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About Bonnie Buck
Name: Bonnie Buck
Location: Austin, TX 78739
Profession: ComputerWWW
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About Me: I am graphic designing mom with three kids.

 
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Best Camp Ever! Jul 26, 2012
reviewer: Bonnie Buck from Austin, Texas
Our son has high functioning Austim and has been going to Charis Hills for five years. We could not make it without this camp! The confidence and character-building skills he gets from his time at Charis Hills carries him through out the rest of the year. I only wish that we could find a school or full-time year around place that was as good as Charis Hills. The camp directors and counselors understand the kids and care for them in ways that no one else does. The activities are fun and entertaining and push the kids to do things they didn't know they could. Even the most socially awkward kids are accepted and make friends at this camp and they way they all cheer for each is amazing. No one is left out or is alone. The counselors make sure everyone is always included. They can even handle the toughest kids and make them feel a part of the crowd. Kids even like the food! The facilities are great and spacious with plenty of variety for every type of interest. The counselors are trained to deal with homesick kids who are having trouble being away from home for the first time or those who need to stay in their patterns. This camp is truly a wonderful blessing for parents of kids on the autism spectrum and those with ADD and ADHD. Not many camps understand these kids but Charis Hills does and loves them! Charis Hills changed our son's life and our lives because we found a place he can be happy. Thank you Colleen and Rand for all you do!

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Great Camp for Asperger's ADD ADHD Kids! Highly Recommended! Jul 28, 2010
reviewer: Bonnie Buck from Austin, TX
Our son has Asperger's Syndrome and this was his third year at Charis Hills Camp. He looks forward to coming to camp all year long! The counselors are amazing and the staff loves and cares for the kids and their families in such incredible ways. Everyone feels welcome from the moment you drive onto the property. The camp is spread over 100 acres and is laid out perfectly with great new buildings, cabins and barns. There are several lakes and lots of room to play. My son's favorite part were all of the activities that had something for everyone-everything from animal care with horseback riding to arts and crafts to geocaching (treasure hunting) to fishing and archery. The counselors work very hard to make sure every kid is included and feels a part of the group and to encourage friendships among the kids. Social skills are also worked on regularly, something that was important to us. We like that Charis Hills uses the bead reward system and it is fun to see the bead necklaces from each year with the special beads for various things from camp. We also loved the daily pictures of what was going on at camp and the award ceremony at the end. It was so much fun to see all the kids excited for their awards. The facilities at Charis Hills are new, very well built and top notch. Plenty of space. The food was very high quality and our son loved all of it and ate very well. He said everyone liked the food, even the picky eaters and no one had problems eating. We have been very happy with Charis Hills and really have no negatives. The camp has been a blessing to our family and our son asks to go back each year. He has made lifelong friends and it has given him self-confidence and helped him learn to be more independent. This is a great camp for boys or girls. Our son started in the younger session and is now in the teen session and both sessions are great. The sessions are each geared age-appropriately. Don't miss out on this great opportunity for your child to have a great camp experience.

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Great Confidence-Building Camp! Aug 24, 2009
reviewer: Bonnie Buck from Austin, Texas
Our son has attended Charis Hills for 2 years and has gained so much from this camp. The counselors and staff are very well trained and can handle anything! They love the kids and get even the shy-est kid involved. All the kids feel accepted and gain self-confidence. The great variety of activities mean any kid can find something they like to do. The campers make lifelong friends and learn to get along with others. The new facilities are top-notch and will only improve as the camp grows. As the parent of an Asperger's child, I feel very blessed to have found such an incredible camp for my son where he can feel accepted and gain the self-esteem he needs to carry him through the school year. We highly recommend Charis Hills to anyone who will listen and look forward to many more summers at this awesome camp.

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