With 4 kids, it's very hard finding a camp that has activities diverse enough for their different personalities and activity preferences. All I can say is Thank God for Camp Shi'ini! We started coming in Summer '12 and have returned every summer since. The counselors are so caring and so dynamic, my kids really love them all. It's hard finding a camp that has counselors who return back year over year, but that's what's so cool about Camp Shi'ini ... the counselors are very consistent year-to year ... and they're all just wonderful. The camp's different activities are so much fun for my kids. They have archery and horse back riding and canoe rides and swimming -- the list of amazing events goes on and on. All 4 of my kids are captivated by their treasure hunt adventure where they go out in the Lower Arroyo Seco looking for treasure with costumed heroes helping them and costumed villains trying to stop them. So creative! The Gutiérrez Family loves Camp Shi'ini and we are coming back this summer for more fun!!!!
I strongly recommend Camp Shi'ini. My sister-in-law turned me on to it, and boy was she right! My largest concern going in was that my son had a peanut allergy, and we had an incident this past winter at elementary school when the school had sat him next to a peanut-butter-sandwich eating child. Needless to say, Camp Shi'ini took super good care of my son. They mailed me color-coated stickers in advance of the start of camp so that I could properly label my son's lunch bag. Camp Shi'ini allowed me to speak to my child's counselor ahead of time and between he and the camp management, they made absolute sure that my son's lunch bag did not come into contact with any lunches that had peanut products in them. They also took special care to make sure that no children eating peanuts were near my son at lunch time. We will certainly return in 2014, this camp was definitely worth the money and I strongly recommend it to the Pasadena community. It is a fantastic program from top-to-bottom!
On behalf of my family, WE LOVE Camp Shi'ini! We were lucky enough to have learned about Camp Shi'ini from a family on our street, their two kids had attended camp for a couple, they loved it and we gave it a try, and from the start we have been Raving Fans! Everyday when my son comes home from camp I get a 30 minute play by play of the days events! The only down side has been when camp comes to an end for the season, he gets sad that another year at Camp Shi'ini has ended. The Camp counselors have been great, all the activities, wow! A BIG thank you to everyone who makes this camp SO special, especially Peter &amp;amp; Noah! You will be seeing our family at camp for many years to come!