank you for creating such a wonderful experience for Arun.
Sat, 8 Oct 2022 16:15
Thank you! Gabriel liked the camp so much he really wants to come back next summer. We will make a booking again.
All the best;
Thu, 6 Oct 2022 15:19
Ethan had a wonderful time at Camp Chikopi. He talks about it often. The question now is how long he can go for next year. 😊
Thank you for providing a wonderful environment and experience for him and all the other boys.
Mon, 22 Aug 2022 19:57
Hi Colette, Emanuel had a fantastic time! Thank you.
Sat, 20 Aug 2022 17:47
I'm sorry for the late thanks!
Sky was probably too tired after he came back, so he was a little uncomfortable. Today he feels good. He thoroughly enjoyed his camp life at Chikopi and said he was very happy. Thank you again for taking care of Sky. He will come again when he has the opportunity in the future, and he will miss this period of time.
Wish Chikopi better and better. thanks!!!
Fri, 19 Aug 2022 16:40
Thank you very much. Chikopi was an amazing experience, also my mom says Thank you.
Im already home resting, the travel was good.
Have a great weekend!
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 21:12
Thank you for accepting Ronin this summer, he had a really fun time and was very happy with his Chikopi Mile and Early Bird badges. He talked all the way home about the fun parts of camp, and particularly liked the chants and songs.
I studied neuroanatomy in uni and am very aware that boys learn better in boy environments, so thank you for providing this opportunity for his growth and wellbeing :)
Hopefully you will accept Ronin back next year.
Thanks for giving so many boys this wonderful opportunity,
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 16:16
I had not been able to write to thank you for the camp, Sebastián and Emiliano returned well and very happy.
Sebastián learned new and better habits, he came back with a more serene personality, motivated with the exercise, food and happy to be able to return next year.
There are already several friends who have been infected by his experience and first of all God willing next year will not only be Sebastian but many more children who can live the experience.
Once again, on behalf of my family, Susy, Sebastián, José Daniel and I, we want to thank you for taking care of our son and giving him this beautiful experience.
I am pending the new camp, do not forget to notify us of the dates.
Receive a big hug and we are pending.
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 13:43
I just want to thank you for this great summer. Boys arrived home very happy. Mateo enjoyed a lot his first time at Chikopi. Javier spent great time at Chikopi. He already came back to classes at college again.
I hope you and your staff finish great this summer.
08/03/2022 @ 12:35PM
To: CHIKOPI CAMP! ❤
Thanks for everything!!!! For your support, knowledge, patience, love, energy, courage, constancy, professionalism, care, and much more !!! Thanks !!!!!
Fam Lopez Cedeño Simbeck 2022
Sat, 30 Jul 2022 11:54
Hi Colette and team, Thank you for everything you have done for Jesus back there at Chikopi. He had a great time with all of you. He arrived save home. And returned taller and eating a lot hahaha. Hope he keeps the habit of the exercise back there. And to keep clean his room. I will be grateful if you tell me tips to motivate him to continue all those good conducts.
Thank you again, wishing you to end successfully all the summer camp season.
Jul 13, 2022, at 4:14 PM,
Patrick left his Chikopi sweater he bought on the porch.
He was sad as he said that that would be something he could wear and remember the amazing time he had at Chikopi.
We are in parry sound and could go pick it up on the weekend Sunday if possible.
Is that possible?
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2019 Parents (Parent)
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 12:07 am
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic summer camp experience. Francisco enjoyed it very much and continues to share his experiences with us.
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 5:49 am
Thank you so much! I've been wanting to email you a huge thank you for the amazing summer for Tayuto and Hyuga.
Tayuto has been telling me about his summer in bits and pieces. He said that you were the main reason why the camp is so special -- according to Tayuto you are strict but quite funny and a very nice person with a warm heart (high praise coming from a 14-year-old boy!) What I've gathered is that he loved that everyone was embraced and affirmed for who they really are, warts and all. He keeps saying, "Everyone is so nice at Camp Chikopi." It is now the gold standard by which he compares the world. Of course, nothing comes close to Camp Chikopi so he is often disappointed, but I think it makes him appreciate the camp all the more. And, Camp Chikopi is special also because I think he felt like he could be his best self while he was there.
