Staying in Touch
Campers love getting letters, and we strongly encourage parents and campers to write to each other. The girls are required to write and send a letter home each Sunday. Letters and emails from parents and family members are delivered everyday at lunch. Families may send messages and see camp photos by using their online portal at this link. Phone calls with parents are scheduled twice during the summer – once during the 3rd week of camp and an optional call after Visitors’ Weekend. Parents may call the camp office at any time with questions or concerns.
Your Happy Camper
Going to sleep away camp allows children to do many things: develop skills, make new friends, experience a new environment, and become more independent, confident and resilient. Children do all of this while living in a community very different from their homes. In order for your daughter to feel comfortable living away from home, you may find it helpful to prepare her for camp. For some good ideas, we recommend “The Summer Camp Handbook” by Christopher Thurber, PhD. and Jon Malinowski, PhD and “Homesick and Happy” by Michael Thompson, PhD. Among the various issues that these books address is homesickness. These books offer suggestions for both parents and children on how to handle these natural feelings that almost all campers experience at some point in their camping life.