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Camp Coniston
summer camp
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Traditional
Focus:  YMCA
Website:  coniston.org external link
Winter Phone:  603-863-1160
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 based on 103 reviews.

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 6/17/14   5     5     5     5     5   Camp has been amazing for our family! My daughter has bloomed so much and is so eager to get back to camp for the summer. I would highly recommend this camp to anyone, especially if your child is unsure about camp because Coniston has one of the most welcoming atmospheres I have ever seen! RID: 47409
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 4/8/14   5     5     5     5     5   Great place - great program - my kids love going every summer RID: 47155
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 4/8/14   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston is awesome! So happy my girls have gone there. Can't say enough about it!! Yeah Coniston!!! RID: 47154
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 3/3/14   5     5     5     5     5   YMCA Camp Coniston is easily the best place that ever existed. I spend hours of my life thinking about it and the friends that I will always have. Every body deserves to go to this camp. It has changed my life forever and has made me a better person. RID: 46986
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 11/4/13   5     5     5     5     5   I have been going to Camp Coniston for the past 9 years, and this past year I was a Counselor-In-Training (CIT). Everything here is top-notch. The staff is super friendly and well trained. There is a huge variety of activities offered by the camp, of which campers choose 8 to participate during each two-week session. Coniston has planned out each day to be the best it possibly can; they even make the rainy days fun! The food is family style and very good. It isn't gourmet but keeping in mind they have to feed 400+ people 3 times a times a day it is impressive. I am applying to be a counselor this upcoming summer and I highly recommend this camp for anyone. RID: 46233
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Click to report rating    8/28/13   "10 summer camps worth the money" - http://money.msn.com/personal-finance... 
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 11/11/12   5     5     5     5     5   Ok I went here as a boy its a great camp. but camp becket is way better!!!! believe me especially if your child is a boy he will love camp becket i promise u!!! i dont work/promote the camp i actually havent been back for 8 years but camp becket was one of the best exp of my life I loved it!!! and i promise you your kids will love it too!!!! RID: 43016
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 9/11/12   5     5     5     5     5   I went to this camp 40 years ago. I now have three children that go there. The Magic of Camp Coniston still exists. It is fun to see how many traditions have remained and how well maintained the camp is. It is a very special place that has amazing energy. The staff has so much spirit and they are wonderful with the campers. My kids are very lucky to be a coniston camper. RID: 42655
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 9/11/12   5     5     5     5     5   Been going for 7 years, applying for CIT this next one. Could not find a better place to be. Ever. RID: 42653
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 9/11/12   5     5     5     5     5   Was a camper and then a counselor back in the late 70's early 80's. My kids are now campers - cry when they leave and count down to their return. It is a magical place - with magical bonds created with terrific people. Something I've carried through my adult life & I'm thrilled to have shared with my children. Can't recommend it highly enough. RID: 42651
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 8/5/12   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter did the one-week camp last summer, a two-week session this summer, and we just signed her up for 4 weeks for next summer. I never thought that we would allow her to be away for more than two weeks, but Coniston has been such an amazing experience for her. There is something so special about this camp. The atmosphere is ALWAYS positive. The counselors are wonderful. My daughter is often a target for bullies at school, so I was definitely concerned about how camp would be for her. Although there were a couple of "mean girls" in her cabin, the counselors addressed the issue right away, and made sure my daughter felt included, accepted, and special. She has often said that Coniston is one of the few places that she can truly be herself. I can not say enough about this amazing camp. I am almost certain my daughter would stay there year-round if it was an option! I should also add that she claims the food is amazing! RID: 42233
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 7/10/12   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is so amazing. I have been going for 8 years in a row and it is truly my home I love it so much. The staff is so nice and the entire place is amazing. I'm applying to be a CIT because I dont want my experience with coniston to end so soon. I love it so much and I can't imagine it not being in my life. I have made best friends there and I value their friendship so much because camp created a huge bond between us that will never be broken. This camp is the best; I have been to other camps and none of them can compare to coniston's atmosphere of friendship and love. RID: 41645
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Click to report rating    6/26/12   5     5     5     5     5   Excelent! We live abroad and sent our kids there for four years in a row. Excelent experience! RID: 41453
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Click to report rating    5/17/12   5     5     5     5     5   THIS IS THE BEST SUMMER CAMP IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! RID: 41069
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 4/19/12   5     5     4     5     5   My daughter is on her 6th summer at Coniston. Each summer when we pick her up, she can not wait for the next summer to be back at camp. I am not a Coniston Alum, but it is plain to see that there is something very, very special- a bond - that is made and never forgotten among most campers. Coniston is a part of who my daughter is. This will be her last year as a camper- she hopes(& prays every night) to go on to be a CIT. There does seem to be something magical about Coniston. RID: 40805
