Email Your Camper
Looking for an alternative to snail mail to message your camper? Send them an email and they will receive their message at lunch!
When you write your camper keep in mind that there are good letters from home that are positive and supportive, but there are also letters that may unintentionally lead to homesickness. Check out this excerpt from summercamphandbook.com/
How do I write a good letter from home?
A good letter from home is newsy, upbeat, and encouraging. Your goal is to say a cheerful hello and give a positive report about what’s been going on. You want to instill confidence and support your child’s growing independence. Avoid mentioning sad things that your child can’t do anything about. Save mild bad news until you can talk to your child face to face. (Obviously, if there is a major piece of bad news to report, and you need to tell your son or daughter immediately, you wouldn’t put that in a letter either. Instead, you’d call camp and talk to the director first.) In a quality letter, it’s fine to say that you miss your child, but don’t say that you’re miserable. Hearing bad news you can’t do anything about makes kids feel helpless. Helplessness leads to homesickness, depression, and anxiety. Read More of this great article at SummerCampHandbook.com.