Testimonials

Hey Fiedlers. If the condition my trunks came home is even a slight indication of how well you took care of my children, then I am eternally thankful—clean, folded clothes with individually wrapped shoes and dryer sheets to make them smell good!!!—you guys are too much. Thank you again for the amazing summer all three kids had. It’s really a testament to you that all of my kids of varying ages, sexes and interests all had the summer of their lives. They are full of great stories and memories. It’s great to have them home again, but tell me how long does it take until they stop saying, “No offense mom, but we wish we were back at camp”?
Natalia A., Dix Hills, NY
Dear Fiedlers, Thank you for a great summer; I had the best time of my life. I love the new pool! I really miss camp and can’t wait for next summer.
Max B., Hollywood, FL
Dear Scott, We are writing to thank you and your family – Ken, Donna and Jay – and the entire staff of Brookwood Camps for making our wedding weekend more memorable, fun, and special than we could have imagined when we started planning it over a year ago. We can’t stop thinking about how fantastic everything turned out, how exciting it was to have all of our family and friends spend an entire weekend with us to celebrate our marriage, and how everyone at Brookwood continually went out of their way to make sure everything went off without a hitch. I can’t think of a better way to get married than to have 125 people who mean the most to you join you for a whole weekend of playing like kids, both before, during, and after just about the greatest wedding ceremony and reception one could imagine. You wouldn’t believe (or maybe you would!) how many people have since told us, “That really was the most fun and exciting wedding we’ve ever been to!” Needless to say taking care of 125 “campers” for a weekend while at the same time organizing an outdoor wedding ceremony, two cocktail hours, a formal dinner and reception, and several other meals and activities, requires organization and a staff that precious few operations could pull off at all, let alone with the level of expertise, assuredness, and joy that seems to be all in a day’s work at Brookwood. We remain amazed and ever grateful for all the hard work and love that went into everything we were honored to receive. A the risk of failing to mention all of the staff by name whose efforts were surely instrumental in this success, we would be remiss if we didn’t say how impressed we were with Howie’s delicious and elegant food that would put so many chefs in NYC to shame, and with Willie for his unique ability to anticipate our every need as “host extraordinaire”. We would surely recommend Brookwood to anyone looking for a spot to have a wedding, or other large event. Only, however, if they want it to be perfect.
Mark & Tonya Joly, Brookwood Class of 2011
Dear Kenny, Scott and family, We wanted to thank you for a great summer. We know Max had a blast. We’ve signed Jesse up for next summer. We know our kids are in good hands. See you next year, have a great winter. All our best.
Ross and Hillary N., Coral Springs, FL
Hi Kenny, Donna and Scott, Just wanted to send you guys a quick note to tell you thank you for all you have done so far this summer. The boys are having a blast!!! It is so nice to see the pics of them on the web. Everyone looks great, you guys too. Only a few more weeks left, it has gone so fast. Again, Thanks for being GREAT!!
Brooke and Robert S., St. James, NY
Dear Scott, Donna and Ken, Just a quick note to express our personal thanks and appreciation for running such a wonderful program. It was a great visiting day and it was a pleasure spending time with your dedicated and enthusiastic staff. We know Jared will enjoy the remaining weeks just as he has the last three. I know that Jared is in excellent hands in his new summer home away from home.
Steve and Amy K., Great Neck, NY
Dear Scotty, I would like to thank you again for such a wonderful summer experience. Noah had (and still is having) a great summer! And was very happy which in turn brought me great joy!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jill, Jericho, NY
Donna, Kenny, Scott and the rest of the gang, Yesterday was a happy day for us as we finally got our weary, but happy child home. I’m sure you can understand the emotion for a first time camper, and first time camp sending parent, of seeing each other again after an entire summer apart. When we got home, we talked and laughed for hours listening to the stories he had about the summer, his new friends, and all the experiences and mayhem that he took part in. The thing that really grabbed my attention was when we asked him” what was the best part of camp”? His response amazed me…in that he really couldn’t put his finger on what he considered the” best”. He said he liked this, he liked that, this person, that person, this sport, this competition, etc. etc. etc. He couldn’t narrow it down to one or two things… But when I asked him “what was the worst part of camp”? His answer really touched me. He simply looked at me in the eye and without hesitation, on word came to his lips….”leaving”. It was at that moment that my heart filled with joy, and knew that he truly spent the best 7 weeks of his life with you and because of you. I wanted to share this moment with you… as I’m sure that you have heard about this moment millions of times before, it was a special moment and one that I’m sure you can never get tired of hearing about. It also serves as a reward to your tireless efforts to make sure these kids have the “times of their lives”. Thanks so much for giving him the time of his life and memories to last for all his life…and as I’m sure you are by now aware, he can’t wait for next summer at Brookwood!!!!!
Roger M., Boca Raton, FL