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 4/9/12   5     5     5     5     5   I've been at Coniston for 11 years now, every year the whole staff strives to improve the summer experience and every year it gets better and better. Everybody cares deeply about working at Camp and takes great pride in doing the best job they can do. I grew and learned so much at camp and like all of Coniston's alumni I want to give back to future generations. RID: 40729
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 3/22/12   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston is truly an amazing place. Each year I have an unbelievable experience that seems to always be better than the year before. I have made so many life long friendships. No matter if you are a camper or a CIT or on staff, Coniston is amazing. Going to Coniston is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I can't wait to return there again this summer. I have nothing but positive feedback. Coniston is located in such a perfect place and everything from the staff to the activities are wonderful! RID: 40602
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Click to report rating    3/22/12   5     5     5     5     5   Literally the best camp on the face of the planet. It's extremely difficult to find any negative aspects of it. Thumbs Up! RID: 40600
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Click to report rating    3/21/12   5     5     5     5     5   Best camp of life will never go to another camp. Now hape a bff in Florida that I talk to every day. All in all I loooooooooovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee camp coniston for life!!! By the way never will I ever check off bad for anything on here. Courtney Mccarron this is by. Exparenced in cabin G5 RID: 40585
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 3/21/12   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter attended the one week camp last year and loved it. She said that everything-the counselors, the activities, the food, and the other campers- were amazing. She is doing the 2 week camp this year, and has been counting down the days until camp starts. She says that Coniston is one of the few places where she can completely be herself, and not have to worry about bullying or "mean girls". To me, that is invaluable. Thank you, Camp Coniston, for being such a special place. RID: 40582
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Click to report rating    3/21/12   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is nestled at the lake's edge, and surrounded by 1200 acres of trees, in the Lake Sunapee region of NH. Our first son went at age 11, our 2nd son at age 9. They love camp; they argue about who has more fun. It is the highlight of the year for them. The activities are varied, and the night events are very creative. As if camp is not fun enough, each camp group goes on an overnight as well. Some of the best times are in the cabins, after regular hours. Both boys have had spontaneous cabin parties with music and games. The food is great, the facilites are clean, and the cabins are rustic but well maintained. We recommend this camp to everyone. RID: 40581
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Click to report rating    12/7/11   5     5     5     5     5   I LOVE CAMP CONISTON!!! it is a really fun and lively place to be. there are so many great activities and staff. RID: 37466
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Click to report rating    12/7/11   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is awesome! The counselors make the experience great and there is so much to do. Props to Mr. Tilley, the camp director, for making the camp experience even better with his positive attitude and big smile RID: 37464
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 9/2/11   5     5     5     5     5   Both my kids (12 year old girl and 10 year old boy) tried their one-week program this summer. My daughter loved her counselors, loved her cabinmates and loved the activities. The first weekend home, we were signing her up for next summer. My son had fun too. His counselors were great. There was one not so nice kid in his cabin but the behavior was addressed by a seasoned counselor. I am glad his sister was at the same camp during this trying moment. I would encourage kids to sign up for new activities. My daughter had "funner" activities like kayaking, snorkeling, etc. My son's activities were more land-based: tennis, basketball and archery. He wished he had chosen more water sports. We are signing them both up for water skiing (at an additional fee) next summer. Something they probably would never get to try unless at a camp. Food was yummy (or so I was told). Evening programs were great. Both are returning. Just the right size camp too. Not too big, not too small. RID: 36876
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 8/6/11   5     5     5     5     5   From staff to facilities to everything in between, Coniston is one of the best camps in the country! RID: 36625
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 7/4/11   5     5     5     5     5   I have Attended this camp since summer of 2007 and it has been like my home away from home. The kids who go there and the staff are so incredibly inviting and nice. I don't think I have ever really met a bad person there. I go to camp in 6 DAYS and I am so excited and so are all my friends that go to camp with me. At camp I try new things and somethings after trying a have a huge interest in. Things like games and activities I do at camp I bring home to teach to my school friends or the kids that I babysit. Camp Coniston is a wonderful place and i highly recommend going here. RID: 36284
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 2/17/11   5     5     5     5     5   I attended Coniston in the early 90's for three consecutive summers. I just had the opportunity to return to camp for a visit in November. It is such a beautiful place and it brought back so many wonderful memories being there again. I look forward to their Centennial Celebration this June and hope to find some old camp photographs in the meantime. I learned to water ski and sail...as well as conquer the high dive and master tether ball. Camp fires, vespers and camp songs that I still remember! Can't say enough wonderful things about Coniston! RID: 35142
