Turning Point Camp Testimonials
“Prior to camp, we were feeling overwhelmed with the behavior challenges presented by our children. We had read many parenting books and attended many workshops, but the techniques we were using were not working. In October 2013, we attended a seminar and most recently Turning Point Camp. We saw immediate results and are blown away with how well our children are doing now. We have hope and are calm and confident in our parenting. Each day we continue to see improvement in our children and in their response to how we now parent them. The after-camp support has been awesome. It’s great knowing other parents who have been where you once were and are now on the journey with you.” –Emily Fannon, Ooltewah, TN
“We found out a year and a half ago that our son was suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). We began to do some research in an effort to help our son. Along the way we started losing hope. Frustration and depression set in. My husband and I were at the end of our ropes, both with ourselves and our marriage. Everyday it was becoming more evident that our lives were spiraling out of control and our son was getting sicker. We isolated ourselves because going anywhere was almost impossible. No one really understood what we were dealing with and frankly we were worn out. At our lowest point, my husband and I even considered divorce.
In March, we attended Turning Point Camp by the hair on our chin, financially and emotionally. It was the most important and most beneficial thing we have ever done for our family. Camp saved our marriage and our children. We will be forever grateful to all the crew that made this camp possible. Words cannot explain how this camp changed our lives. Our son has made remarkable strides since camp and so have my husband and me. Camp has been a blessing for our marriage and our children. It put the joy and laughter back into our life and renewed our faith and trust in each other. Our children have learned to be responsible and respectful and they are fun to be around.” -Angie Walters, Tipton, MO
“Before Turning Point Camp, the children were triangulating and tearing apart our marriage. I was overwhelmed and completely emotionally distraught. I refused to stay home alone with my two children due to having little or no confidence in how to handle their behavior.
Since camp, I’m staying home with them and have minimal issues due to skills learned and confidence gained from spot-on techniques of therapeutic parenting. Our family is healing and my husband and I are aligned.” -Gaile Osborne, Black Mountain, NC
“Our family had tried nearly everything-changing schools (9 school placements since preschool), homeschooling, specialists from the west to east coast, moving to a new state with better resources, multiple psychiatric hospitalizations, PRTF, and ‘most restrictive environment’ at school. We were living in survival mode.
We only wish we’d heard of Turning Point Camp sooner. It has changed our lives and given us hope for a wonderful future for our daughter and our whole family. Do whatever you can to go to camp. Don’t wait to start healing your child.” -Amanda & Bryan Alexander, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
“Life before Turning Point Camp was an up hill battle. We had tried anything and everything to try and survive. Almost every family function would end up being a disaster due to our son’s behavior. Traditional parenting was clearly not working with our son. We began looking for answers and eventually we found Turning Point Camp. We were hopeful, but unfortunately the nearest camp was 1200 miles away. Later that summer, we were able to find a Turning Point Camp that was only 400 miles away. We signed up in March for the camp in August. It was the longest six months of our lives.
We arrived not knowing how our lives would be changed that week. The Turning Point Camp staff was by far the most caring compassionate group of people we have ever worked with. They understood what we were going through. We left exhausted and a little scared, but we were also confident and excited. Turning Point Camp left us with a new-found extended family with a lifetime of support. They gave us an endless supply of support, ideas, and encouragement. After returning home, we saw more improvement in our son than ever. His aggression has almost disappeared. His behavioral improvements at school have been astounding. Our son still has a way to go, but we are finally able to see a light at the end of our tunnel. Thank you, Turning Point Camp, for being there for us.” -Bob and Karen Smith, Columbus, OH
“Camp was not what I expected at all. I thought I was going to help parents with their children’s behaviors. Instead, I got much more than I bargained for. I got to meet the most unselfish parents in the world doing wonders with their kids. I also found so many wounded children wanting to heal, but afraid to be loved.
I found it difficult as therapist to rethink how to work with these children at camp without talking to them. So many therapists do not know how to treat RAD due to how therapy usually works, but the week at camp was amazing. The transitioning I witnessed in families from day to day was nothing short of a miracle. Children were healing right before my eyes. They were learning how to trust their parents.
I now work with many families in our area using techniques that I have learned while at camp. I have been sharing this knowledge with all the professionals and parents that I can in order to show them that healing can occur regardless of the damage that has been done. I have personally witnessed this healing take place in the lives of these children.” -Cathy Figgins, PLCP, California, MO
“Camp was my pathway to help families heal. It was a challenge to abandon all traditional therapies and adopt new techniques, but it was worth it.
I gained a wealth of knowledge that I don’t believe I could have received anywhere else. I was amazed to witness the healing transformations in families while at camp.
It was such an enriching experience. I’ve taken this knowledge and shared it with all my families as well as other professionals. My families now have a new found hope.” – Nikki Smith, MSW, Chattanooga, TN