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“When I was called and notified I got into Aim High (off the waiting list) I expressed my happiness and excitement to a small extent. However, what I want Mr. Patruno to know is that he has had a great and lasting effect on my life within and beyond running. It is hard to express just how thankful I am……”
B.N., Baldwinsville, NY

“Each year I go back home and people always ask me why I would go to a running camp. But as I think about it, it is because of you two…..I thank you from the bottom of my heart…..Thank you for always supporting me even when I told myself there was no way. It was you two that made me realize I can and your camp gave me the confidence to race with the best. You two are amazing people and everybody is so lucky to have you in our lives!”
B.S., Amherst, NY

“There are a lot of nice people in this world, but some people fall way beyond that simple word. You guys have conveyed so much love. You really care about us. You really give everything to make Aim High meaningful. I know you want this camp not only to be a place to become a better runner, but also a better person. That is why you guys are so great. THANK YOU!!”
A.M., Skaneateles, NY

“I can say so many things about the last three years at Aim High. This is honestly a place where I feel at home. It’s really hard to think that I’m graduating and that I won’t be a camper anymore. I just want to say that you guys have made such a big impact on my life. It sounds corny, but it’s true. Every time I come here I remember why I love running so much. I love you guys so much and I hope I can see you guys again really soon.”
K.P., Utica, NY

“When my coach told me about Aim High I had little interest in going and wondered why anyone would go to a running camp. Then my parents signed me up and I thought, ‘Darn, I’m not going to run in college and don’t even like it that much.’ All of those thoughts have changed and all thanks to you. I now can answer that question I once asked…….Aim High brought out a different side of me, a side I really like and I thank you for that. Thank you and God Bless.”
T.C., Watertown, NY

“I look back at these four amazing years and I know in my heart I couldn’t have done it without you. You guys encouraged me so much. Every year I leave camp I just go home and I cry because I miss it so honestly changed my life.”
K.B., Chadwicks, NY

“This was my first week away from home alone and within the first day I felt like I had a place. It was really neat too how Jen was able to call me by my name…..”
E.H., Fulton, NY

“When I was pulling up the driveway on Sunday it felt so good to be here, like I never left. And I love that feeling, the feeling that you belong and that you are where you were meant to be….I can’t describe how much this camp means to me….”
K.B., East Amherst, NY

“If someone were to ask me what stood out for me about Aim High Running Camp, you can be reasonably sure that it would take me around 300 words to explain how important the atmosphere you have created over the past twelve years is to me….”
A.G., Locke, NY

“I feel as if the best choice I ever made for running was signing up for Aim High three years ago! This camp introduced me to lifelong friends and surrounded me with wonderful people. But you guys were the true jewel to camp. Seeing you at all the meets is so encouraging. Aim High has truly made me a better runner but more importantly a better person. I love you guys.”
D.P., Baldwinsville, NY

“The three weeks I have spent here in my life are weeks I will never forget. The feelings I have are indescribable. My first year, my mom and I were driving home from camp and I just teared up. When my mom asked me what was wrong all I could do was shake my head, look out the window, and I realized something. I realized this was an experience like no other…..I cannot explain how much I appreciate you guys, you definitely had an impact on my life. Jen – your words on Friday always choke me up. But this year in particular, I appreciate everything you said. Beautiful words. Beautiful feeling.”
A.G., Liverpool, NY

“Jen and Dave put their heart and soul into camp and make sure EVERY individual is included. No one is lost in the crowd.”
C.M., Pittsford, NY

“At first I really didn’t want to come and was unsure about it, but Aim High turned out to be an amazing experience. The people are great and it was a ton of fun. Thanks!”
E.S., Minoa, NY

“Thank you so much! You two are amazing people and have made this experience so much greater. Aim High is a home away from home. I’ll miss it so much…..Larkin and Heather were amazing counselors and they really made an effort to get to know all of us……”
R.H., Mottville, NY

“This was my best experience ever. I am so glad I came. Keep up the great work. This was awesome. Thank you so much!”
A.C., Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY

