His coming to Camp was certainly a huge challenge and a major accomplishment

Connor* is a twelve-year-old boy who came to Camp Kirk for the first time in 2013. He has Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and a significant Learning Disability and communication disorder. 

For that reason, Connor is an extremely anxious boy with very low self-esteem and was never able to undertake anything without his parents being directly involved. His coming to camp was certainly a huge challenge and a major accomplishment. 

We soon recognized that he is a very compassionate young man with a wonderful sense of humour. Although he certainly had some struggles along the way, camp opened up a whole new avenue for him in terms of his ability to socialize with peers and engage in group activities.

Connor recently sent us an email to express how much he misses camp and saying how excited he is at the thought of returning next summer.

* Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals and their families.