2016 Parents Survey — Q2 Responses

Date published: April 10th, 2017 | By Matthew

At the end of each summer we send our camp parents a survey. Feedback from this survey helps us understand what we did well, what we did not-so-well, and what we need to improve for the following summer.

Two years ago, as part of a move toward greater transparency, we decided to publish every response from our parents survey — the good, the bad and the ugly. For more on the rationale behind this decision, check out this introduction.

We understand that Longacre Leadership Camp is not a typical camp. We understand that if you're a new family it can be tough to get your head around what we do. Our hope is that these responses will help clarify things a little bit.

There's some very interesting stuff in here. For a list of the eight questions we asked, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

A few notes first:

  • We are publishing all responses from every parent who responded, except for the one parent who did not give us permission
  • These answers have not been edited, even for punctuation or spelling
  • Words in brackets contained personally identifiable information that we removed

Here are the 40 responses from Question #2 of the 2016 Parents Survey.

Enjoy!

"Agree or disagree: 'I received what I expected to receive.'"

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In retrospect, this might have been a dumb question. When we followed up with the four parents who marked "strongly disagree", we learned that they had been pleasantly surprised by their child's experience; so, I'm not sure how much help this will be.

If you're interested in the other questions from the 2016 Parents Survey, here they are:

  1. Why did you send your child to Longacre Leadership Camp this summer?
  2. Agree or disagree: "I received what I expected to receive."
  3. Overall, how would you rate your experience with us this summer?
  4. What was the most frustrating part of your experience with us?
  5. What's one thing we could have done to improve your experience?
  6. Has your child developed any skills here that will be helpful in "real life"? If so, what are they?
  7. How would you describe Longacre Leadership Camp to your friends?
  8. On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to refer us to other families?

If you're interested in the 2015 version of the parents survey, please go here: 2015 Parents Survey.

Thanks for reading!