Aida provides a caring and creative outlet for the child. It is also located in a fabulous setting with both a beautiful park and access to Cootes Paradise virtually at it's doorstep. The camp allows children to express themselves unimpeded. Drama games and improv are the norm. Artistic expression is always encouraged. No idea or feeling is too small or too silly. Children are encouraged to be themselves and develop there inner creative spirit.
My son, 10 years old, thoroughly enjoyed his time at Aida. Aida has nurtured his inner soul. A question asked at school. Did you like the film or the book better for the Bridge to Teribithia? I was surprised that he chose the book. He told me that Aida let him create the monsters and the heroes in HIS mind. I was so impressed with his answer and even more impressed with his reasoning.
The mentors at Aida were from a diverse background that really represented the mosaic that represents Canadian society. They were caring, consoling when needed, expressive, and an invaluable part of the camp experience. One of the campers was vegan and brought in some nutritional and extremely delicious snacks. They were always ready to greet and welcome each child in the morning with enthusiasm. They made you feel special.
My son loved Aida, the new friends he made, and the experiences he had were ever present. He was truly excited about going to camp each and every day. His fellow campers made fast friends. He observed that some of the campers were very shy, but the Aida environment had them talking to fellow campers within the hour. No one was ever afraid of asking Kaime anything as she would never make you feel bad about yourself or get mad at you. (HIS words) He never tired of the camp experience. When it was over he was sad, sad that he would not see Kaime's warm smile, ever enthusiastic voice, and her enduring energy and spirit every day. He can hardly wait until next summer, because it is a great camp and he would not miss it for the world.