“Thank you for all the wonderful years and all the encouragement…..Thank you for all the help when I wasn’t performing well. I still have your email from when I was in 9th grade. I still read it when I need something to help me after a bad race. I love you guys and your family. Thank you for making me a more accomplished person and for being such great role models.”
L.R., North Syracuse, NY

“When I first came to Aim High five years ago, I was nervous and didn’t know the first thing about running. Through the years I have learned so much and completely changed. I have come in contact with hundreds of people with amazing advice. I have loved my experiences at this place and I am going to miss Aim High so much. Thanks for everything David and Jennifer, you have been two of the most influential people in my life. I love you guys like family and I will never forget Aim High no matter where life takes me.”
S.S., Norwich, NY

“This has been a great experience for me. For three years I’ve always looked forward to this camp to meet new people and get in good runs.”
C.S., Camillus, NY 

“Aim High made you feel like home. It had the perfect mix between running, activities, lectures and free time. I also liked the location of this camp with all the trails and the lake. I LOVE AIM HIGH!!”
M.B., Cornwall, NY

“I LOVE YOU Jen and Dave. Thanks for everything! This year was amazing!!”
S.C., Syracuse, NY

“Seriously, this camp changed my life. My away message said, ‘At home for a week.’ Please never change a thing…..You two are my role models!”
D.R., Camillus, NY

“I felt that before I came to this camp I didn’t really know my teammates although I’ve been running with some of them for about four years now….Not only did Aim High help me get to know them, but I think I’ve learned a lot about myself too. Thanks for everything!”
C.S., Cicero, NY

“You guys did such a great job. Everyone here is so supportive, regardless of ability.”
A.N., Baldwinsville, NY

“This camp has beautiful facilities and a great staff.”
M.B., Penfield, NY

“At first I was kind of shy, but the counselors and the campers helped me feel at home.”
L.P., Syracuse, NY

“Jen and Dave and all the staff at Aim High are some of the nicest people. I can’t believe that Jen got to know all of our names – that in itself showed that she truly cared about every camper at camp. I have never been to a camp that was so inspiring, fun and full of awesome people.”
J.R., Marcellus, NY

“I’ve learned so much and had so much fun! You do such a great job running such a great camp. I love this camp…..Thank you so much! I LOVE AIM HIGH!”
K.C., Baldwinsville, NY

“You guys have one of the best camps I ever went to!”
K.A., Liverpool, NY

“I look forward to Aim High every single ear. The counselors and other staff are great! I always learn so much and have lots of fun. Jen – thanks for cheering for me in every race you saw me at. I really appreciate it!!”
A.F., Brewerton, NY

“When my friends in my cabin and I were talking we all agreed that whenever we come back it feels like we never left. Thanks for an amazing time and for all the ways you are helping me to become a better runner. I always love your smiling faces and support, both at camp and meets later on in the year.”
E.C., Jamesville, NY

“I have always had a good time here because everyone is so passionate and encouraging to help you with anything you need. Thank you so much.”
N.G., Weedsport, NY 

“Thank you for my fifth awesome year at Aim High! Every year gets better and better. And Jen, you always make me cry Friday night. I can’t express how much I appreciate your energy and passion.”
E.D., Weedsport, NY

“I love you guys! I don’t want to leave!”
M.A., Pittsford, NY

“You people are all so inspirational. The people I meet here, the counselors, all the Olympians and especially you guys Jen and Dave. You guys put so much time and HEART into this camp and it shows in the campers and counselors faces. I not only learn a lot about how to become a better athlete, but a better more positive person in life. I hope what I have learned reflects off of me to others around me and that is all thanks to this wonderful camp.”
J.L., Amherst, NY

“Every year at Aim High is the best week of my life.”
M.M., Minoa, NY

“Aim High Running Camp has changed my path in life and taught me what is good and right. I have made friends I will always have and memories I will never forget. As my last year at Aim High I have made the most of it and Dave and Jen hold a special place in my heart.”
M.S., East Syracuse, NY 

