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Hrmena

Seven-year-old Hrmena loved his first year as a day camper at the Achievement Centers Camp Cheerful this year. He was born with a genetic disorder, then diagnosed with autism recently. At Camp Cheerful, he can forget about any challenges he might have and just have fun in a safe, nurturing environment. His mother related, “Hrmena was bored at home. We were happy to find Camp Cheerful because it had everything we were looking for – music, swimming, hiking, nature walks, and other children to play with. We found Hrmena loves to be around horses. The first week of camp, he was so excited, he struggled with listening, but by the end of the week, his listening skills greatly improved.”

“The counselors at Camp Cheerful are very special. They know what they are doing and how to handle situations calmly. They know how to take care of the children completely, from managing everything they bring to camp each day, making sure everyone is safe, having many activities for the children to experience and have fun with each other. The counselors work very hard, and I can tell they do it because they love the campers. We trust them with our son.”

“When I pick up Hrmena from camp, he gets into the car and says “I’m tired, with a big smile on his face. That’s a good thing,” said Hrmena’s father, George. “The counselors give us a report with details about his day so we can talk to him about it. We are happy with everything at Camp Cheerful.”

"The counselors work very hard, and I can tell they do it because they love the campers. We trust them with our son."

Hrmena's mother, Jaklen
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