Dear Mrs. Burg,
As the girls pull out from camp and we all reflect on this wonderful summer, Renee and I want to express our sincere Hakaras Hatov to the summer you just gave our girls who cannot wait to come back.
The ruach, chesed and the warmth that we saw this summer was unparalleled to any summer we have seen in Camp Dina over the last 6 years we have been sending our girls. Your help with setting up the celebration with Ahuva and Shimi was so appreciated but most of all the excitement we saw in our girls especially Aliza who we were able to speak with periodically as a TC on trips. This was by far in their eyes the best summer ever. You and your staff really knocked it out of the park. The events, trips chesed and shear ruach were inspiring and we are so happy to be a part of the Camp Dina family. The countdown is starting for 2018 and Ahuva and Aviva cannot wait to be there. Aliza will IYH go to Israel and for the first time she told us that she cannot wait to come back to Camp as a counselor in 2 years. Thank you again for caring for our children so well over the last 8 weeks and wishing you and your family a Kesiva Vechasima Tova. I am sure our girls will get together this year as they have but the friends they have made in Dina are truly friends for life.
Alex, thank you as well for all of your help in making Dina the best camp.
Rocky and Renee Schechter
Dear Camp Dina Staff,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving my girls Eliana and Talia the chance to experience Camp Dina! They had a memorable 3 days and an unforgettable experience. They really enjoyed meeting new friends, they LOVED their Counselors, enjoyed the activities of camp and most of all really enjoyed the experience of Camp Dina! They came home with big smiles and lots to tell us! Iyh we are looking forward to next year!!!
Please thank any and all staff that helped make these 3 days great – chinuch, art, culinary, swim, zip line….each person my girls came in contact with left an impression and I am thankful to you for the program you run!
Staten Island, NY
Dear Mr. Gold, Mrs. Wiener and the entire Camp Dina Staff,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all very much for an amazing summer! Aviva loved it!
This was Aviva’s first year at a sleep away camp! We never even contemplated the idea of sending her away until a few weeks before camp when we realized there were no day camps for her. Nervous was an understatement. A couple of Aviva’s friends were going which made our decision on where to send a little easier. In all of the research, we couldn’t find anything negative with regards to the camp, administrators as well. That, you don’t find these days!!
Visiting day was wonderful!! From the moment we came on to the camp grounds until we left it was an enjoyable experience. Welcomed by happy campers and happy staff! (Mrs. Wiener especially!) The grounds were very nice and extremely clean. The bunks were clean and everything in working order. I have been to other camps during visiting day and I cant say the same for them. I was actually with a parent who dropped off a check for $5,000 and told the director to use the money to clean up the bunks. His response was that he’s going to need a lot more than that amount to clean it up. So to see the extreme opposite was very comforting. The best thing I heard from Aviva is when I asked her to rate the camp. Using a scale of “1-10” I asked her to give me a number to rate her camp experience. Without hesitation she said camp is a “15”! I didn’t have to hear another thing about your camp!! What else can a parent as for then for their child to rate their camp experience as a “15” on a scale of “1-10”. Thank you.
Another issue that’s very emotional for me and speaks volumes about your camp, staff and the children who attend, is that Aviva was able to dress the way she wanted to without being embarrassed or ridiculed. Aviva, wears only knee socks throughout the year. She feels that as a Tznius issue it’s the right thing to do. It appeared that not many of the children who attend your camp feel the same way. I was happy that (whether its right or the wrong thing to do) Aviva stuck to her beliefs and almost happier than nobody made fun of her or made it an issue. As a School Psychologist I am all to familiar with children being ridiculed and teased for their beliefs. I am sure camp would have been a very different experience for Aviva if that was the case.
Thank you very much,
Kew Gardens, NY
Daniella Fulda in bunk 14 had an amazing experience.
I can’t begin to tell you what an impact it had on her.
You run the camp extremely professional, it’s just the right frumkeit, great food, great entertainment, great staff and a great group of girls and most of all it built her self esteem and independence.
Thank you!!!!!I hope to send Daniella back many times…
Beit Shemesh, Israel
It was wonderful to see the improvements in the camp- the air conditioning in the dining room, the ice machine- things that truly affect my daughters’ comfort level and happiness.
Michael and Ellen Cohen
Kew Gardens Hills, NY
Dear Camp Dina,
Reports from my girls are that they had a great time at camp once again. Thank you and thanks to your staff for helping to make that happen…
I just wanted to thank you for taking care of Elisheva. For us, being so far away, [it] is very difficult, but knowing that she is happy and having a great time is worth it all….
We just received the Camp DVD today, and the whole family gathered around the computer to relive a wonderful summer with Elisheva narrating the entire time. It was a great way for all of our family to see the campsite, the very energetic staff and campers. Yasher Koach on such an exciting DVD, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming summer….
Again, thank you for everything….
Valley Village, CA
Dear Camp Dina
I just wanted to tell you how much Racheli loves this camp. She has been bubbling about the trips, girls, counselors, even SHIURIM for the last SEVEN hours. Thank you so much for giving her this special, unique experience. It’s been a wonderful three years!
Mrs. Debbie Botnick
Dear Mr. Alex Gold,
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts. The exuberance with which my girls greeted me yesterday was something to warm a mother’s heart.
Their enthusiasm only increased throughout the time we spent together as they regaled us with stories of what they did and what happened to them and their bunkmates since camp started.
They are each having a wonderful time and that’s what it’s all about.
Avrohom and Adeena Ratner
Dear Camp Dina,
Thank you for letting our daughter, Ilana, call home for her birthday. Also, Ilana said that her birthday cake was wonderful. It really helped to make her feel special. B”H, it’s so nice to know that Ilana is in such a warm and caring environment.
Debbie and David Schiff
I wanted to tell you that my daughter, Tzippy Seligman, is having a FANTASTIC summer. Thank you!!!!
When I was there on Visiting Day, there were a lot of nice pictures, including the bunk pictures, on display.
Thank you so much…. I can see now why Michali is so drawn to the camp. Her friends are terrific and I’m so glad she’s had the opportunity to bond with them in such a special way. Yasher koach to all of you for such a job well done!
Los Angeles, CA
My daughter, Shana, had a fantastic time in Camp and loved the sports especially.
She looks forward to coming back next year….
Boynton Beach, FL
Dear Camp Dina Staff:
On our way back home from visiting Day, we wanted to drop you a note of appreciation. From our very first call to Mr. Alex Gold a number of months ago, we have only had pleasant and professional experiences with Camp Dina. Camp Dina has lived up to what it was represented to be.
We find the fact that the campers come from diverse but frum households to be a positive. We recognize and appreciate the quality and high level of midos and “frumkeit” in the counselors that our daughters are with. The broad range of programming allows every child and each personality to flourish. Baruch Hashem, our daughters are not homesick, but it is apparent how well those that have issues are taken care of. In addition to the good food we’ve heard so much about and experienced, we find both the physical size and number of campers on site to be optimal.
From the mailings before camp, to the faces that greeted us on Visiting Day with information packages, it is clear and appreciated that Camp Dina’s administration is a well-oiled machine.
As I discussed with you during our phone conversation last week, I wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful first trip. My daughter, Avital Moritz, was in bunk yudgimmel. She has talked so much about how great the counselors and kids in her bunk were, how much fun she had during the activities (especially the hike during the wee hours of the morning, ending with the sunrise), and how much she enjoyed participating in the pre-Tisha B’Av performance. To see her light up as she describes her different escapades gives us such nachat.
Thanks so much,