A letter to staff members at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in Vermont, which is supported by KOA Care Camps:
“There are not enough words to express my sincere thanks to all of you at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. I was nervous about letting Mason go, because he had never been away with ‘strangers’ before. Well, I was so wrong thinking he was going to be with ‘strangers.’
“The pictures, videos and his memories of all the things he did made me realize that you are just like family. When we left Camp that day, I was in awe of all of the volunteers and staff standing on each side of the driveway saying goodbye to each child as we drove away.
“He continues to ask me about the Halloween and Holiday celebrations and the Winter Weekend. He also can’t wait to get back there next summer. I am so glad that I let him go and make the memories that he did and I am excited for him to be able to make many more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
— Stacy, Mason’s mom
Here is a video of a banquette at the 2013 Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.