One of the great camp pleasures is mail call. Please be assured that your daughter will participate in regular letter writing. Your frequent letters are a welcome part of camp life. Please write as often as possible.
Please address your daughter’s mail with her bunk number. You will receive an email with her bunk information on the first evening at camp.
Please send campers with a supply of pre-printed home address labels and address labels and an adequate supply of stamps. Stamps are not available in our canteen. We ask your daughter to write a minimum of three letters home a week.
A short periodic call creates a happy experience and upbeat conversations are encouraged.
Our phone call policy is as follows:
- Parents can begin to schedule phone calls on Thursday, June 15th
- Scheduled Camper phone calls will begin after the first 10 days of Camp**
- Each Camper is allowed three, ten-minute phone calls**
** Exceptions to our telephone policy are made for a mother’s, father’s, or camper’s birthdays. This extra phone call needs to be scheduled by the parents in the same manner as a regular call. In addition, for families with separated or divorced parents, each parent may schedule three phone calls separately.
To Schedule a Phone Call Appointment
Log into your CampMinder account and click the Phone Reservations Link. From here, you will see a drop down box with available times. If you need to change your scheduled phone call time, you just need to log back into your account and change your appointment time. You can also click the “Email my call schedule to me” button which will email you a schedule of your phone call appointments.
Please note that any birthday calls must be scheduled directly through our office staff by calling (518) 494-3213 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
We generally try to schedule all phone calls during rest hour (1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.) and before evening activity (6:45 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.). On occasion, we may have to call and reschedule your phone appointment if your daughter is involved in a special event.
The Camp Directors, Division Leaders and Area Heads are available to speak with you at any time throughout the summer. During the evenings of the first week of camp, we telephone all parents of new campers to advise you of your daughter’s adjustments to camp and her bunk assignment. Please expect our call.
We will not hesitate to arrange an additional phone call if we feel it is necessary or helpful for you to communicate with your daughter.