|Thanks to so many parents. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.|
just wanted to let you know that Rohan had yet another enjoyable summer
thanks to Decathlon Sports Club. He can't stop sharing all the stories
and the games he played all summer and is excited to start school and
show his friends the cool things he learnt at camp.
His interest and joy for playing sports has grown even more this year and he is already excited about next summer and the time he will spend at Decathlon. Kudos to you and your team for doing a fabulous job of keeping the kids happy and active all summer long.
Thanks again! Look forward to seeing you again next summer.
Maithili Rairkar (Rohan's mom)
Alex and I just wanted to say thank you for another wonderful month of camp for Tommy and Topher! The boys got in the car on Friday and said, "we're so sad camp is over; I wish it was next summer already!" Thank you for everything all of you do to create such a fantastic and special experience for all the campers. We don't how you do it, but it seems as though every summer is even better than the last! Have a great year and we will see you Summer 2014!
Emily and Alex Sah
My first year of college at UC Santa Barbara is coming to a close, and it's been great. As I applied for work in Santa Barbara for the summer, it made me reminisce on the amazing experiences I've had at Decathlon Sports Club. Everything from Phenomenal Friday's, Raging Waters trips, putting up shade tents as a JCIT, to leading groups as a Junior Counselor has truly been a blessing. I can easily say that your camp has had such a positive impact on me.
Obviously, sports have always been a passion of mine. Ever since I was 5 years old, I could be found shooting a basketball or tossing a baseball. But it's not just about playing the sport, it's about respecting the sport itself and those who play it with you. Decathlon has not only groomed me into a great athlete, but a great human being. Early life lessons of sportsmanship have impacted all aspects of my life. Your camp, from a young age, taught me how to work well with others, listen to others, and have fun in a competitive environment. I will utilize these lessons in the classroom, my next job venture, and the ups and downs of my career.
I want to thank you for all you two have done for me. You've provided me with a family away from home, and summer memories that will last forever. It brings me to tears knowing I won't be around Decathlon this summer, because your camp is the happiest place on earth. I hope all is well.
Camper, JCIT, Junior Counselor
I received an on-line survey and am looking forward to providing you with great feedback regarding your camp. We love that William has had such a positive experience there year after year. William is always a bit apprehensive on the first day of camp session but at pick up, he's had such a good time that he's ready to go back the next day! Your counselors really seem to care about their campers and that makes such a tremendous difference. I love the emphasis on sportsmanship and the games are so creative.
We'll see you next summer and thank you for all that you do for your campers! It is much appreciated.
Thanks so much to all of you for making this summer so terrific for Izzy. You run a great operation. I cannot tell you how much Izzy enjoyed this summer and how much better (from both her and my perspective) her summer was this year as compared to other camp's attended last year. Izzy will definitely be back next year, as will her little sister. Samantha (Counselor) was wonderful as well.
Thank you for all the pictures you sent and for once again showing the kids a fabulous time. Aidan's first experience on a Decathlon field trip Friday was one he will not forget. He and Tommy LOVED fishing. Thanks for hanging out on the dock with them, Scott. The picture is terrific!
Aidan was also thrilled to be chosen as Sportsperson of the week last week. I'm sure you know how special it makes the kids to receive that recognition. Thanks for giving our quiet, sensitive boy that much needed boost! :)
Thanks for everything. :)
Your very satisfied customer/ parent,
I have to thank you for an amazing camp experience for my son, Winn! His buddy Devon convinced him to sign up. I am so glad we did!
From the very beginning, I felt a very personal touch with your camp. My welcoming email started off with "Winn and Devon are together in the same group," which is exactly what I wanted to hear! Then Linda took lots of time with me discussing the week's field trip change (from the beach to Raging Waters).
We felt SO welcome on our first day of camp with a bunch of counselors coming up to us and making us feel at home. Our conselor Ryan Auerbachh is AMAZING. He quickly figured Winn out, telling me that Winn really IS a decent athlete but lacks confidence. And then Ryan made sure that he built up Winn's confidence all week long. Ryan is excellent at that! And the personal phone call midweek was so unexpected and GREAT!
I cannot tell you how much it meant to Winn to get the Sportsman of the Week award. He was "over the moon" excited about that!! And I SO enjoyed the picture you sent of that!! Our Jr. Counselor, Nate was excellent as well!
The closing ceremony was fantastic, with Nate and Ryan saying so many wonderful personal things about the boys. They really got to know each and every boy!
In sum, we cannot wait for next year (last year Winn can do it!) and I'm very sad that we did not try your camp many years ago!
You have developed a wonderful camp experience for kids! Thank you thank you!!
Mattias had the time if his life last week and can't wait to get on the bus tomorrow!
Thank you for making this wonderful childhood memory happen :-)
Greet Hamnendorp, Mattias' mom.