Having Tayuto and Hyuga attend the camp was absolutely the right decision!!
Both Tayuto and Hyuga want to return next summer, and we will do our best to work out their schedules so they can both attend for 4 weeks.
Fri, Sep 6, 2019 11:46 am
Thank you. Isaac had an amazing time!!
Wed, Sep 4, 2019 5:21 pm
Good to hear from you! Francisco had an amazing time with you, he could have stayed the entire summer.
Thank you and I will get in touch with you.
Wed, Sep 4, 2019 1:22 pm
Thanks so much for your email and for your kind words. We are super excited about getting the 2020 Enrollment package as there is not a single day that passes by when they don't talk about Chikopi. We also see a new level of maturity, thoughtfulness and physical strength that you managed to cultivate in the two weeks they were in your care.
Wishing you a great Fall!
Wed, Sep 4, 2019 11:23 am
I was going to email you to let you know that Indiana felt that camp was the best summer of all his 5 years. He felt the staff was really positive and supportive. He absolutely loved Bob's sister's talk. I had 4 of your Chikopi boys over and they all stated that Bob Day was wonderful.
Wed, Sep 4, 2019 10:19 am
Ethan had a wonderful time at Camp Chikopi and had nothing but great things to say about the counsellors, coaches, staff and the friends he made during his three week stay. We are amazed at how much his swimming and wrestling skills have improved as well as his overall sense of responsibility.
Thank you for making camp such a positive and rewarding experience for him.
P.S.: Ethan also mentioned the passing of your husband Bob and what an emotional tribute you had for him. My sincere condolences to you and your daughter. Based on Ethan's comments, it was obvious that Bob had a huge impact on those around him and deeply loved.
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 10:14 pm
Cooper had a wonderful time at camp and plan to sign up again next year! Looking forward to next summer!
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 5:37 pm
He had an absolutely fabulous time and he can’t wait to come back next year.
Thanks again for having Thomas over and now he needs to settle down and concentrate on his studies.
Take care. Graham Sharon and the kids xxx
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 5:36 pm
Thanks for your words about Javi. Again he enjoyed a lot this summer and learned many things. He will be happy to come back as Counselor next year.
We wish you and your family the best for the rest of the year.
Mon, Sep 2, 2019 3:33 pm
I hope this season was a success on your way to 100!
Everything went smoothly Daniel came back relaxed, fit, and happy!
Thank you once again for providing a safe, fun, healthy environment at the highest level. These experiences are formative, and will remain with him for life.
This time around, Daniel also made a few new friends, with whom he is actively corresponding!
Daniel is already planning next summer, although, in keeping with family tradition, I may encourage him to get a summer job…
He wants to come to Chikopi for SEVEN weeks…
Hope all is well with you. Safe return to Florida, and have a great year.
Thanks again, Colette, for everything!!! You’re like a second mom!
Mon, Sep 2, 2019 3:16 am
Mathis spent very good time with you at Chikopi and he will keep great memories of his 2 weeks
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Thank you so much - the boys had a wonderful time and I had a great time (always too short).
One of the really interesting things is how much more cooperative they are around each other back at home. I guess they realize they have more in common than they think.
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Thank you Colette,
Those are great news!!! Kamil was very happy, thank you for everything, hope to send him again next year!
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Thank you, Colette! Andrew had a fantastic time at Chikopi-- he wrote in an assignment for school that "Chikopi was the best thing to happen to him this summer." We are very grateful and he is looking forward to being back for year 100!
Thu, Aug 29, 2019 12:17 pm
I cannot thank you enough for this great summer Emilio had. He came back happier than ever. Of course he is determined to go to camp next year, for Chikopi 100 years anniversary. (I wish I could also go) =0)
Looking forward for 2020 enrollment.
I hope you know how much I appreciate you. If you have any recommendation to give me to continue growing Emilio in the best way possible I appreciate any comment or observation.
