favorite part was the combat because it was just something that you
don’t do in a normal camp. The people here I will always remember
because I haven’t met anyone like the people at this camp, they were all
pretty amazing. It was probably the best camp I’ve ever been to.
-Emily, age 10
I can't even
begin to tell you what a positive impact camp has had on Shania. It was
everything she wanted and more. The first thing she said when I asked
her how it went was,"We want it to be 2 weeks next year!" She's already
planning to turn in soda cans to raise money for next year's tuition.
She's creating minor gods on paper in great detail, and sleeping with
her sword by her side. She's been talking about all the kids she met
every day, and is eagerly awaiting pictures and videos on the camp
blog.I'm so glad we could be a part of this pioneering adventure.
-Carolyn (First Parent to Register)
Individual campers see the multidisciplinary connections and/or build their own creative relationships among the different aspects of the camp. (For example, theatrical combat might inform their design of movement in a digital game, their concept of “turns” in an analog game, or the way they perform in a skit or in a quest; it might instead contribute thematically to a story they write, a visual art project, or the mechanics of a game they imagined.) Everything is loosely interconnected, and the experiences you offer the campers, plus how they are encouraged to choose their own ways through those experiences and given some time to integrate them into larger projects, lets them see that and develop those cross-disciplinary neuronal connections you emphasize.
-Dana, parent & visiting faculty from UCLA
people I met at camp were amazing. They came all the way from across
the continent to come here. For one special reason, to find people they
can relate to.
-Bryson, Age 14 Student
Last summer I
had the opportunity to observe Camp Demigod in action. My daughter was
begging to go to Percy Jackson's Camp Half-Blood. I found Digivations
Camp Demigod on the Internet and took a leap of faith when I signed her
up for a week of camp outside of Vancouver. She has been attending a 7
week sleep away camp in Pennsylvania for a number of years. Camp Demigod
is on one hand a true "sleep away camp" experience but on the other
hand it is unique . The kids that my daughter met shared so many common
interests other than Percy Jackson. I could see her mature and gain self
confidence as she realized that there were other kids that were just
like her. Most kids at her school and other camps were not such avid
readers or interested in science fiction shows like Doctor Who. The
theme of Percy Jackson was the main thread throughout the week but there
was much more. The emphasis and instruction in innovation was highly
intellectual yet every child there seemed engaged. While I agree that
experiencing sleep away camp has many benefits, Camp Demigod is equally
as beneficial in terms of being educational. Katie made friends, shared
interests and expanded her horizons. We are looking forward to more
exciting week-long experiences with Anne and Steve!
-Randi, Parent from New York
My favorite part was my cabin because the people were AWESOME!
-India, Age 12 student from South Carolina
"They are the best teachers I've ever had!!!"
-Ethan, Age 12 student from Vancouver, BC
McKenzie is still riding the cloud of camp. She sure wishes school were more like camp!
-Jennifer, Parent from Washington
This camp was wonderful for Miranda and I'm sure for every child who attended.
-Mary Anne, Parent from White Rock, BC