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 2/14/11   5     5     5     5     5   The place that changed my life and gave me the confidence to be myself! The camp leadership constantly works to make Coniston better and better each year and to allow more kids the opportunity to have a positive camp experience. The facilities are unmatched and the commitment of the staff is outstanding. Proud to be a Coniston alumni! RID: 35116
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 2/13/11   5     5     5     5     5   I LOVE LOVE LOVE Coniston! It is a wonderful place to make long lasting friendships and become a leader! Everyone here is absolutely wonderful! Make sure that if you ever end up applying for CIT, apply sessions 1/2!!!! NOT 3/4! They are both the same experience, but you have a MUCH better chance of making staff if you go 1/2, its just the way it is there! RID: 35095
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 2/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   I've been so pleased with Camp Coniston. It has been a wonderful experience for my son. He can't wait to get back to camp. RID: 35083
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 2/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston was the best experience! I've made life long friends and have such fond memories! The location is just beautiful. RID: 35082
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Click to report rating    2/11/11   5     5     5     5     5   I had GREAT summers at Camp Coninston as a kid, along with my brother and sister. Now, all of our children are are getting amazing experiences at this same camp!! And, you can't beat the price :) RID: 35078
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 4/7/10   5     5     5     5     5   This will be my 7th summer at Camp Coniston, and I can't think of a better place to spend the summer! Coniston has really helped me to grow and become who I am today. I have never been in a place that is so accepting and helps to build such strong friendships and leaders. The food is delicious and we always have fun, rain or shine! I look forward to being on staff this summer and someday sending my kids there! RID: 32556
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 4/5/10   5     5     5     5     5   Attending Camp Coniston has been a family tradition since the 1970's. It is an amazing place in a beautiful location. The staff are friendly and will be role models for your children. This place changed my life and I guarantee it will have a positive impact on yours! RID: 32543
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 4/5/10   5     5     5     5     5   Hands down the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love Coniston - not only because the campers and staff have become my family but because when it gets down to it everyone just wants to be happy, be themselves, and have everyone around them accept that. Coniston has and continues to change and shape my life in ways that I never imagined and I will always remember the impact it has had and will continue to have. RID: 32541
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 2/14/10   5     5     5     5     5   This is one of the most AHmazing camps out there all you downers are CRAZY this camp is butiful the only bad thing i thought was when we had a lake party the lake was clcosed i love it there every one is soooo nice in like 5 mintues of my first arivalll every one was talking to you true that ALOT of people from the same town go (Hanover) but i wasnt from there and i had LOTS of friends it mite not be the most diverse camp w/ race but peopple are from all over europe i so far went there for one summer and the second i steped in i loved it i wish that u could get ur packges on the same day though the consulers are great there really nice and talk to u even if there not in ur cabian the cabin size is nice to i ve know ppl who went to camp with 20 ppl in there cabin! this is 10 max i think even the olders campers are nice they talk to u and rember u its personlized and a dgreat camp 1000 letters isnt enought yo describe it a billoion isnt enough! i love you conistion each moring is s nice RID: 32178
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 8/26/09   5     5     5     5     5   This camp has changed my life. The people are wonderful, the setting is spectacular, and you leave each summer with new experiences that you know you'll never forget. I have been to multiple camps, this one for 9 years now, and it is by far the best. Friendships and memories that will last forever. RID: 30847
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 8/25/09   5     5     5     5     5   CONISTON is a place so special it can't even be put into words. There is honestly nothing bad to say about it. Summer camp is something that I believe all kids should experience and Coniston is definitely the place to send them. This camp is on the most beautiful lake and is one of the most magnificant places I have ever seen. Coniston is AWESOME! RID: 30835
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 6/8/09   5     5     5     5     5   wow this camp is like my home away from home I LUV it there greatest camp in NH EVA!!! The reason why I gave it all 5s is because the staff is AMAZING there are so many activities it is wonderful at camp i feel like... well ME I can be myself and no one controls me, the great part about camp is you can hang out with friends laugh at stupid jokes, pour Ice down someones back ahh good times it is where is FEELs like summer should be fun in the sun ( with is great because we have a HUGE main lawn) I highly recomend sending your kids to this camp everyone I know has such a fun time they wish they could stay all summer ( that includes me haha) and you make life long friends ANNNNNND the only thing I don't really like is well the mashed taters could have some more salt ( haha yes that is the only thing i don't like) and on the camp website it has a count down clock with I proudly say I check everyday good thing is you never really get homesick ( well i never did!) go to this camp!!! RID: 29996
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 1/12/09   5     5     5     5     5   I cannot imagine my life without Coniston. I have had so many great experiences the past five years and look forward to many more this upcoming summer on staff. RID: 28553
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Click to report rating    11/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is one of the best camps in the world. Send your kids here. i am one of the staff members at coniston and it is one of the best experiences that i have had in my life by far. RID: 27702
