NEOC Reviews

We couldn't be happier with our first ever camp experience for our 5 year old! We are so impressed by the organized, friendly, diverse, and energetic NEOC team. My daughter had the best time at her two weeks there and we are already looking forward to next summer!" NEOC (K-1st grade)
I love the positive feedback my sons receive from their counselors on their way to the car after camp. It means a lot to my oldest, who is very hard on himself. I can't believe the team keeps the fun going outside all day. It's so great for my boys to be away from screens! Archery is a big favorite for both of them. They come home so tired, in a good way!" NEOC (6th-8th grade)
I loved my son's experience (and so did he) of being outside all day long, and really taking advantage of all that Elm Bank has to offer." NEOC (4th-5th grade)
My daughter just finished her 2 weeks at NEOC and I just wanted to send a note to say that she had a wonderful time ... it was her first time doing an outdoors camp and she loved it. Thank you for organizing such a great camp program for her age group. We will definitely be back next year!" NEOC (K-1st grade)
We can't wait to sign up for next year. My 4th grade daughter loved the camp!" NEOC (4th-5th grade)
I just wanted to thank you for a great week last week for my son! He had a tough first day, but when I called to talk about it with the staff, everyone was so responsive and helpful. His next day was so much better and just kept getting better from there. By Friday, he was rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars and saying he’d come back next year!" NEOC (6th-8th grade)
The counselors were always so upbeat and seemed to really love being there. That was fabulous!" NEOC (K-1st grade)
I loved, loved, loved the slower paced, all outdoors, and no screen or electronics orientation for my son. Brilliant! And loved Elm Bank — a glorious place for a camp. Our family had a great experience." NEOC (6th-8th grade)
Our daughter loved NEOC so much that she says we need to sign her up every single year until she's 16, and at that point she wants to train to be a counselor there! We found it very well-organized and well-thought-out, and enjoyed the continuity from week-to-week. And we loved the counselors. I can't say enough about how kind, engaging, and all around wonderful they were with our daughter. She still talks about them often and misses them. Our daughter especially loved canoeing, shelter-building, weaving with various botanicals, ponding, and archery. And, of course, Friday s'mores!" NEOC (4th-5th grade)
This camp was made for my son. He loved everything about this experience — being outdoors, exploring the woods, learning more about nature, the amazing counselors, and getting to meet new friends. He truly adored the counselors, and looked forward to camp each and every day. He cried when we left on the last day, begging to keep going. He actually made a comment that if school was like NEOC, he would be happy to go every single day. Thank you SO MUCH for creating NEOC — this has been an experience of a lifetime for our son — and we cannot wait to sign up for next year!" NEOC (4th-5th grade)
We absolutely loved the experience our daughter had. It was so special for our first time ever as parents and camper so we didn't know what to expect but we were blown away by the education, care, and FUN our daughter had." NEOC (K-1st grade)
Canoeing was a big hit! It was great to see the photos. Thank you to the team, and especially my son's counselor, for all the dedication to helping him enjoy his experience." NEOC (4th-5th grade)
My daughter's favorite part of the day was extended care, after the buses had left with the majority of the campers. This is completely due to the fantastic counselors, who showered her with attention and fun — she thrived in their company! I can't say enough about how kind, engaging, and all around wonderful they were with her. She still talks about them often and misses them." NEOC Extended Day
You really did a stellar job. My kids were beyond happy to be there, asked for additional weeks, and want to return next summer. My daughter is already planning to be on staff some day! :-D" NEOC (4th-5th grade)
My daughter's favorite activities were ponding, identifying rocks, and s'mores. She loved the big, warm welcome she received from counselors upon arrival. She loved earning badges! She really appreciated having a choice on her activities for the next day." NEOC (4th-5th grade)
My boys loved playing in the woods! It was what they looked forward to the most when we first showed them the website, and it lived up to their imaginations. The shelter building was their favorite, but they also just liked the hikes in the woods." NEOC (4th-5th grade)
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