Thanks so much for the bio's. Every summer since he was 5, my son, Colin Chow, idolizes his camp counselors. Last year it was Rafael and this year it is Danny and Yonah. With the lack of male teachers in the elementary school system, Decathlon Sports Camp gives him the chance to model how young men should act. I am grateful for the role models you provide for younger boys to emulate. It is now Colin's goal to be a future counselor and have a bio himself one day:)
Thank you for all you do for the kids and for providing a fun, non uber-competitive place for them to enjoy sports and the outdoors. Gratefully,
Thank you for once again creating such an incredible experience for Louie (Kane) this summer! I always know he is in good hands and having fun during his summers with you and that means so much to me. (5 years at DSC)
This has been such an amazing experience for me! I’ve learned so much from this awesome camp! How to make lanyards, an improved way to shoot a basketball, but most of all sportsmanship. Coming to this camp has truly changed my life! I will never forget it. My first year as a camper has been awesome!
Grace Descourqoez (age 12)
I wanted to say Thank You for another great year at camp! You all make it so easy for parents and the kids love it. I don't know how you do it, when other camps can't seem to, but you are friendly, accommodating and you are so helpful to parents, like when we forget to do something (like bring lunch forms by x day), you cover for us busy, crazy families! It is never "too late", and I really appreciate that! Great job, keep it up! Lia never came home sunburned ( a little just can't be helped as she is very fair) and I really thank you for that too! Wow! You are the best!!
Kate Evard, and family
The all time best camp ever according to the Kramer Kids! BTW - Caitlyn is 3 now... how old does she have to be to start camp... 5?!
Jody Kramer (DSC Campers for 7 years)
My boys love Decathlon and I’ve been impressed by the level of organization and how easy you make it for us parents!
Nate just had his tenth season at your camp (this past year as a JCIT) and enjoyed himself as always. Thanks for running such a fabulous program year after year. He is hoping to see you next summer as a junior counselor!
My Favorite Summer Activity
Decathlon Sports Camp is like recess for 6 hours a day. For the last 5 summers I have been to this wonderful camp called Decathlon Sports Club. At Decathlon we have basketball, baseball, high jump, swimming and oodles and oodles of more sports. We also have fun every Friday. Swimming is fun and at the end of every day we get popsicles. But, the best parts of summer camp are the field trips. We get to go to Santa Cruz beach, bowling, and best of all Raging Waters.
Every Summer I really enjoy going to Decathlon Sports Camp. The field trips and games are really great. There are so many sports you can play with your friends and your friends don’t rub it in tyour face if you lose. They just say “good game” and the losing team is back on their feet and ready for a rematch. Maybe the best part of Decathlon are the friends you make. You get to see your pals again and again and make new friends every year.
Sean Scott age 11
Your camp is terrific. My son has attended for 3 years in a row now and really likes it. I always appreciate the individualized attention you give to each camper and your timely communications on what is going on at camp. Keep up the great work!!
Simply best run camp I have ever seen - from logistics, to food, to sunscreen, to variety, and the best part - kids loved it.
They came home exhausted but tons of fun! Thanks - looking forward to next year.
The Stalder Family
I have never seen a camp more organized. I was worried about my son going everyday and having to get up earlier in the summer. But he was always happy and excited to go and had a great time. That was such a gift! We love this camp and will be back next year!
Thank you so much for
providing such an amazing, positive camp experience! Both my sons
really enjoyed their experience at Decathlon as a camper and as a JCIT
this summer. You run an incredible program! We hope to see you next
summer. Thanks so much.
Thank you very much for
another great summer. This is the only camp that my son looks forward
to every summer. Your organization and communication make it so easy
for parent's to stay in the loop with their happenings at camp and
their children while at camp. And my son always raves about his day
every single day I pick him up from camp and has so many positive
things to say about the activities he's involved in and absolutely
enjoys the staff. They are all a great bunch of people - very friendly,
very personal with each kid and parent, very encouraging and motivating
to the kids....all of which makes a significant difference in his
enjoyment at camp. Thank you so much! I can't thank you enough for the
amazing experiences you've given my son and his friends these past 4-5
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! ...for
enabling our daughter to attend camp for the past two weeks. She's had
a blast, loved all the activities, the staff...everything.
She'll definitely be back next year..and has already mentioned her
desire to become a counselor when she's age appropriate.
Just wanted to let you know how good a job you do and how you've
impacted our daughter's summer. As a mom who works full time, all of
the information and reminders you send really help me keep on top of
things. You guys are the BEST!!!
In case I do not have a chance to chat with you this
week, I wanted to thank you for another fabulous season. It is hard to
believe my son has been at your camp since he was five and we had to go
and play handball with him to get him integrated, to now in the blink
of an eye, it is "mom do not get out of the car please" and he is a
young man. He loved the summer, the home run derbies and The Dollar run
are highlights, and this is the first year he has noticed there are
girls at the camp. He is talking about being a JCIT, so hope we see you
next summer too. Many thanks for the great experiences,
let me say that this is an incredibly well-run program: very organized
and well planned and your communication with parents is fantastic.
Thank you! Secondly, my son has never enjoyed a camp as much as he is
enjoying Decathlon. Each day this week when I have picked him up he has
told me "what a blast camp is!!" and he has thanked me NUMEROUS times
for paying the money to send him. Thank you for doing such a wonderful
job and for providing my son with such a marvelous experience.
are a business person's dream come true! Buttoned up on process,
flexible to a degree not often found, and oriented to make me feel as
though I'm the paying client as opposed to enrolling my kids in a
process that's doing me a big, fat favor!