Thank you again, send Teagan and you a big hug from Mexico.
Wed, Aug 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Diego is very happy with Chikopi.
Fri, Aug 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Thanks God, Hugo arrived Hong Kong safely. Appreciated that you and your staffs take care of Hugo in the past seven weeks, thank you!
Have a nice weekend.
Thu, Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Thank you Colette. Dylan had a great time at camp and is excited to return for the 100th anniversary!
I wish you a nice last week of summer as well.
Tue, Aug 20, 2019 10:12 am
We would like to thank you and all the staff! This was Tim's first time at Chikopi and we got him back all happy, strong, very organized and so grown up! He said he had fantastic time, learned so many interesting things, got new friends and definitely wants to go back next year, 3 weeks surely this time!
Lots of thanks and very best regards from your family to yours!
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Hi Colette and Teagan,
Well Thomas had an absolute ball, extremely chuffed with all his awards and merits he achieved.
He of course brought home some quality stories, I think that is part of the Camp Tradition, all of them very funny.
He met a lot of awesome people they all sound fantastic!!!
Overall he had an absolute ball and sounds like he was spoiled daft. I have to make some sort of peanut butter millionaire shortbread, I’m sure that is not slimming world approved.
He is straight back into football and they all return to school on Wednesday.
Sharon, Graham, Thomas.
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:16 am
Hi Colette- Geoffrey is still talking about how much he loved camp, Christie
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 8:04 am
Another season is over and Alexander is safely back in the UK, looking happy and healthy. Was such a joy to see our grown up son back. Thank you so much! It is a lot of work looking after the boys of all ages and characters and our hat is off to You and all the Counsellors!
Hope you have fantastic rest of the summer and we might meet you next year. Thinking of going on holiday to Canada in 2020 and picking up Alexander ourselves. Fingers crossed the plan will work.
Mark and Anastasia
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 2:32 am
Hi Colette --
I wanted to write to extend a big thank you to you and everyone at Chikopi for taking such great care of my son during his three-week stay. Kai came back fairly exhausted but he has been opening up more and more about his experiences. He certainly has a lot to process but I can tell from the huge smile on his face that he has many fond memories of his time at camp and that he made some amazing new friends.
My hope in sending Kai to camp was that he would be able to experience what a summer holiday in Canada is all about. To that extent, I feel his time at Chikopi was a massive success. He definitely has a better understanding of Canada, the outdoors and of all the teachings he has been able to take away from his brief time at Chikopi.
So, again, thank you so much and best wishes. Iain Wilson
Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Colette, Jesus is having, a great summer we miss him so much but Chikopi is very good for him, he cares for you and your daughter a lot, he told me about Bob´s memorial that it was very beautiful and emotional. If you ever come to Queretaro please call us.
Thanks for everything.
Tue, Aug 13, 2019 3:05 pm
We LOVE looking at the pictures. Looks like all the boys always have such a big smile. You are making magic up there!
A thousand thank yous!
Wed, Aug 7, 2019 6:11 pm
Andrew had a great time at camp the last two weeks, we’ve heard some stories but I’m sure there are lots more!
Kelly and Jonathan
Wed, Aug 7, 2019 12:04 pm
I wanted to thank you for putting on such a wonderful day Saturday for Bob. It meant a lot for me to be there. Both you and Bob have played a huge role in my life and the lives of countless young men. You are really impacting the world in a positive way.
I look forward to spending more time up there when my girls are a little older.
Wed, Aug 7, 2019 12:18 am
Thank you very much. We know he could spend there the entire summer and be just as happy as the first day! Thank you
For all your amazing work, it was an amazing experience. We can’t wait to see him tomorrow.
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 6:58 pm
Thank you for everything. This summer was a great experience for me, I had the chance to work with great people and to be a role model for great kids. I hope I can return next year for the 100 years.
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 9:16 am
Julian arrived well and happy from Chikopi.
He had a great time there ( again)
He llooks fantastic, his shoulders widened from all the Swimming, tanned. and fit and above all happy & healthy.
