Camp is a special time in a young person's life and if the camper is going to overnight camp, it's especially nice for them and for the parent to exchange letters during the session. To make this easier for the camper, we offer notepads that have lines for easier and neater letter writing. They also offer matching envelopes so the camper can simply fold the note sheet and put into an envelope.
It makes it much easier for the camper if mom or dad (or grandma or grandpa) addresses some envelopes and pre-stamp them too for the child, in advance of their departure. Address a few for home, and a couple for relatives they might like to write to and also friends at home. Many camps do not allow and definitely do not encourage cel phones during camp, as they are easily lost. But writing letters home is definitely something that camps want campers to do. For some, it's one of the first times they have an opportunity to experience what it's like to send letters, receive letters and see what it's like to wait for the mail to come!
It's nice to add in a photo or two from home when you send a note and ask questions that will engage the camper in a response, such as: What is your favorite activity at camp, how is the food at camp, do you like your bunk mates, and is there anything you need that I can send to you? Kids love to receive mail at camp and this is an easy and fun way to stay in contact with your child when they are away.
Some of the kid's camp letters received at home are especially fun to read and keep. They'll really enjoy reading them when they get older! There are even books that have been published with copies of some of the funniest letters home. Anyone who is a parent or grandparent of a camper will be able to smile at the thought of receiving that precious letter from their child (or grandchild) and the touching, funny, dramatic messages that are sent.
So make it fun and easy for the child to write a letter home this summer with a personalized camp note pad and just sit back and wait for a fun touching moments to make their way into your mailbox!