"DON'T EVER LOSE YOUR CHILDLIKE WONDER"


 
"Camp Eayikes was literally a life changing experience. Everything was like paradise there, from the beautiful views, to the people who by the end of the weekend were no longer just people, but family. Two of my favorite things about Eayikes is that (1) Nobody judges you, you can be as open as possible and everyone will give you positive feedback (2) The fun didn't end at Eayikes, we are doing events and getting together outside of camp, keeping the bond strong. At Eayikes, by the end of the weekend you will literally be saying YIKES!"
-LEO C., 20, Long Beach CA  

Camps attended:

  • Seed Arts '16, '17
  • Communitaaaay '14
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15, '16, '17

 
 
"The experience was amazing. Eayikes gave me one of the best camping experiences ever.  It is truly a gifted group of caring, warm-hearted people who I've had the wonder and pleasure of calling my new family.  You guys are extremely amazing, thank you for having me there."
-Noah M., 19, Long Beach CA
Camps attended:
  • Communitaaaay '14
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15
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"Camp Eayikes has been one of the best experiences that I will cherish forever. I can honestly say camp Eayikes changed my life, everyone I connected with was so kind and loving everyone had a big heart, it's contagious camp made me feel genuinely happy and I felt that I belonged. I hope camp Eayikes thrives into something huge ! I hope more youth can feel the joy I felt making new friends in a safe environment I love camp Eayikes!"
- Ellie G., Long Beach CA, 18  
Camps attended:
  • Seed Arts '13, '15
  • Communitaaaay '14
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15

 
"At Eayikes, there is NEVER a possibility of being alone; let alone feeling lonely. Isolation and desertion are not possible surrounded by the Eayikes crew. The only isolation available is the solidarity which is the feeling of whole-hearted oneness with everyone and in everything we do. Waiting for the day my baby sister is born, i cant help but feel excitement for her knowing that this world can foster the kind of complete respect for the individual which Eayikes constantly brings into existence! Eayikes saved me when i was down and pushes me to new heights time and time again."
- Jordan Dial D., 17, Los Angeles CA
  • Seed Arts '13
  • Communitaaaay '14
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15
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"Before I came to camp Eayikes I thought I wouldn't be talking to too much people and I would be hanging out with my friend the entire trip. As the camping trip continued, I was introduced to all of the campers and felt like I could talk to anyone there because everyone let me feel like I was at home. After the first day I realized how the entire trip would be and that I didn't have to stay around my one friend to feel like I wasn't left out. I was glad that everyone made me feel like I could talk to anyone about anything. After camp, I gained a lot more friends and feel like I am now part of a giant family."
-Jeremy Hendrix, 21, Long Beach CA
Camps attended:
  • Seed Arts '16
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15, '16

 
"The way I think about Eayikes for me is a release. My home environment is usually a pretty ordinary setting and I'm not an ordinary person so I really feel comfortable at Eayikes because it allows me to express myself without the fear of being judged or laughed at. Eayikes makes the environment so that all of the campers somehow get along as brothers and sisters. I also loved the activities and options Eayikes gives to the kids."
-Armaan J., Los Angeles CA, 16
Camps attended:
  • Communitaaaay '14
  • Wildernizzle '14, '15, '16
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"The whole Eayikes project truly is a blessing. Spending time with these people is eye opening, refreshing and gives you a feel of being home. In general, its a good thing for anyone to experience, regardless of what the age is. It's given me hope, and its a big part of why I have the bit of sanity that I have today. I never could ever ever ever ask to spend it with any other better people, and I am beyond grateful that I got off my antisocial butt and went to that first camp. It was the beginning of something beautiful."
-Kai M., Long Beach CA, 17
Camps attended:
  • Seed Arts '13, '16
  • Wildernizzle '14, '16, '17

 
"Attending Eayikes, I knew that I didn't need to hide who I really am. The people I met are insanely nice and they're people that you'll never forget. Also, you just know that they'll be there for you. I feel really honored that I got to meet amazing people like them. They've inspired me and they made me know that when ever I'm feeling down I have them to talk to. If anyone asked me about a camp they'd like to go, to I'd recommend them Eayikes for sure because it's the best camp ever with amazing people and they'll learn a lot. Eayikes is a family that I'll never forget."

-Janna So, 19, Burbank CA
Camps attended:
  • Wildernizzle '14
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"Going to the Wildernizzle camp is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've always been relatively shy but the eayikes crew and campers made it easy to feel right at home. Within a few short but incredibly fun filled days I made friends and memories that I’ll have for life.  Whether you’re shy or eccentric you’ll fit right in and be a part of an ever growing family that you’ll have 5ever (that’s longer than 4ever)."
- Nhung N., 18, Los Angeles CA
Camps attended:
  • Wildernizzle '14