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Click to report rating    9/29/08   5     5     5     5     5   I have been going to this camp for eight years and basically it is the highlight of my year. The kids and counselors that meet are amazing and everyone is so nice. I would suggest not going 3rd session because their tends to be a little more cliqueness but session 1 and 2 are absolutely amazing. The activities you get to do are so much fun and the counselors are absolutely amazing. RID: 26791
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Click to report rating    9/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   holy crap where do i start? camp is the most amazing place on earth. i swear. i miss my whole cabin so so much and cant wait until next year. thank you EVERYONE for making this year amazing. gawd i am crying i miss it too much. parents, the best thing you can possibly do for ur kids is to send them to camp conisotn. plz jsut do it. <3 really love is the only way to describe it <3 RID: 26454
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Click to report rating    8/25/08   5     5     5     5     5   I love camp! I have only gone once, but the first time I went to coniston, I had an amazing time! I made friends instantly, the staff was soooooo nice, and the campus is picture perfect! My mom went to this camp when she was my age, and said it was the best summer of her life. She was not lying! I can't wait to get back!!!! RID: 26065
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Click to report rating    8/13/08   4     5     5     5     5   CONISTON. MY FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD. LITERALLY!U GO NOW!!!! PLEASE! amazing councelors from everywhere in the world, o.k. food, and I cant wait to be a 5 year camper in 2010!!!I love u so much!!! the scenery is just wonderful and everyone gets pretty much the same amount of attention as each other. No cell phones, but whatevs! I am super serious about going here and I was only nine when i started! You really should consider going in '09 cause you'll probably love it. we all do!~2008 RID: 25635
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Click to report rating    8/4/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp has changed me and my outlook in life. The staff are amazing and full of love. I absolutly love this camp!!!! RID: 25443
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Click to report rating    7/22/08   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is the best camp ever. the food does not suck at all! the staff us so nice and would NEVER make fun of anyone. go to this camp. it rocks! RID: 25015
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Click to report rating    7/8/08   5     5     5     5     5   There is something amazing at Camp Coniston for everyone! It is so much fun and everyone loves each other like brothers and sisters. We have so much fun together which makes us really close! RID: 24687
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Click to report rating    6/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   Words cannot express how amazing it is to know where you belong. Throughout life people always are looking for that place they fit into and Camp Coniston is just that. It is a place you go to and feel completely at home. I am so appreciative to have learned about life by going to this camp. I may sound crazy but you will never know until you try! Thank-you to all who have made my experience at camp, and my life ingeneral more enjoyable. "Home is not where you live, but where they understand you" I love you Camp Coniston! :) RID: 24301
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     6/15/08   1     1     1     1     1   everyone who goes to coniston comes in groups from the towns they live in, so it's basically just cliques of people that live in the same town. the activities were boring and people were very exclusive. RID: 23854
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Click to report rating    6/4/08   5     5     5     5     5   Although I'm a huge supporter of any summer camp and think that it's one of the best things a parent can give to a child, Coniston is definitely a great place to grow up. Coniston has an unbelievable sense of community and the staff does their best to be sure that each child feels like they are an important part of that. It is a place where your child will be nurtured but not babied, independent but not neglected and gain experiences and friendships that will stay with them throughout their lives. RID: 23587
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     5/29/08   1     1     1     1     1   all of my friends had been going to sleep away camp for many years, and would always talk about how amazing it was. i finally decided to try it, and went to camp coniston. it was terrible. i could not wait to get home. it had nothing to do with me being homesick (i wasn't) it was just not a very good camp. everything from the food, staff, activities, and facilities here were terrible. i highly recommend not coming. RID: 23471
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     5/28/08   1     1     1     1     1   I did not like this camp at all the food was aweful there was nothing ti do the staff was mean and the campers made fun of me. i cried myself to sleep every night and the counslers made fun of me. RID: 23452
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Click to report rating    4/17/08   1     1     1     1     1   i hated this camp. its too big, the food was gross and the facilities were dirty. since im shy, the councelors did not like me as much as the other kids :( the activities got really boring after awhile. RID: 22360
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Click to report rating    2/7/08   5     5     5     5     5   I have to strongly disagree with the previous poster about needing to be outgoing to have fun at coniston, as well as those who said that staff have "favorites." As a staff member I can say that truly everyone is my favorite. There is no greater pleasure than seeing a field, lake, or court of smiling campers. As a fairly shy 8 year old, I came to camp scared. But counselors pick up on that right away, and while it takes a little bit of effort on your part, they really help you in realizing just how great the place is. I started camp in 97, and work there to this day. The number of children who don't enjoy the place is very, very few. I think the remarkably quick reapplication rates are evidence of just how much campers want to return. Rating on a site like this is tricky, so I implore you all to look closely at blue sad faces wedged in between so many smiles, particularly those whose ratings are 1 across the board, and who may just be sabotaging to put another camp ahead. RID: 19956