Thank you so much
Hope to repeat the experience next Summer for the 100 year Chikopi anniversary.
Wed, Jul 31, 2019 8:24 am
Hope you are doing well
I want to thank all the time that PABLO stayed at Chikopi camp , he has growth a lot as person and as a family member ,
Thanks for your patient and flexibility in all the process with us
See you next year for sure
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Thank you seems insufficient but I wanted you and the staff at Chikopi to know Henry really loved his first experience at camp. He wished he had stayed on one more week, he says. Thank you for taking good care and we hope to see you all again.
Fri, Jul 12, 2019 9:25 am
Dear Colette, I am pleased to thank you and the Chikopi staff for the great experience that Luca has had in these two weeks. I felt him very happy about what he made and people he met. Me and my wife are also very happy because we think it was an important experience that gave him many positive teachings that he will hold for a long time.
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2018 Parents (Parent)
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 3:34 pm
He had a great summer at your Camp, he had so many good experiences.
Hope to see you next year.
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Thank you once again for another incredible time for Michael. Camp is his first
He is thinking about coming next summer for 3 weeks. During this time, he is
hoping to swim to Magnetawan. As you may have noticed, he is loving the open
water L-O-N-G distance. You may not have known that Michael placed 3rd in open
water provincials in July as a 12 yr old.
This swim season, Michael is in the running to qualify for the Windsor Essex
International Children's Games 2019 Team. In July 2019, the games are in Ufa,
Russia. We are keeping our fingers crossed!!! Especially hoping all the timing
will work out.
We will be signing up for next summer as soon as it is available.
Once again, thank you!
Stacey and Shawn
ps.... Michael will be in Largo Florida for winter break training camp over the
Thu, Sep 13, 2018 6:48 pm
Thank you for everything!!! Manuel came home really happy .... he wants to go back next summer
Please give my best to Bob!!!
laura fda rincon p
Wed, Sep 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Thanks for this Colette.
The boys had a great time at camp!
Thank you for everything.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 12:36 pm
thanks for another great summer! I was especially pleased to see how comfortable Andrew has become with lake swimming after being at Chikopi. Both really enjoyed their time and were talking about next year the moment we got in the car. And it has been fun for them to see other boys at the Orillia and Lakeside Triathlons. Please let us know once you have the schedule for next year!
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 11:12 pm
Thank you to you Collete.
Gabriel was very happy the 3 weeks he spent in Chikopi.
It’s a great camp.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Thank you! Michael really enjoys his Chikopi time and has expressed interest in a longer stay next year.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Thank you Collette and Bob,
Nico had an amazing time once again! He loves Chikopi, and will be keen to return next summer.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Collete thank you for having our kid at Chikopi. He really enjoyed it. We keep in contact for next year.
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:07 am
Good morning dear Colette and Bob,
Thank you very much for the wonderful time Cedric had at the camp.
Have a blessed end of the year!!!
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 12:25 am
Hello Colette. Thank you and your husband for making this summer, the best experience that Mikel has had.
He arrived happy, excited, motivated, grateful, sure of himself and delighted to have known both staff and campers.
But above all, we were relieved to know that everything that Mikel did and learned was in a healthy, respectful and safe environment.
We are looking forward to send him next year as a cit.
Thanks again for everything you did for our son.
Mary Carmen and Gonzalo Pérez
Mon, Sep 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Thanks Colette for everything Emilio came back Home all grown up and very gentle. This time I really believe he mature much. I wish you find strength and wisdom to keep your wonderful camp going for many years to come.
I hope Teagan has a wonderful school year.
Mon, Sep 10, 2018 7:46 pm
Thank you Colette! Andrew had a wonderful time and there is even talk of going for longer. I think he's caught the Chikopi bug.
Mon, Sep 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Dear Colette & Bob,
Emilio had a great summer. For me was very special getting to know you in person. I cannot thank you enough for receiving Emilio at camp. He returned asking how many months had to pass for him to go back.
I know Emilio loves you very much and he loves being to camp.
I really hope to send Emilio next year up there as this experiences is very valuable for me as part of his personal growth. Thanks for the warm reception last summer. We are really looking forward to have Emilio attend next year.
