What camper doesn’t want to receive a letter or package every day at camp? As parents, we want to send letters filled with exciting news from home but we often run out of things to write about. Jamie Lake, an author from Kveller, gives us the perfect advice on what types of letters we should and should not send to our camper. This article is one to “bookmark” this summer.
It’s an exciting time for you and your camper, their first year at overnight camp. We have a few ideas to help them get excited about camp and stay excited.
Gift giving makes everyone smile. Plan for a few family members or family friends to send a camp related gift before camp starts. Something special, personalized and unique. A few of our families give personalized pillows & blankets. Check out some of the latest camp gift trends like Ga-Ga gloves, personalized clothing, and bunk games.
The more, the better! Get a list of campers in your child’s age group and see who lives close by. Scheduling a group playdate for ice cream or roller skating will be a blast. The more people your first-time camper gets to meet before the first day of camp the less anxious they will feel. If you can’t schedule an actual playdate, schedule a facetime meet & greet.
Sealed & Delivered
Many of the camps suggest sending a letter a week before camp starts. Campers love receiving mail and will love it even more if they have mail waiting for them. Remember, they call it “snail mail” for a reason. Leave plenty of time for the letter to get to camp.
We know first hand this is a crazy, stressful, and exciting time of year. Your packing, labeling, shopping for just about everything “summer”. So, take a second to enjoy some really funny camp letters home. Yes, these are from real campers!
Click to read our favorite letter from the blog “Scary Mommy”.