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Click to report rating    1/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   Camp for me is the best part of the summer. I am always enjoying every moment I spend there. The only way you can truly appreciate camp is if you spend a summer there. You will never forget it. I have so many memories at camp that I will never forget. I hope to continue on to be a CIT because Coniston is such an amazing place. RID: 18824
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Click to report rating    1/8/08   5     5     5     5     5   Both of my children (a boy and a girl) have attended Coniston for the past two summers and are registered to attend this coming summer. They both absolutely love going, have had wonderful experiences, keep in touch with fellow campers, and really hate leaving! This camp was the perfect "first time away from home" camp for both of them who adjust in their own unique ways. We love Coniston. RID: 18747
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Click to report rating    12/23/07   5     5     5     5     5   I love Coniston so much!! i made so many friends there and the people just made me feel happy! Every one is so sweet and happy. I can't wait until next summer!! I wish I could go for more than four weeks! RID: 18279
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Click to report rating    12/12/07   5     5     5     5     5   This is my home. My house is only where I stay during the off season. If I could, I'd go all year. I tell people about it and they're like "How can you stand it with no bathrooms in the cabins?" and I'm like "You've obviously never seen the college!" I really love it! I cry every year during the fireworks display, and then again when I leave, or my friends leave, or I see anyone leaving. We're a big, happy, Coniston family, and I love everybody there. I <3 U Coniston! RID: 17931
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Click to report rating    12/6/07   5     5     5     5     5   I can hands-down, without even the tiniest moment of hesitation, say that Coniston is and has been the best experience of my life. It is my home. The people are amazing, and I love it so much that words cannot describe it. My heart physically hurts when I leave it. The most amazing, life-changing and rewarding place in the entire world. RID: 17755
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Click to report rating    12/2/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is amazing! I have made so many friends here that will last my whole life! Staff members are amazing and are halariouse! Good times with G-5 3rd session- 2007! We miss you Abby! Love all of you! See you all next year! RID: 17641
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Click to report rating    11/24/07   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston is a huge part of my life. I was a camper for 7 years, and this summer I was a West Coast CIT, and it so far it has been the most significant thing that has ever happened to me. Camp is what I look forward to every year, and I can't imagine what my childhood would have been like without it. It has truly changed my life. It's not just the place, even though that is beautiful, its really the people. My best friends are all from camp, and that is what I love the most. Everyone at Coniston is exceptionally friendly, and the staff makes the experience worth while for any camper. RID: 17397
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 10/31/07   5     5     5     5     5   Wow... how can i even describe this place? i have never felt so at home before in my life. Coniston is where i was able to break out of my shell and be myself because no one judges u there. The staff is amazing! they're always laughing and talking to u. u better like hugs because we're obsessed with them here. everyone cares so much about each other. it's the hardest thing in the world for me to leave every summer. some other important things u might want to know about Coniston... i love the food- i think that it is just like the food i eat at home. we've got a huge lake and amazing scenery. there are tons of fun activities that keep u moving while ur hanging out with the best friends that u will ever meet in ur life. RID: 16646
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 10/9/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston has changed my life in the best possible ways. This past summer was my seventh and my first year on staff, and it was absolutely the greatest nine weeks of my life. Coniston is incredible! RID: 16070
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Click to report rating    10/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   I was a camper at Coniston for seven years before coming a CIT, then a counselor. I can honestly say that still, to this day, my camp summers are my happiest childhood memories. Coniston not only provides happy memories, it provides an incredible environment for individual growth. Anyone who has the opportunity to go to Coniston should absolutly take it. RID: 15941
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Click to report rating    10/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston provides the true "Camp Experience" for the Campers it serves. Gorgeous facility, passionate and well trained staff, wide variety of activities for every child and a commitment to building friendships...what more could you ask for. Camp Coniston provides an experience that will forever have a positive impact on a child's life. RID: 15898
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston is my FAMILY. Coniston is a place so indescribable its not to be believed. When people ask me why the hell i go to the other side of the country for some stupid camp i simply reply to see my family and they all assume that i have blood related family there and i dont bother to correct them because the relationships i make at camp coniston are stronger than blood, they understand and have expierenced the same thing i have and thats what brings us together. i love camp coniston more than anything else in the world :] and i miss it more than anyone will understand and i hope i get CIT this year :]]]] RID: 15886
