Some camper comments from NBTSC.
"This camp totally changed my life. I feel confident and proud
to walk the path I chose."
"I really liked the way the whole day was basically left for
you to do whatever with it....I loved the way people were so accepting
and non-judgmental. They were so open to new ideas, and wanted to learn
from everyone. I think the way you did the rules was great because they
kept people safe yet didn't crunch our freedom. I liked the responsibility
I felt there; to be at meetings and workshops on time, to check in with
advisors at 11 pm, and everything else we had to do for ourselves, stuff
you trusted us to do. I've never been to a camp that trusted so much. It
"I have returned home with so many things to think about...my
life has taken on [more] focus and sense of direction....Going to the workshops
made me remember that there are so many neat things to try out there in
"I noticed right off how incredibly nice everybody was. People
are genuinely interested in what other people have to say and seem to care
about people's feelings."
"The staff was great, I loved being with them. Camp was the
funnest time I ever had. It really made me psyched for life. I felt so
peaceful and free."
"Camp gave me so much energy and inspiration! One of the best
things was to see unschoolers teaching each other about things they care
"I loved the freedom and the trust...A truly remarkable and
inspiring and amazing week."
"The sense of togetherness was incredible. I've never been a
part of such a large group of cool open-minded people...I'm looking forward
to next year."
"This was the best camp I've ever been to. I really love being
with other unschoolers."
"The atmosphere and people were wonderful, nowhere else have
I been immersed in such acceptance and love. I had an incredible time."
"The kind of learning and unity we have here has enabled me
to grow immensely each moment, and will inspire me to keep growing long
after camp is over."
"I grew in so many ways. It was wonderful to be in such a loving
and free environment."
"I felt really supported by the campers and staff. There was
always someone to talk to."
"This was the funnest camp I've ever been to and everyone was
"[NBTSC is] a great place in a beautiful atmosphere to meet
other smart, loving, happy people to keep as friends forever."
"Make camp longer--I fell in love with everything."