I found Joanna’s leadership of the camp

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

I found Joanna’s leadership of the camp to be very gentle and surprisingly effective and insightful. In focused sessions, she seemed to touch lots of us in very different ways and to provide a way in which we could approach different things and move forward with them.

Special time was fabulous

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

Special time was fabulous, and the focus that it felt was on the children during that time. Each evening, we sat at the campfire. Just before bed every night, Tim came round as part of checking the whole camp. I felt a real sense of being watched over and cared for, from this.

Tim Hall

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

The process of raising children calls adults to continue to grow up any aspects which have not yet come to maturity.

I came away feeling inspired and with renewed energy.

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

It is such a rare opportunity to be able to go away and have an amazing family holiday, in beautiful surroundings, while at the same time having space to reflect, learn and grow surrounded and supported by caring people. I reconnected to myself and my children, and I know the week will have a lasting effect on us. I came …

What an extraordinary programme!!

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

What an extraordinary programme!!! I was bowled over by the care and attention that went into every detail of the week. The quality of the support available to me as a parent from the staff team and the experienced GTGU parents made this a week to remember. I have never known our son to be happier or more relaxed and …

What a difference you are all making!

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

A brief thank you once again now, to Joanna and all the team, for everything this week – what a difference you are all making! Please could you also pass my particular thanks to Stephan, as I didn’t see him before we left, and I really wanted to let him know how extremely helpful and supportive he was, and how …

I wanted to express my deep gratitude

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

I wanted to express my deep gratitude to Joanna, Tim, the host families, Play Team and all the amazing staff at Embercombe for the incredible space that you create and hold together. It’s immense and I love that as a family we can experience such richness and depth of being in such a safe and cherished space. We will be …

It’s a great privilege to be at Embercombe for the week

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

Grow the Grown Ups has – for two years now – been a really special week where we can reset our relationships with our young twins. It has given us a chance to spend very different time with them: looking at them and loving them deeply. They love it, and it’s very precious for us as a family. It’s a …

A deeply held space in which families are able to explore

In Grow The Grown Ups by Cindy Cooper

A deeply held space in which families are able to explore both their inner and outer worlds Beautiful surroundings, beautiful people, beautiful food. Wonderful to see my daughters blossom under the care of so many attentive adults. It’s the first time ever that I have been able to leave them both in the same “kids club” offering at the same …