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Testimonials

“Staff was very helpful. The PA Room was fantastic. Food was wonderful. Thanks for serving us so well.”

Steve (Men's Retreat)

“I cannot thank the BCC Team enough for how well things were organized.  We were taken care of.  As always the food was excellent and the ladies who attended our event were deeply blessed and loved it here.  For many this was their first time to be at the BCC.”

Sue (Women's Retreat)

As usual, the food was superb! Please give all the staff a huge thank you from me!! I did tell the kitchen staff, but they can never get enough praise.! The staff, food and venue is the exact reason we come back year after year.

Jenice (Day Retreat)

We had a wonderful retreat. God’s Spirit was surely poured out upon our youth and adults. We were served very well by the staff. Thank you! God Bless you Always.

Neva (Youth Retreat)

Everything was beautiful, as always. Thank you again for having us! We look forward to these escapes and your facility and staff are always very accommodating! Already can’t wait for next time.

Cindy (Scrapbooking)

We had a great time this past weekend. Everything was perfect. It was a good weekend to be away and to build relationships with our spouses. The meeting room was perfect with the fireplace and the view. The food was very good and plenty of it. The staff was friendly.

Dan

Food was excellent. Staff- 5 star  – so helpful & very responsive. Rooms are very clean.

Joan

Thank you, everything was great.  The food was delicious. Everyone bragged on the food.  The facilities was perfect. I couldn’t find anything wrong. Thank you for everything.

Janet (Ladies Retreat)

We are so thrilled with our experience at your retreat center. Having the sound equipment we needed ON-SITE was a huge blessing. The women enjoyed the meals.

Amy (Ladies Retreat)

Our pool Party was yet again a great success! A new family (who was recently referred to us and brand new to our events) had commented about she liked how the lifeguards calmly interacted with the kids. She also said they were ‘laid back, but attentive’. Please thank them for us for yet again doing another fabulous job. Our families did appreciate this. We did hear MANY positive comments about how ‘beautiful’, ‘great’ and/or ‘relaxing’ facility Bongiorno is.

Bernadette (Family Day Event)

Food was excellent, rooms were clean. We were made available everything we needed for our event. The guys had an awesome time while here. Thank you.

Denny (Men's Retreat)

Very nice place, very kind staff. Excellent food service.

Rachel (Youth Retreat)

Your on call person was exceptional as were housekeeping and food service. Thank you so much for a job well done.

Jim (camp)

We had a very enjoyable time. The accommodations were comfortable. Food was great and the staff was very courteous and cooperative. Kids had a fantastic experience on Saturday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed the constant supply of tea and coffee.

Puthenparampil Samuel (Family Retreat)

We liked the facility, especially the food! The rooms were comfortable. Love the Adirondack chairs. Staff friendly.

Kris (Leadership Retreat)

We were very happy with the lodging and loved the large space meeting room. The food was delicious. Everyone was very pleased with the whole weekend.

Sue (Ladies Retreat)

We had an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your help.

Sergio (Men's Retreat)

We had a wonderful day together and we are so appreciative of the available space you offer. The room was set up just as we had requested and when we needed two additional things (an extension cord and an angled mic stand for the piano) your staff was quick to respond and very helpful. Lunch was delicious too!

Renee (Day Event)

Everything was wonderful! Communication with Jill was always prompt, complete and courteous. Last minute adjustments were handled without issue. After hours maintenance was always immediate and polite. The food was terrific! The yogurt bar in particular was a hit!! All the staff were super friendly and more than willing to help. We LOVE coming to this camp and appreciate all that you do to make our stay a positive experience. Thank you!

Deb (Youth Retreat)

We loved the new placement of the campfire sites. Everyone was able to get to it with ease. We loved all the new string lights as well. We had a great time! Thanks to all the hard working staff!!

Dave (Church Fellowship Retreat)

Staff was friendly, courteous, and lifeguard staff was great. We felt cared for!

John (Youth Retreat)

We had an amazing time! Our first time in a camp like this and we had no complaints. Staff was very friendly and office was very flexible with us. Thank you!

Alex (Youth Camp)

Staff is friendly and accommodating. Food is delicious. We’ve been coming here for over twenty years.

Beverly ( Railroad Assc. Retreat)

I wanted to express my thankfulness and deep gratitude for the care given to gluten-free and the other food allergies this weekend. I was able to eat and enjoy every meal and did not get sick. I feel that you took service to the next level with the signage on the service bars and the excellent service by all the dining hall staff.

Robin (Women's Retreat)

We absolutely loved our time here. The grounds were beautiful. The Eagle Lodge, Meeting Room, and Gym were always clean and perfect for us. This retreat was awesome, thank you Bongiorno! PS: LOVED the food!

Chrisanna (Youth Retreat)

Excellent all the way around. You fixed our coffee issue promptly. Overnight rooms were clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was in the room for the day.

Dan (Leadership Retreat)

Service was fabulous, loved that the food staff remembered those with food allergies and were actually looking for them when they came in the door.

Jennifer (Youth Retreat)

We had a wonderful time on Saturday at the banquet – many thanks to Al and his team for the delicious food, as well as those who set up tables and linens.