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   I have gone to Coniston for the past 9 summers and it has been the best experience of my life. The staff is fantastic and is truly there for the right reasons. It helps campers grow socially while having the best times of their lives. They will have fun, make friends and become more independent by living away from home. Coniston has changed me for the best and I would recommend it for anyone interested in summer camp. RID: 15884
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   I have never been to a better place in the world. and i don't think i ever will. Coniston is what you make it. If you go to camp thinking you will have a bad time then you will. I have been going to Coniston since i was 9 and it's been the best 6 summers of my life. School is boring and you have to do work. Coniston is the place you go to spend your summer away from your family and school. Coniston becomes your home. The friends I've made at camp are THE best i will ever have. We all get together and hang out all the time because hanging out with camp friends is 100 times more fun then hanging out with friends from school. I love my friends from school but they just don't compare. Some people say the food is bad or the cabins are dirty but it doesn't matter. It's the experience that counts. Coniston is amazing. Everything about it. At least once a week I have a day where I can't stop thinking about camp. If I could live there year-round I would. It IS the best place on earth. RID: 15874
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   You really can't put Coniston into words, they don't do it justice. I have been going for 7 phenominal years, and every year I meet new and incredible people, and each year I learn something new about myself. I would not and could not be the person I am today without Coniston, I owe the people there a lifelong debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. RID: 15860
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   coniston is my heaven on earth!I've been going for 4 years and i can't WAIT until next year!! I keep in touch with almost eveyone i meet there, and by the end of camp, you feel like you've got yourself a new family!!! RID: 15848
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Click to report rating    10/4/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston is truly "the most beautiful place on earth". The staff are totally committed to the campers. I am a past camper, staff, parent of a camper and parent of a staff. RID: 15833
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Click to report rating    9/21/07   5     4     5     5     5   I CAMP AND I MISS IT SO MUCH. IT REALLY FEELS LIKE A SECOND HOME TO ME BECAUSE ALL THE PEOPLE THERE ARE SO COOL. I WANT TO BE A CIT IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE I GREW UP. IT TAKES ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE WHERE I HAVE TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE MOST RANDOM PEOPLE. THE STAFF IS AWSOME AND I HOPE TO CONYIMUE TO BE PART OF THIS GREAT EXPERIENCE RID: 15501
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Click to report rating    9/16/07   5     5     5     5     5   Wow. This is one of the greatest places on our planet. I have known this place for a long time. I was a camper here for a bunch of years, and it was phenomenal. I went from being a shy young boy and developed into an outgoing young man. This was a new heavenly place where a child could step outside the box and make a name for himself. This place taught me everything that I ever needed to know about testing one's limits and chasing one's dreams. This place changed my life. Now, I'm a counselor here, and my passion for the place has grown into a love. This place means the world to me. It has taught me all of the social skills in my life to succeed. I can just be myself. Everyone can. It has given me my best friends in the entire world. Friends as close as family. It is more than a Summer camp. It is a dream. The best dream a child could ever wish for, and it lasts all Summer. This place has touched me. I will never love a place in our world as much as I love camp Coniston. Wow. RID: 15339
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Click to report rating    9/14/07   5     5     5     5     5   coniston is such an indescribable and amazing experience. Just thinking about how much I miss it makes me rather nostalgic and teary eyed. The counselors and people and coniston are unlike any other; they always have high energy levels and make real connections with each individual camper. I miss it so much and for anyone thinking about going to coniston: sign up. It will be the best thing that has ever happened to you RID: 15299
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Click to report rating    9/11/07   5     5     5     5     5   this camp is the bomb shell and i love the staff and campers cause the rock as loud as the music played in the dining hall, hey babe, build me up butercup, eye of the tiger, old school backstreet boys, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, ain't no mountain high enough, u know, the CONISTON CLASSICS! RID: 15172
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Click to report rating    9/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   This camp is a wonderful place. I have been a camper there for six years and it honestly has taught me to be a better person and has allowed me to make friends with people who I wouldn't meet at home. I look forward every year to returning and I always have a fantastic time. My parents even get teary eyed when they come to pick me up because they can see what a great community this camp has. RID: 15004
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 9/7/07   5     5     5     5     5   On a scale of 1-5, I would rate the Coniston experience as being "indescribable." The traditions as big as the CIT program to as small as singing a girls camp cheer at CLosing Campfire all make an impact on camp. New traditons are being introduced to camp every year whether it be the West Coast Cit Program or a chain of construction paper laid over the campfire. The old traditions to the new traditions really show what this camp is about, growing. Growth in expanding your mind, body, and soul. Everything campers do or the staff does makes a positive impact on Coniston. RID: 15002