“I loved how Jen knew everyone’s name by the end of the week and even remembered my sister from five years ago!”
A.B., Pittsford, NY

“You guys are amazing and I’m looking forward to coming back the rest of my high school years.”
S.T., Pittsford, NY

“I love this camp and I’m so upset I only got to go for two years. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. They make me feel like family.”
C.C., Penfield, NY

“I honestly believe Aim High has made a huge difference in my running and the little things I do to prepare. It was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.”
C.M., Rochester, NY

“Dave and Jen are the most giving, caring, loving, selfless people I know. You have no idea how much I look forward to this camp and how much I take away from it. You two have made me a better person as well as a runner!”
E.P., Lockport, NY

“Aim High has been what I have been looking forward to each day for the past two years and I can’t believe I am about to go into my senior year. Aim High memories will stay with me forever! I love you Dave and Jen!”
D.R., Phoenix, NY

“This was an amazing experience.”
A.L., Syracuse, NY

“The counselors here are so enthusiastic about their job that it is no surprise this is the best running camp around.”
L.M., Sherrill, NY

“All the counselors were so positive….I finally learned to love running. Thanks for everything…..”
S.R., Camillus, NY

“Aim High is amazing! Easily the highlight of my summer!!”
M.M., Jordan, NY

“I will take these experiences through my lifetime and I am very grateful. Thank you. I love you Dave and Jen!”
T.H., Syracuse, NY

“This is the best week of my summer by far! I learn so much and have so much fun. I’m so glad I’ve come all these years. I love you Dave and Jen!”
K.M., Syracuse, NY

“I love this camp so much! This is my fourth year and I’m going to miss it so much.”
C.S., Syracuse, NY

“Thanks Dave and Jen for another great year! I’ve learned so much, but more importantly I’ve learned so much about myself while being at camp…..”
B.W., Skaneateles, NY

“Thank you so very much. This camp has changed my life. Dave and Jen have made a great impression on me.”
N.L., Watertown, NY

“Aim High was truly a life changing experience for me.”
A.C., Jordan, NY

“I love Aim High! I look forward to it every summer. It’s a great motivation to run and it encourages me. I meet the best friends here and it’s a super environment.”
S.G., Brewerton, NY

“You have helped make me better as both a person and a runner.”
J.B., Homer, NY

“Aim High was an amazing experience for me!”
A.B., Cortland, NY

“Thanks so much for a great year! Can’t wait to see you next season.”
B.R., Cooperstown, NY

“Aim High is the best week of my year!”
B.M., Clay, NY

“Aim High keeps getting better every year. I love Aim High.”
C.B., Cicero, NY

“I love Aim High and can’t wait to come back next year.”
D.P., Baldwinsville, NY

“You guys rock! Jen, I’m amazed you know everyone’s name! But it shows how much you guys care about us. I don’t want to leave!!! Thank you so much!”
J.E., Syracuse, NY

“This was without a doubt the best week of the summer.”
M.T., Williamsville, NY

“Thank you for three of the best weeks of my life. I never would believe that three simple weeks could have caused so many good memories…..I love you both and don’t know how I would have kept running without you.”
P.S., Oswego, NY

“Aim High is amazing every year. The excitement never ends.”
J.S., Cornwall, NY

“You are such wonderful people…..It’s been a great time being here with you. You are the best people I have ever met. God will bless you.”
O.S., Marietta, NY

“This is my third year coming to Aim High and it gets better every year. I start counting down the days until next year as soon as camp ends. When I am having a tough run and I want to quit I think of Aim High. Thank you for another amazing week at camp.”
M.B., Rochester, NY

“This camp is so much fun. I loved it. It was definitely a good experience and there was always something to do. I had a good time and the running is great. THANK YOU!”
K.B., Clinton, NY

“Aim High is awesome. This is what I look forward to all summer. I have so much fun here and hate to see the week come to an end.”
C.K., Sherrill, NY


Contact: Jennifer & David Patruno
Jennifer: 315-303-7286
David at work: 315-472-0744

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