Mark (Sweetheart Banquet)

‘The hexgon climbing thing is really cool.”  Erika

“I loved it here! It was my first time, and I had a great time.”  Andrew

“Food was really good!”  Nicole

Jessica (Youth Winter Retreat)

I just wanted to say Thank You for a great weekend! It was a wonderful experience for us, being on the older side and first time chaperones. We hope you will extend our appreciation to your whole team from the admins to the kitchen staff and housekeeping. We understand how many moving pieces there are to pull it all together and we just want to let everyone know that we are thankful for the ministry you provide to our families in the District.

Lisa (Kids Breakaway)

Very good, quick snow removal! Thank you for a great weekend- good food.

Patsy (Quilting Retreat)

Noticed campus improvements, Nice! First time user of cottage-was lovely. Prompt response from maintenance on three occasions was appreciated!

Joane (Ladies Retreat)

Everything was wonderful yesterday. The food was delicious. The Bongiorno Center never disappoints. The staff was wonderful and everything was set up perfectly. Thank you again for everything. I look forward to holding the volleyball banquet there again this fall.

Carmen (Basketball Banquet)

BCC Staff, Thank you so much for your kind and generous care of NCA’s leadership team. We felt very welcome and blessed!

Pastor Jim & Holly (Leadership Training)

Our stay was very pleasant and affordable. The meals and service was fantastic. Accommodations were perfect.

John (Leadership Training)

Always love to come for an event. Everyone is so great!

Melody (Scrapbooking Retreat)

It was a terrific event! Best yet! Thank you for making all the modifications to make it such a smooth event! Food was great.

Jeff & Jen (doTerra retreat)

Suites are very nice! Nice re-decorating and queen beds! Maintenance workers quickly responded to a hot water issue. Good selection of food.

Carolyn (Quilting Retreat)

We had a wonderful retreat! And enjoyed the facilities immensely.  All of your staff were so helpful, the meals were delicious, and the overnight rooms and meeting room were up to their usual standard. Please pass along our thanks to all, including the people who worked over the weekend to make our stay so enjoyable and worthwhile.

Christina (Ladies Retreat)

Excellent as always. We appreciate having the room set-up and ready to go.

Deb (Quilting Retreat)

We have worked with a lot of retreat centers, and Bongiorno Center was the most responsive to our needs and really took time to understand our heart and desire for our event.  Everything was done with excellence from the moment we arrived, and we can’t wait to return!

Julie (Youth Retreat)

We love it here! Staff was amazing, facility amazing as well.

Alex (Youth & Kids Camp)

We had a great time. Super turnout for a softball team.  Thanks for the accommodations. Just a great venue to be at.

Lanny (Softball Picnic)

Very helpful staff. I appreciate the quick response of the on-call staff.

Michelle (Singles Retreat)

Your weekend facility director has been a great help and responsive. We enjoyed the worship place, rooms, food, gym, bonfire and the campground itself.

Albert (Family Retreat)

The staff and facility always meets our needs. Great place for our events. (Quilting Retreat)

Nancy

Wonderful experience, accommodations very comfortable and clean, staff was very pleasant!

Richard

Thank you!  Everything was wonderful.  The on-call staff person was very quick to return/answer calls for keys and maintenance needs.

Candace

The food was great and all the staff members were incredibly friendly and helpful.  Thank you for accommodating our group every year.  We are so grateful for everyone at Philip Bongiorno and we look forward to working with you in the future!!

Jae

The experience was great. Preparations were superb. The food was delicious. The room was beautiful. The staff was helpful and thoughtful.

John

The staff (Housekeeping, Kitchen, Service Personnel, On Call, and Office) are always very helpful. The food was even better than last year which was good. Our campers were blessed by your servant hearts – thank you.

Jim

I was very blessed by the new staff (Amanda, Jill, Chris) as well as the ones with familiar, smiling faces (Linda). Brother Krebs has a true heart for the Lord.  Thank you for everything.

Beverly

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay.

Lillie

Our stay was very pleasant. The office had all our keys and paperwork ready by the time our group started to arrive. Maintenance came immediately when one person lost her key and needed to get ready for a wedding. The key was later found and our sewer made it to the wedding on time. We also had great meals – the highlight being the turkey dinner Sat. night. Great job.

Jane

To George and the staff, Thank you so much for the chance to get away for a few days and work on my relationship with God. The facilities were excellent. It was so nice to have a kitchenette. Everything was a blessing. May God richly bless you for all you do here. Many adults and children will go from here knowing Him better. Keep up the great work.

Allen

Excellent meeting room and the dinner on Saturday was the best meal we ever had at BCC! Looking forward to the next event!

Cheryl

We had a great time at BCC.  The food was great and we loved our meeting room and sound equipment accommodations.  We hope to have our church’s family retreat here next  year.

Kristina

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Thank you for your service to us.  Good food, accommodations & staff.

Grace

As always, our experience was wonderful!  Food was excellent.  Thank you!

Patsy

The Girls Volleyball banquet was a huge success! Everyone was so professional and very helpful throughout the entire planning process. The room looked great and worked out perfectly for family photos in front of the fireplace. The Chef and his staff were amazing! They were constantly checking on us and asking if we needed help. Two of their guys even helped me carry items in from my vehicle and another server helped us to decorate the tables. The food was delicious! We had many compliments on how great everything looked and tasted. The Chef was very helpful in selecting our menu for this event, too. I’m sure we will be back next year! I know many people did not realize this was available for other events, so I hope to bring you more business too!  Thanks for making this event stress free and very special for us.

Lori

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