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Click to report rating    8/29/07   5     5     5     5     5   This was my first summer and I fell in love with it right away. You really do feel this calm that you cant find anywhere else. It's kinda like bubble wrap, youre protected from all of the outside issues and prolems but someone can always pop your bubble and come to join you. I made SOOOO many friends that I will remember forever and I miss them so much! I want it to be next summer so I can go and see camp and my friends again!!! They have such an amazing variety of activities from riflery (my fav) to ecology (2nd fav). All of the counselors are soooo amazing and they're like your parents but sooo much nicer and not as strict :) Coniston really is my new favorite place to go because it makes me feel happy. I can be crazy and have fun and not care about what other people think of me. Its like being a different world :) I LOVE CAMP CONISTON! RID: 14648
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Click to report rating    8/18/07   5     5     5     5     5   I thought this camp was exellent and I will definatly go back. Everyone was livley and upbeat!! It rocked! RID: 14132
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Click to report rating    8/2/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Coniston is such an amazing place. I have gone there for five years and I have grown so much. I am always happy when I am at camp. I love getting 50 hugs a day and being surrounded by people I love. I have made the most amazing lifelong friends there. There is not a day that goes by when I don't long to be back at the most beautiful place on earth. RID: 13537
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Click to report rating    7/23/07   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston is a great place. The staff is professional, the facilities are well maintained and the setting is breath-taking. It is also a great value for the money. You can't go wrong. RID: 13213
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Click to report rating    6/27/07   5     5     5     5     5   OMG CAMP CONISTON IS THE ONE AND ONLY PLACE THAT MAKESME SMILE LIKE I DO WHEN IM THERE. ITS TRULY AN AMZING TIME THE BEST 2 WEEKS EVER!!! WHAMMMMYYY! haha GO G-4 SESSION 2 2006 SUMMER ilu<33 -ASHLEY RID: 12547
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Click to report rating    5/6/07   5     5     5     5     5   i went to this camp for 5 years, 16 weeks of my life, that may not seem like a lot, but every one of my favorite memories is from camp. the couselors are amazing, and the activities are fun. i will advise everyone to send there child to this camp. it will be worth every single penny they spend! RID: 10593
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 4/12/07   5     5     5     5     5   There is so much to this camp that even 1000 characters can't sum it up. My friends have gone to the camp for 4 years, and I have gone one year and am returning as a CIT. The camp is amazing, situated right on Lake Coniston with an amazing view over the water, espically at dawn. The facilities couldnt be better, and 99% of the counselers are past campers themselfs and are very enthusiastic. In one two-week session, I had more fun than 3 straight years at the local Parks and Rec camp and made many new friends. The camp expirence is much more than just activites; it involves events such as the Ice Cream Social (the dance that marks the halfway point) and just simply hanging around with your newfound friends every day. Every camper was nice and accepting, even though I was a newcomer to what was to them a summer tradition. In my opinion my expirence there couldn't have been greater, and is definatly worth the money, which is a steal when you realize all the fun that can be had there. RID: 9658
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 4/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston for me, and for most people who have ever attended, is completely undescribable! I have spent 41 weeks of my life at Coniston, and for only being 15, that's A LOT, and I wouldn't take back a single second of any of those weeks. The experiences and the people that you can meet at Coniston are legitamately the most FABULOUS people that I have EVER met! For anyone who is even contemplating going to Coniston- all I can say is to go! I promise you that you will not regret it! If you are at all hesitant, take a tour or something... John T and JD are two of the most amazing camp directors and people that you will ever meet! - Just and FYI... Coniston has more options that just the "regular sleep over camp" option; they also offer a fabulous family camp (which I have attended for all eleven), and adventure camp (which was also a wonderful experience)! I LOVE THIS PLACE, and I strongly think that you can have the same life changing experience if you only give it a try! RID: 9608
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 4/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   One of the best experiences of my life. I went for 7 years as a camper and loved absolutely every second of it...I miss it! RID: 9606
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 4/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   CAMP CONISTON IS AMAZING IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!! I love it and thats all there is to it. Camp is one of the fewest places where a kid can go and have the time of there life. Camp is one of those places that someone can go to meet awesome friends and have the sickest time of your life! CAMP CONISTON IS THIS CAMP.. and if you have a different opinion im sorry. Not only are the kids amazing, but so are the counselors and staff. John T, and JD are the most amazing camp directors on the planet. They not only make camp so it is fun, enjoyable, and rediculously insane, but they make everyone want to go back. Out of 1500 kids that go to camp everyone returned except for 150 new comers..that is pretty amazing if you ask me! This place is pure heaven for the soul - says the lake..See if you have never visited this camp, or been i reccomend doing so. This place is pure amazement, and makes everyone happy..its amazing ask anyone who goes or went. Thank you RID: 9604
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 4/10/07   5     5     5     5     5   I have spent the past nine summers at Coniston, and I have loved every minute from it! Ever since my first summer, I've referred to it as my second home. There is a wide variety of fun activities, and the staff have always been energetic and friendly. I've been to several other camps, and none of them could ever compare to Coniston! RID: 9603
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 4/6/07   5     5     5     5     5   Absolutely the most amazing place in the world. For eight years I've come to camp every summer and I wouldn't miss it for anything. RID: 9476
