Testimonials

“The kids LOVE YNOT and we are so glad we switched two years ago! They came home every day and said how much fun they had with the places they visited. GREAT program!”

Jolyn and Michael Martin

“This will be my son’s third year going and we love it! My daughter can’t wait to go.”

Carleen Hinkle

“YNOT is a great program for kids. My daughters especially love the summer program as there is always something fun to do. Last year, they swam once a week, rode bikes once a week, took day trips to cool places like City Museum, the Zoo and Science Center in St. Louis, the waterpark in Bloomington and bowling at Bass Pro in Peoria. They also spent a lot of time outdoors at various parks in the area. The staff is fantastic! They are dependable, caring and seem to truly enjoy spending time with the kids. Joe, the day director is awesome and always available to answer questions or address any concerns. He always responds quickly if I call or text during the day. If you are looking for a summer program for your kids, I cannot recommend YNOT enough! My daughters cannot wait for summer to begin!”

Erin Gutzman

“2014 will be my 7 year old’s second summer with YNOT. He had a great time last year. The field trips were great. The staff kept the kids safe and covered with sunscreen. I went along on one of the field trips to St. Louis and never worried about my kid after that even though he was only six at the time.”

Andrea Klein

“My daughter went last year and is looking forward to going this summer. It’s a really great program! The counselors are good with the kids and Joe, the director, is wonderful. I really like that there is a variety of activities each week and that all costs are included.”

Melissa Stalets

"My husband and I are very thankful that a program like YNOT exists.  Our experience with this program has been phenomenal, and what a program...all the trips the kids get to take.  Our son Jake thoroughly enjoyed every minute and couldn't wait to get back the next day.  I also want to commend Tracy and Brian on their exceptional professionalism, organization and diplomacy.  They provide a great service to this program.  What can I say...they're awesome.  On another note, I had the opportunity to attend the St. Louis Zoo trip, and was amazed at how organized the counselors were when it came to making sure the kids had a great and safe time.  I personally tagged along with Jared and Devon, and was very impressed on how they handled the kids.  The kids love those two guys, and frankly, so do I.  I've got to tell you...I've learned a few tips from Jared and Devon on how to handle a group of kids.  What a great experience for our family.  Just knowing that your child is in good hands is a tremendous relief.  Thanks for everything!  Keep up the good work and see 'ya next year."    Sincerely,

Kim, Chuck and Jake Finnell


"Good morning, Jamie.  I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job Tracy and Bryan did yesterday in dealing with Jimmy becoming overheated.  They were professional and caring, plus provided excellent advice on caring for him at home.  It's a comfort to know that your children are truly being cared for and in excellent hands.

Again, thank you!"

Kris Tapocik


"I wanted to let you know that I enjoyed going with the kids to Grafton on Friday. Like any parent would I always worry just a little when they take a trip, I have to tell you after riding along, I was very impressed with the counselors. You have a fantastic group of workers and the kids get along with them really well. Meaghan, Drew, Carrie, Sally, Joey and Jarrod (and your son) did a fantastic job of keeping an eye on the kids and taking care of any needs that they had. You can tell they are truly concerned about the safety and well being of the kids. They made it fun for everyone. The kids were great and a joy to be around."
Thanks again, Mary Ellen Ruffner


"My kids have had a wonderful time at camp this year.  This is their first year and I am sure they will want to go back.  It has been so good for them to interact with other children their age and meet new children and form friendships.  Very positive."
-Terri Malawy-

"Holly had a blast yesterday and was asleep within ten minutes after hitting the car...HA!"
Shelley Monroe

"Codie had a blast. We are telling everyone we can about YNOT, because it was a great deal...especially with the activities involved. We know we'll be there next year."
Carmen O'Shefsky and son Codie

"Our experience with Camp YNOT the summer of 2003 was very positive. The camp counselors were mature, helpful and fun for the children. The program was designed so that the children were kept very busy by visiting parks, museums, taking extended bike rides and also incorporated educational field trips. The children even bonded with the bus driver. We will definitely be considering Camp YNOT for the summer of 2004 if it is offered."
Carole Fisher and son, Martin

"Samantha had a great time at YNOT this summer.  We couldn't have dreamt of a better program for her for the summer. She learned a lot, too, about Springfield businesses and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the functions of businesses such as banks and she loved the St-Louis trips. "
Kim McFarland and daughter, Samantha

"Matthew absolutely loved YNOT Camp this summer. He would go to bed asking if tomorrow was going to be a YNOT day! The activities were very extensive and the kids liked the fact that they could see something and do something different everyday."
Megan Walters and son, Matthew

"Whenever we drive anywhere now, Coleton slides to the window, points and says, Hey, I know what that company does! It's obvious that they learned a lot, right along with having a great time."
Mike Meseke and son, Coleton