Thu, Sep 6, 2018 9:07 am
Just a quick note to thank you for having Indiana. He had the best camp experience this year and he really took a lot of positive things from it. He has learned a lot, matured a lot and has had experiences that have allowed him to grow as a person. Thank you to you, your very hard working staff, both senior and junior.
I know you are still wrapping up camp, however take a moment to know that you all did a great job and made an impact on at least one boy's life in a positive way.
FYI, Robbie and Indian have spent sometime together since camp. That kind of summer friend bond is wonderful.
Jennifer and Patrick
Wed, Sep 5, 2018 10:52 am
Hi Colette, Bob and Teagan,
Thomas arrived home to Scotland. As you said he had an absolute ball, and was sorry to be home, I think, though he does like having his phone back. Thank you for having him, he is already talking about is his plans for next year.
Take care say Hi to Bob and Teagan from us all.
Fri, Aug 31, 2018 9:42 am
Hope you are doing well
I want to thanks to you and your team to make this tremendous experience to Pablo
He came back very happy , I will love to have him back next year
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Just a few word to say thank you for the experience the camp gave to our sons. Have a beautiful automn.
Luc and Caroline
Thu, Aug 16, 2018 8:38 am
Dear Bob and Colette,
Alex is safely home and we would like to express huge gratitude to You and all the staff for taking such a good care of him! Alex is very happy and enjoyed his 6 weeks at Chikopi. Very proud to achieve Chikopi Man!
You give the boys a wonderful opportunity to learn, play and be themselves in fabulous environment. They take away the experience which will help them through life. Thank you!
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Mark and Anastasia
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 8:08 am
Dear Colette and Bob,
Thank you for having Cedric for the past two weeks. I am sure he had a great time.
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Hi Bob & Collete
It’s been a few years since I worked at Chikopi and even more since I was a camper. All the memories and experiences I have from Chikopi have really had an impact on me and have shaped who I am today.
I spent the last few summers working at a camp near Toronto teaching canoeing and expanding the skills I learned many years ago at chikopi.
All the best,
Sat, Aug 11, 2018 7:48 pm
First, I wanted to thank you for taking on Ben as a CIT this season. I think it gave him a different perspective on camp resulting in some growth/maturity......and he enjoyed it in the process.
I hope the rest of your summer at camp goes well as well as a smooth family transition to life back down south.
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 1:04 pm
Hugo arrived home safely in Hong Kong with a happy face this evening.
Thank you so much for take care of him, he spent a wonderful summer holiday in the camp!
Have a lovely day and Hugo will see you all next year.
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 3:24 pm
Thanks the great opportunity for Christopher exploring all types of sports! He is so excited.
Fri, Aug 3, 2018 10:55 am
Thanks Colette! It was great to hear his voice but the first thing he said was ‘can I go for 3 weeks next year?’!!!!
Thu, Aug 2, 2018 8:49 am
We are happy to have Julian back in our arms. So tanned as I have never seen him!
He did not tell his face (We love your expression!) how happy he was at Chikopi. It is hard to get any information out of him but He asked to go back next year and for the full 7 weeks!
If that is ever a compliment!
Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:13 pm
Dear Colette and Bob,
Is glad to see Hugo has a wonderful time in your camp, thank you for taking care of him.
Have a lovely holiday all !
Wed, Jul 4, 2018 6:23 pm
Thanks so much for taking great care of our little boy to and from camp. It was his first experience away from home, which was tough on our part to gently let him go for that long and far out.
Victor is continuing to tell us stories about his time at Chikopi. So many new things that he's learned, especially how to RIDE A BIKE, try tabasco sauce, and so many new skills! He would love to return next year and extend his stay, which we are still negotiating because he wants to stay all summer long. :)
Thanks for making his stay a safe and unforgettable experience!
Wed, Jul 4, 2018 6:14 am
Bob and Colette,
Thank you for making Victor ‘s first camping experience away from home a safe and unforgettable one! We are positive he will have many stories to tell about his trip. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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