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Click to report rating    4/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   I've been going to this camp since i was 8 years old and nothing ever gets old. the staff is what makes me come back every year, they put so much time and effort into everything they do; you can really tell they're there for the kids and not for themselves. Each year i return and there is something new on the campus: new buildings, renovated something, new equipment; it just gets better every time. Coniston has a wide range of activities from horseback riding to water skiing to arts and crafts to photo and skeet. I really feel like this camp is the best in the country because never once did i feel like an outsider. Every year i get to meet new people and experience something different. This camp is amazing!!!! RID: 9455
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Click to report rating    4/5/07   5     5     5     5     5   I have visited many camps, and there are a lot of great ones out there....but I can honestly say that Coniston is the best of the best. It is not for everyone. This not a "spa" camp, or a place to get pampered. This is a classic, New Engalnd camping experience. This place and the people that make it what it is will change your life. The monetary value is exceptional. If you want your children to learn to be leaders, to be independent, to gain confidence and inter-personal skills, send them here. When I look back at my life, I know that no matter where I go or what I do with my life, Coniston will stick out as the most amazing times of my life. RID: 9454
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 1/31/07   5     4     5     5     5   Camp Coniston is an amazing camp that changed my entire life. The staff are so carefully chosen, that they are all so caring and amazing you can't help but to love them all! The activities at camp are so much fun! There is almost every type of sport immaginable, there is dance, theatre, swimming, horseback riding, archery, waterskiing, gymnastics, arts and crafts, and about a billion more options. All campers live in a cabin of 10 or 16-I think. It depends the size of the cabin. The bigger the cabin, the more staff live in it with you. The staff are young-ages 17-28(about), and all are soooo nice!! This camp has an amazing kitchen staff too, the meals they prepare for us is like a pretty good restaurant type of food. The memories and friendships I have had at this sleepaway camp are sooo amazing, I love camp Coniston, for it has changed my life forever. I love Camp Coniston! RID: 7398
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Click to report rating    1/26/07   5     5     5     5     5   Best camp ever. The staff is amazing, as are the campers. I have never seen a place where people genuinely care so much about each other and have this amount of fun. This will be my ninth summer there and I have gone from a camper, to CIT, to staff. I highly suggest this camp for all kids as they will love it. RID: 7214
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Click to report rating    1/20/07   5     5     5     5     5   probably the best thing that could ever happen to someone in their life. I was only there one year as a senior, then i applied and got into CIT which is something that you cannot experience anywhere else. if you even consider going there, just say yes. RID: 7033
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     1/4/07   2     2     1     1     3   i wasnt a fan of this camp, i felt like i was being babysat rater than camping, however everyone has thier own opinion RID: 6465
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 12/10/06   5     5     5     5     5   This place is home to me. I've been going to Coniston since 1998 and have gone from camper to staff member. Its a place that you become hooked onto and cannot find it in yourself to leave. This place will give you or your children a life time of warm memories and friendships. My mother always tells me how thankful she is for sending me to Coniston. Its the best thing she could have done for me and my future. I thank her, and your children will thank you. RID: 5842
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Click to report rating    11/11/06   5     5     5     5     5   Quite possibly the best camp in the USA and by far the best camp in New England! Proud to be a staff member and a former camper. I have know this organization for over 14 years and it is constantly improving. I highly recomend this camp to any parent or child. This is a camp where kids needs come first! RID: 4878
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Click to report rating    11/8/06   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston has been a life changing experience. It has influenced my life in such an amazing way. Every aspect is perfect and exceptional. RID: 4755
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Click to report rating    11/8/06   5     5     5     5     5   Best Camp ever! I love it in New Hampshire. Camp is great. the activities are soooo fun. Horseback riding is the best activity ever!!!! Exspecialy the horses Dandy, Flika, and Okie. 1 month each year isn't long to enough. too bad there is 230 days left until camp. RID: 4737
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Click to report rating    11/7/06   5     5     5     5     5   Spent 10 summers there, wish it were more. Hands down the best camp staff in America, anyone who disagrees is wrong. I can confidently say that. Visit the place, see the staff, and compare it to anywhere else in the country. RID: 4699
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Click to report rating    11/7/06   5     5     5     5     5   Coniston changed my life in every positive way possible. There is no safer place for a child to succeed, fail, make forever friends, be silly and learn who they are and what kind of person they want to become. RID: 4686
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Click to report rating    9/3/06   3     3     3     3     3   i didnt like it but everybody should have their own opinion. the food was bad and the cabins were dirty. RID: 2782
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Click to report rating    8/31/06   5     5     5     5     5   camp coniston is amazing! this will be my fourth summer and i cant wait! i have so many friends there and we always try to stay in touch because all the friends you make at camp are truely the best people you will ever meet! camp=love love your camp, friends love yourself! RID: 2667
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